If you haven't been watching the exchange rates recently, you might not realize that the value of the British pound against the dollar has fallen considerably. Today at XE.com, one pound is worth $1.59. Not long ago, it was north of $1.90. That means an £85 Bible from R. L. Allan & Sons that would have cost more than $160 not long ago is closer to $135 now. So far, my efforts to convince my wife that going crazy on the Swaine Adeney Brigg site now makes good economic sense have met with little success, though.
Crossway is offering seconds of the ESV Thinline bound in cordovan calfskin for just $75.
This is not only a $75 savings over retail, but about $30 less than the discounted firsts on Amazon. If you don't mind a Bible with a little damage -- and let's face it, a little damage up front might help you worry less about "abusing" a nice edition -- then this is worth considering. The cordovan calfskin is my favorite binding from Crossway. The large print in black calfskin is half off at $100, too.
Any other deals out there? Let us know in the comments.