I met a friend for lunch and then paid a visit to Carrefour, which is usually so crowded on weekends that I avoid shopping there. Dutiful daughter that I am, I proceeded to look for two items on my household shopping list:
- Oven cleaner
- Portobello mushrooms
In the spirit of Kristen’s recent post, I ended up buying two bottles of Johnson’s Baby Lotion with UV Protection (usual price $6.95; promotional price $1.95!), a tube of toothpaste, a loaf of super soft ‘kopi tiam’ (local speak for coffeeshop) bread, and a brand new copy of XML for Beginners, 2nd edition.
That was a real steal. The book’s cover price is US$39.99, but at Carrefour all titles were going for S$15 (US$8.64). While I was jubilant at the deal I was getting, it was a little sad seeing that books I own, such as
…were all going at 15 bucks each, too. Oh well, you can’t win all the time.
I nearly picked up a copy of Advanced PHP for Flash, but decided that was a little too much. I think web services are the way to go, so I’ll focus on XML first.
A note of warning before you flock down to pick up some IT books yourself – know which edition you’re buying. There were first and second editions for the title I purchased, both going at the same price. The books are all stacked up and not arranged in any particular order.
Also, a similar sale is going on at the Computer Book Centre at Funan Centre, which is one of two favourite geek haunts in Singapore. Wrox titles there are also going for S$15, with other titles going for up to 50% off.