My sis attended her first Big Bad Wolf Book sale on the 8th Dec, Friday around 10pm and spent like 5-6 hours there. She came back after 4am!!! Even queuing for cashier took her 1.5 hours. I’m glad I didn’t followed her then. *I don’t have that kind of patience!!!* At that time Big Bad Wolf were having the 63 hours non-stop sale.
Since she wanted to go again yesterday (15th Dec Saturday) I decided to follow suit to experience the biggest-most-affordable-book sale ever in Malaysia (or world?). Incidentally it was the Big Bad Wolf Mission 60 (60 hours of non-stop sale) however we choose not to go at the wee hours of the morning. We arrived at Mines around 7.45am and spent 3 hours there. Queuing for cashier took us only like 5 mins!!! HAHAHA
So yes my virgin visit to the BBW sale was a no-frill-happy-enjoyable experience.
Lucky me woot!
Some facts about Big Bad Wolf Book Sale:
1. Started in 2009 at Amcorp Mall and Dataran Hamodal.
2. BBW 2010 was held in South City, Seri Kembangan.
3. BBW 2011 was held in MAEPS, Serdang.
4. BBW 2012 is currently held in MIECC (Mines), 7th-23rd December 2012 from 9am-9pm
5. It’s the most affordable and wonderful book sale ever in Malaysia. Where on earth can you find books at 75%-95% off?
Now I’m really curious, where on earth did they get those books from and how come they’re able to offer dirt cheap prices. All books are way way wayyyyy below retail prices. I wonder how they sustain the losses??
Okay here are some photos which my sis took on her first visit there…
At Big Bad Wolf sale on 8th Dec @ 1.52am. Taken from 1st floor. Arggh so many people…
The condition at cashier area @ 1.52am.
Below are taken on my sis’ 2nd visit and my first one.
15th Dec at 8.34am. What a breeze!
Big Bad Wolf banners.
Big Bad Wolf 2012 bookmarks. The left one was distributed on the 8th while the right one on 15th Dec.
So you wanna see our total loot for the 2 days hunt at Big Bad Wolf sale? Here it is…
A total of 30 books which cost us RM429.00. Average RM14.30 per book.
OHMY-FREAKING-GOD!!! So worth it. If I were to buy all these at retail price it would have cost us around RM1.5k!
Here’s the list of books purchased and its prices:
(Estimated retail price for these books ranges from RM30-RM150)
1. The Handbag Doctor by Dr Pixie McKenna RM12
2. 6 Minutes Morning Thighs & Hips by Sara Rose RM5
3. Eat Well Live Longer by Michael Van Straten RM12
1. Olive x 2: RM5 x 2
1. Your Face Is Your Fortune by Dr Evelyn Yap RM5
2. The Feng Shui Dictionary by Lilian Too RM10
1. Kim by Rudyard Kipling RM6
2. Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom RM10
3. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht RM8
4. The Medici Curse by Matt Chamings RM8
5. The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir RM8
1. Italian by Marika Kucerora RM6
2. 100 Best Health Foods RM12
3. Cooking With Asian Roots by Devagi Sanmugam & Christopher Tan RM10
4. The Art Of The Dessert by Ann Amernick & Margie Litman RM18
5. Flavours Oil & Vinegar RM15
6. The Miracle Juice Diet by Amanda Cross RM8
7. Essential Guide To Cake Decoration by Alex Barker RM8
8. Jamie At Home by Jamie Oliver RM30
9. The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book RM30
10. Salt To Taste by Marco Canora RM15
11. Mastering The Art Of Indian Cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor RM20
12. Jamie’s Kitchen by Jamie Oliver RM30
13. Chinese Recipes & Home Remedies by Terry Tan RM15
14. The Chinese Kitchen by Deh-Ta Hsiung RM25
15. The Elements Of Life by Su-Mei Yu RM20
16. Culinaria Southeast Asia RM30
17. The Healthy Cookbook RM18
18. The Practical Encyclopedia of Asian Cooking by Sallie Morris & Deh-Ta Hsiung RM25
The funniest thing is the one who bought the most books are neither my sis nor me but my MOM. She bought the most cookbooks AND she’s the only one in our family that doesn’t cook. WUHAHAHA I don’t know what to say… I guess that’s what impulse shopping and one that’s so affordable can make you act that way.
Photos taken from TZ-7 except last two taken with Nikon D80.