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Topic: 3 for 1, 4 for 1, 5 for 1, 6 for 1, up to 10 for 1 credit. Buy by the lb.

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Subject: 3 for 1, 4 for 1, 5 for 1, 6 for 1, up to 10 for 1 credit. Buy by the lb.
Date Posted: 2/6/2010 5:48 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2009
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Paperbacks up to 10 for 1 credit and hardbacks up to 4 for 1 credit.

        Buy by the pound!          

Different? YES! I want credits and you want books. You don't want to get too few books for your credit and I don't want to give too many books for a credit. The problem is the Post Office. Not us. The PO charges an arm and a leg to send one book, a similar amount for 2 or 3 books, but a whole lot less for a lot of books. That's why Box-O-Books is so great.

Here's the deal. If all you want is a couple of books, I'm not going to pay $2.38 to ship them. I'll buy credits for $2.25. It's cheaper. However, for your one credit you would only get one book normally. Now we can do a win-win deal on more books for fewer credits.

1 hardback weighs between 1 and 2 lbs. and must pay the 2 pound rate of $2.77 and cost 1 credit.
1 thick 400+ page paperback weighs about 1/2 lb so 2 of them can go for 1 lb. at $2.38 and 1 credit.
1 normal 200-250 page paperbacks weigh about 1/4 lb so 4 of them can go for 1 lb. at $2.38 and 1 credit.
BUT. . .
4 HBs weigh about 6 lbs and can go for 2 credits. That's 3 more HBs for 1 more credit!
AND. . .
16 PBs weigh about 6 lbs and can go for 2 credits (8 for 1 credit). That's 12 more PBs for 1 more credit!

Final analysis. If all you want is a couple of books don't bother. If you want 4 or more HBs or 16 or more PBs for 2 credits (6 lbs) its a great deal! And guess what - after the above 6 lbs of books, you can order HPs at 4 for 1 credit or PBs at 10 for 1 credit!

Click on the book in my bookself and it will tell you whether it's hardbound or softbound and in some cases how many pages it has. If you're unsure or there are combinations, PM me with your list and I'll tell you what it works out to based on the weight of the books.

 



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