Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to know.
For the international sites like the Amazon's and The Book Depositories (US and UK stores for both) the prices are converted into Singapore Dollars.
I use the European Central Bank to look up exchange rates. They seem to be a reputable place to get data from. Note: The ECB only updates their rates once per day if you require real time data then you're probably taking this too seriously.
You should be aware that exchange rates can be very volatile so the price you may get charged by Mr Visa/Ms Mastercard/Dr Amex (plus any fees) is very likely to be different from the price you see on this site if you buy from one of those retailers. (I even put it in bold to make sure you are aware.)
Update: And to make the exchange rate closer to what appears on my Credit Card I've added an extra 5% transaction fee to the exchange rate.
Treat the estimated price as a guide. This site is not making the purchase. YOU are and it's your money, so please read carefully any terms and conditions on these web sites.
I read the site policy. Most sites have some sort of policy stating what they charge. And it's easy to work out if the price is over/under any threshold and display the correct postage.
What's not easy is those sites that say "it depends". How are customers supposed to know what it's going to cost without the purchase taking 5 emails and two days of negotiation?
Hint to retailers: make it easy for your customers. Free is good. '$5 for the first book in an order, others free' is clear. As is '$5 delivery on orders under $50 and free for orders over $50'. If I've got a postage calculation wrong, please let me know. I'd like to get it right.
If you are one of the bookshops this site checks and you don't want to be listed then please let me know. I do not aim to antagonise booksellers. But I do aim to provide a service to this sites users so I am searching as many sites as I can.
And we only search when a human is looking at BookishSG.com. When I detect a search engine spider, i.e. the GoogleBot, I do not do any price lookups which means I do not go to any retailer sites.
To further lessen the impact on your site I save the result so I only need to search your site for that book once in nay 24 hours period. If multiple people search for the same book on the same day the first person has to wait while I do a lookup - the rest see the saved results. If we are having an impact on your site then then please let us know.
Please go to the suggest a book retailer page and let me know. I'd like to include as many reputable sites as I can. I think it's good advertising for you - I'd never heard of many of the sites I list until I started this project.
NB: I reserve the right to not include book sellers, for whatever reason I choose. So I can't guarantee that you will be listed but I'd really like to get you linked in.
While I have tried my best, there is no guarantee that the data shown on this site (book prices or postage) are accurate. Always check the prices and postage on the web site before making any purchase. Please also note that including a site in the search result does not indicate any endorsement by this site or its owner. I may not have ever brought a book from them. But no-one ever reads the small print, so I'm probably the only one who knows this.
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Hey Bro, Kiwis can compare book prices in NZ
G'day mate, compare book prices in the Australia
Namastē, Compare book prices in India
oei,Singaporeans can compare local book prices too!
Cor blimey, compare book prices in the UK