Shopping for books online no longer a good deal

Compared to 5 years ago, shopping online for books is no longer a good deal as the prices for books online have increased to a very great extent. Though the online book seller may offer a good discount, the courier charges have increased to a very great extent on some websites with almost every vendor on large websites charging Rs 60 for delivery of a book to the online buyer. For inexpensive books, the cost of courier charges will be more than the cost of the book.
In contrast local book sellers are offering a discount of 30-50% on the book that they have in stock, and there is no additional fee to be paid. The reader can also spend some time and read the book to check if the content will meet their requirement, whether it has information which they are looking for.