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Old 10-01-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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The Good Cook book club......Has anyone done this?

Hi.......

I saw an ad for this (cookbook/cooking) book club in a magazine and then just checked out their website www.thegoodcook.com . I read through the information and it all seemed standard when compared to other book and music clubs.

Before I go ahead and do it, just wondering if anyone had any thoughts.

thanks!

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Old 10-01-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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It's an absolutely fantastic way to buy cookbooks - you get the 4 for $1 deal, or whatever (you still have to pay shipping), then get an offer to buy another book at 1/2 price, and then buy 1 more book in a year to complete your membership. I'll bet I've done that cycle a dozen times, and gotten top notch, expensivo cookbooks for next to nothing.

You do have to be sharp, and fill out the 'I don't want this month's selection; when it comes, tho.

Another great ordering source is Jessica's Biscuit at www.ecookbooks.com
They've got the most complete selection of new and 'classic' books i've ever seen, and have great prices and sales.
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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runninduo, please refer to the Shameless Self Interest Topic elsewhere on Gen Chat. I've been a member of this book club for a while now and have obtained several good deals.
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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My Aunt gave me a catalog for them .. and I've been looking it over and wondering it it was a good geal or not. But, if marmalady and mudbug say it's legit ... I might just have to join.
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:31 PM   #5
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i wouldn't do that. it's just not wise to sign up for something like that. go to the book store or the library, i say!
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:41 PM   #6
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It's not a bad deal, especially if you don't have a decent bookstore nearby. Basically, it's the same procedure as BOMC (Book of the Month
Club) - catalogue comes with selection identified, you either decide to buy selction or other book(s) or decline; otherwise automatically selection is sent to you. Various sales and discounts throughout the year. You can do everything over the phone or the Internet if you prefer.
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:29 PM   #7
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Thanks all!

I joined. When I was younger, I did the Columbia House music club several times and this seems the same. The fact that others here have done it assures me that it's legit.

I ordered 4 books. One book counted as two selections and I did the 1/2 off deal. So, for 4 cookbooks, I'm paying $27 and change (including shipping). Not a bad deal. It would have been well over $100 at a regular book store.

I've been wanting to get books that not only explain the "How to", but also the "why" and i think these books will do that.

I got......

1. Secrets of Baking
2. Here in America's Test Kitchen
3. How to be a Domestic Goddess (this counted as 2, I assume b/c it's so popular)
4. Bread Made Easy

I can't wait to get my books! I hope my husband doesn't get pissed at me. I've bought so many cookbooks in the last year or so.

Thanks all for your advice!
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:51 PM   #8
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Good Books!! Remember to tell hubbie how much you saved! :D
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:57 PM   #9
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Gourmet's new book of recipes is for sale at Costco for $24.99. Big as a doorstop.
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I saw it today, too - big book, no pictures, so I passed!
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