Is pre-ordering a title in The Book Depository cheaper than purchasing it after release?
I’ve done a quick run-around the net to find information on pre-ordering, the perks and the prices related to it.
For some online sites like iTunes, pre-order prices are similar to the after availability range. Some merchants will also more likely to make you pay more so you can secure an item once it is released.
So far, I’ve pre-ordered two titles from the Book Depository and found that the amounts I paid were lower than the prices after the release. Bonus: some titles are made available earlier than their intended release dates.
It does not make a gigantic difference since the book still needs to be shipped, but at least few days were saved, and receiving an email once the book is made available can be exciting.
The price may also gradually increase as the release date approaches as I have seen this with one of the titles I purchased.
Whilst I can provide photos to prove this, I would recommend saving an item in your TBD wish list and monitor the prices.