thats the thing I like to read after have given my Visa data:
"Sorry for the inconvenience, we are currently experiencing difficulties. Please bear with us. We have been notified of this error and are working to find a solution. Thank you."
Good site. Any problems i've had (and there haven't been many) have been with the booksellers using the site, rather than www.abebooks.co.uk itself. AbeBooks has been helpful in sorting them out - if not as quick to act as say Amazon.
Never disappointed on price, speed or quality of product. I've used this site for both domestic UK and international transactions, without any problems. I've never had any privacy issues and consider it extremely trustworthy.