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Old 01-10-2016, 11:32 AM   #31
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i always stock up my wishlists and mass buy during the amazon black friday sales. Some books can get extremely cheap if you willing to wait for the black friday....
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Old 25-10-2016, 04:59 PM   #32
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Old 25-10-2016, 09:02 PM   #33
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Old 27-11-2016, 04:41 PM   #34
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Old 13-12-2016, 06:55 PM   #35
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Old 14-12-2016, 11:28 PM   #36
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The new layout puts me off too.

But currently Kino are the only ones who carry large libraries of Chinese books that are of competitive pricing compared with online retailers with lesser waiting time.

Maybe more readers are moving onto ebooks

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Old 14-12-2016, 11:34 PM   #37
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Even though bookdepository offers huge selections, you might be limited by the books from alternative languages such as Chinese.

BDP also takes very long to deliver the same book even though it's stated upfront free shipping. Therefore kino can only fight if there's competitive pricing and immediate stock on hand.

Which means they have to keep an inventory and they have to be lean to compete.

Maybe that's why they starting to only bring in bestsellers instead.

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Even though bookdepository offers huge selections, you might be limited by the books from alternative languages such as Chinese.

BDP also takes very long to deliver the same book even though it's stated upfront free shipping. Therefore kino can only fight if there's competitive pricing and immediate stock on hand.

Which means they have to keep an inventory and they have to be lean to compete.

Maybe that's why they starting to only bring in bestsellers instead.
Sounds like Popular. Reminds me why I never enjoyed going Popular, except for buying stationery and magazines.
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Old 16-12-2016, 09:01 PM   #39
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Btw, NAC rental is ridiculously high
It's exorbitant. I won't blame Kino if it moves out of NAC and optimize their online business model instead.

I seriously think the crappy rental prices here in SG are killing so many businesses. Why can't the darn owners just charge lesser and at least have a steady stream of monthly income? What good does it do to them in the long term if they are driving people out of businesses like that?
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Old 17-12-2016, 08:37 AM   #40
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Agreed with you. Rental is hurting profits of many businesses, only landlords are the winners.
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Old 17-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #41
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Agreed with you. Rental is hurting profits of many businesses, only landlords are the winners.
Spoke to two different small/medium businesses which I am a regular customer today. One is closing down and another closed one of its branches because the landlord hiked the rental price by 30%. How the f*** do they think people can sustain like that?
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Old 17-12-2016, 09:21 PM   #42
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Spoke to two different small/medium businesses which I am a regular customer today. One is closing down and another closed one of its branches because the landlord hiked the rental price by 30%. How the f*** do they think people can sustain like that?
They don't care I feel, seems that they are confident they will always get tenants. Maybe because many of shopping centres are under the same few landlords, so...

Some also shorten the rental contract also upon renewal.
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the only reason to go down to orchard frequently ie because of kino nia
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the only reason to go down to orchard frequently ie because of kino nia
Kino + Takashimaya
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