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Subject: 3 for 1 and Hold the Cereal!
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:18 AM ET
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Hi All,

You think you've seen it all and then this.  I ordered a book, a cookbook no less, and it arrived in a cereal box (tiny address label barely hanging on) with THE CEREAL as the packing material!!   When I opened my mailbox, the darned stuff started falling out on the ground.   The corners on two ends were COMPLETELY TORN OFF.   I'm looking around for the Mail Lady thinking this is some kinda joke.   You can't make this stuff up....And here I've been worrying about using brown paper bags that are too flimsy.... my book still smells like Corn Puffs.....

Anyway,  until further notice,   I'm offering 2 for 1 on EVERYTHING but the hardbacks,  so  just pm me with your freebie.  This is my first book bazaar, so be gentle with me.

Update: Romances and women's lit are 3 for 1 and  other paperbacks still 2 for 1, but just ask if you wanna make a deal!

4-8-09 UPDATE: Shelf updated,    Thanks so much, this has been a hoot, can't wait for the next installment!

Try to hang in there and read al the posts.....you guys are hysterical.  Can't beat a cheap laugh!



Last Edited on: 4/8/09 10:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 9
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 12:10 PM ET
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ROFLMAO!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 12:13 PM ET
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So that's what I can do with that box of Kashi that no one in my house will eat!!!!!  LOL!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 1:04 PM ET
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Can you believe it??  And I was new to PBS.....wondering what in the world was up with you people!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 3:37 PM ET
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now I'm wondering what's next....the milk?

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 4:09 PM ET
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The other day, I got a bunch of books that were put in a large envelope, which was then put in a bigger envelope full of insulation!  The newspaper kind!  I had to tear it to open it, so the room was filled with this cloud of insulation dust!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 5:31 PM ET
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Ha ha ha,

Maybe if I had been you I could have used the 10 year old prescription for XANAX I found in one of my books. 

It definitely boosts my confidence in the considerate way I try to package my books.  So...while you're at it, check out my shelf.  I'll go 2/1 as well.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 7:11 PM ET
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That's funny, Nancy....

Okay guys.  now the ROMANCES AND WOMEN'S LIT ARE 3 FOR 1, other paperbacks are still 2 for 1, just pm me w/the freebies.



Last Edited on: 4/7/09 7:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 7:17 PM ET
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LOL... That is hilarious.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 7:47 PM ET
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thanks for sharing your story that was very funny!!! I can't imagine getting that in the mail   :O

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 8:02 PM ET
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You just gotta laugh!!!!!

 

 

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 8:42 PM ET
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What about getting a book completely wrapped in Duct tape about 3 layers deep?  That is my favorite so far...

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 8:49 PM ET
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maybe I should post this in CMT under   "Craziest Book Wrapping Stories"!  There's no telling what all would come out of the woodwork.....

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 8:53 PM ET
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i sometimes use brown paper bags...but i usually just buy the rolls of the brown paper...craft paper....  

 

i got one of those insulation powdery dusty envelopes once... hmmmm.... stuff went everywhere when i cut it open...

one thing i do NOT like.. is when i get a book wrapped just in the white paper the order was printed on.... how can 1 sheet of white printer paper cover a book correctly?? usually the books arrive beat up and the 1 white sheet torn  : (

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 9:17 PM ET
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OMG  Hysterical.  Thanks for making me laugh!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 9:19 PM ET
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I received a book in a mac n cheese box once but luckily they didn't use the mac n cheese as packing material!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 9:21 PM ET
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yea, and then you get this feeble half-opened, crinckled piece of paper for a wrapper (take a breath here)  poor, pitiful looking little book that has just survived all odds to get to you........these little guys really do take a lot of abuse, ya know..... 

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 9:58 PM ET
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OMG, MAC N CHEESE boxes are the PERFECT SIZE!  :~) D  Did it smell at all???  I am always looking for ways to recycle?!?!?? ROFL  no...seriously?

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 10:11 PM ET
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ya know, being totally serious here, I've taken my daughters strawberry poptart box,  wiped out the crumbs, gave it a sniff-test for good measure, turned it INSIDE OUT, wrapped my book well in a clear plastic notebook paper sleeve you buy by the package (1penny each) then packed the box with bubble wrap or fortified w/more cardboard and/or plastic bags, use sufficient clear mailing tape to seal all corners, seams, label surfaces....and I've not had one complaint...in fact, a few kudos.   But if strawberry is not your thing, I'm  sure any flavor will do....!



Last Edited on: 4/7/09 10:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 10:24 PM ET
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Well, Tammy - my order is in for the Oprah Book Club books - I sent you a PM, thank you for the deal - thank you for choosing from my deal and THANK YOU for an entertaining evening! 

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 10:42 PM ET
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This is only the beginning kid lol  [Kid being you said you are a newbie]   I recieved a DVD in the mail wrapped in Tolit paper & put into a ziplock bag & my name taped to it!   I have also recieved 2 paperbacks in a mac & cheese box.  I Have Sent boxes of books out with Tons of bright red tape :)  I am always afraid they will shift or something & come loose  LOL   Now as for actual Food not got But Hint Hint I love Special K  please hold the milk I have lots LOL!!!!   

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Thats the funniest story i have ever heard! They must have bought the box of cereal and then decided they did not liked Corn Puffs....what a way to recycle! haha! :)

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 10:30 AM ET
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Okay, I must be one of those senders.  If I'm out of envelops rec'd (not often)...or I have an especially fragile dvd or book, then I WILL look for a book out of my recycling.  Assuming of course that it is clean and empty.  I just figure the square corners give the exact extra protection I was looking for!

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 11:13 AM ET
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sorry Julie, it's those pesky corners that get hung up and torn up....unless they are reallllllllly fortified,,,,,,,and no, not shreaded wheat!  Sorry, it couldn't be helped.  When I've used a box (inside out), I just tape those corners down. My sister used to live overseas, and I learned well the ins and outs of mailing packages that would SURVIVE! Thanks for posting.



Last Edited on: 4/8/09 11:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 5:58 PM ET
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4-8-09 updated

 

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