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Topic: Anyone looking for Chris D'Lacey's Firestar & Icefire?

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Subject: Anyone looking for Chris D'Lacey's Firestar & Icefire?
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 4:59 PM ET
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I have both books in paperback in very good condition.  I know Icefire is wishlisted and Firestar was but now has no wishers but no copies available in the system.  I am hoping to send these both to one addy so let me know if you're looking for these two books and I'll post them to your shelf.



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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 5:12 PM ET
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I pm'd you!

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 5:13 PM ET
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I pm'ed you. I would like to get both books.

 

thank you, denise

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 7:18 PM ET
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For future reference - per the Book Bazaar Rules at the top of the forum, you cannot use the book bazaar to jump the WL lines, no offering or asking for (its #6).  Many of the genre forums have threads where people do this, but it is a no-no in the BB.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 8:39 PM ET
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Hi Melanie,

My intent was not to jump the WL lines at all.  I simply wanted to send both books along together to save on postage a bit.  I found these at a UBS.  I already have them myself and only picked them up because they were in such good condition and I knew they were popular.  Just trying not to be out too much money on my end when all is said and done.

Since there is a provision in the rules allowing one to post a book directly to a specific person's wishlist I assume this type of thing is allowed.  I guess we both need clarification for the future.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 9:29 PM ET
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If you go up to the BB rules and read #6 it is pretty clear, you cannot offer or ask for a postable WL book in the Book Bazaar. There have been people who have wanted to do the same thing as you, send series books to one person to save on postage and the conclusion was the same, it breaks that rule. They were told to post the first one and see if that person wanted the rest, but if they didn't you'd end up sending them out separately. The only exception I have seen them do on this is boxed sets.

You can post directly to someone's WL, apparently you just cannot find them using this forum. That is why I mentioned that the genre forums do have people doing what you wanted to. They do not have that rule in them and there is a good chance you will find someone who wants them both by targeting the specific genre.

I totally understand why you did it. With the postage increase every little bit helps. But I also see the site's preference for the books to be posted through the system, otherwise the WL system wouldn't work so well and the Book Bazaar would quickly get overrun with threads of people offering WL books as incentive to order another from their shelf.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Hmmm....sounds very confusing and somewhat contradictory.  In the end I supposed it worked out then because the person I posted the first book too was the sole wisher and did in fact want the second book as well as it happened.