I’m a big fan of online shopping in general, and Amazon in particular. But sometimes you just can’t beat the service you get from a proper shopkeeper.
A case in point. I needed to buy multiple copies of Balthasar’s Mysterium Paschale. Only 15, but that’s more than the British distributor keeps in stock. Amazon listed it, but the cheapest copies were over £40, well outside my budget. The US publisher were offered a good price on the book, but the shipping was a deal-killer.
Enter David, the manager of Manna Christian Books in Wrexham.
To cut a long story short, buying through him got me the books direct from the US at only £14 each, including the shipping. As you can imagine, this has made an already happy customer exceptionally so.
I’m still a fan of Amazon and the like. But there really is nothing like good local service.