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Subject: Book Clean Out Bargain
Date Posted: 12/8/2011 9:34 AM ET
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Hoping to do a giant winter clean out of my book shelves before Christmas (and then hoping Santa is good to me!!!!!). I am offering full boxes of boxes for twenty credits. Each box will contain more than twenty books. Books are in excellent condition and smoke free......all meet PBS posting guidelines. All hardcovers will have beautiful clean original dustcovers. I treat all my books with care! I wont list the titles of what I have available because I am really hoping to just grab, box and ship instead of having to sort and mark. So each box will be a surprise of contents to the reciever but I promise you will be happy. Estimating I have about six hundred books to try to find new homes for.  Soooooo, if you are interested PM with any questions and your shipping info.  Thanks! ******yes, my "list book shelf" shows no books on it.....I removed them all as I dont want to be sorting books or having people ask if books are still available....hoping to make this a quick easy process if it works!

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 9:36 AM ET
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May help to post an example of authors, and the types of books available.

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 9:42 AM ET
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I know....I am just hoping to have some daring readers who will just take the chance without my doing that. I read everything and anything except science fiction. I am even tossing in books that I know are wishlisted.....I just have to many books around and while I usually have them posted on my bookshelf "the normal way" for swapping all year, I just wanted to give this a try and see if it worked. If not, I will just eventually repost them.

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 10:27 AM ET
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Maybe you could break it down smaller?  20 credits is a lot to spend on a chance.  I've never had above 16 credits at any given time.

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 12:09 PM ET
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try posting those first, then people will see what you have.  and you know they will be taken.

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 1:10 PM ET
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happy to make it 15 credits for a box! And yes,  I have had a full shelf of over 450 book posted and available for viewing and do  pretty frequent swapping. So I do know how the system works...not a newbie here! But thanks for the advise.  I really just want to move these books fast and easily if possible.If this way doesn't seem to catch anyones interest , I am just as happy to lug them to the local thrift store (though they only take hardcover books!). After the new year, once again I will restock my shelf for swapping with books I read thru out the year. Thanks all!

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 1:47 PM ET
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Keep in mind that 20 credits bought at PBS kiosk price translates to about $70.00
15 credits for a box of books translates to about $52.00

IT's not that I am not a risk taker, but I don't think I've ever paid that much for a box of books at an auction or yard sale, or library sale---unless they were all a special subject like gardening or something.  People will *probably* want to see title names before they splurge. 

For me, that's a lot of money to spend on books  LOL but maybe I'm just in a different economic status 

Date Posted: 12/9/2011 7:31 AM ET
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LOL...not forcing anyone to use their credits for my books. Just tossing the idea out there......its a choice.