THE URC BOOKSHOP announced its final farewell sale this month with an online stock clearance at discounts of up to 70% — and promptly suspended operations due to “unprecedented demand”. The sale was announced on facebook at 14.49 on 10 November and suspended less than 24 hours later at 13.55 on 11 November:
Thanks to everyone that has ordered books in the sale. However, our sale has been so popular that, due to unprecedented demand, we’ve had to suspend sales from the website. We plan to restart our sale early in the week beginning 15th November 2010 so you’ll have to hold your horses until then.
The good news for any prospective bargain hunters is that the sale did indeed resume as advertised, at midday last Monday, 15 November — but only briefly. At the time of preparing this report, online sales have once again been suspended but are due to resume at 9.00am this morning, Monday, 22 November. The best deals have no doubt gone by now but it may still be worth checking out what’s left: books.urc.org.uk
The shop will finally close at the end of this year but URC specific product will remain available:
The URC bookshop will be closing at the end of 2010 (see the URC news article) due to financial pressures. Online and phone orders will continue until all stock is sold (orders will be processed subject to availability of stock). Returns will be processed as normal. After the closure of the bookshop, the URC will continue to sell all URC merchandise, including the Year Book, Prayer Handbook and the URC diary.