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Subject: other book sites
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 8:23 PM ET
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Just wondering do members on this site belong to any otehr book sites too?

Subject: yes
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2008
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titletrader,swaptree(can get everything possible at TT)




Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Sure, lots of people belong to multiple sites. If you do join others, please make sure to keep your shelves in synch and don't post wish listed books on more than one site. People get really annoyed when their orders are declined with the message "I already traded it on another site."

Personally, I would find it difficult to keep track of multiple accounts for books, but some people do seem to manage it successfully. I investigated all the options when I started swapping and decided that PBS would be the best site for me.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 10:26 PM ET
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thanks for those! off to check them out!


Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 2:07 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Curious Cathy as to why you say not to WL books on multiple sites?  I have most of my WL books on both PBS and Bookmooch.  I get more WL'd books from PBS (better system over here for WL), but when I get a book off my WL on either site, I just remove it from the WL on the other site.

The only problem I've had with being on two sites was one time when a book was requested by members on both sites.  Can't remember which request I saw first (and accepted), but on the other site I just apologized to the requester and offered to give them a 2-1 deal on anything else I had to make up for the inconvenience.  As I recall, they didn't take me up on that deal, and just responded that it was fine as "these things happen."


Date Posted: 1/19/2008 2:15 AM ET
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Your problem mentioned above is exactly what Cathy is cautioning against.  If you know a book is wishlisted here, do not post it on another site until you know if it's requested here or vice versa.  You can have the items on YOUR wishlist anywhere, but if you are posting a WL item, it's generally a good idea to only post it in one place so that you don't have to apologize and cancel the duplicate request.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 3:57 AM ET
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I don't see the harm in posting books that are Wish Listed here anywhere else. 

There are an awful lot of books with long, long, LONG wish lists.  I'd rather get the book moving to its new owner than take up space on my shelf until someone requests it from me -- no matter how that new owner found me.

Now it's a different story when I see a book I have in my TBR Pile or Books to Be Reposted List that is AUTO Wish Listed.  I will make a decision then about where to post the book.  It might be a book I bought brand new and I would rather try to sell it to recoup some of my costs before I swap for one credit.  Then again, I might decide that I don't want to wait around a few days to see if someone wants to buy it and just post it here where I know someone will snap it up an hour after I post it (because it's an Auto Wish Listed book). 

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 5:59 AM ET
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Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 8:26 AM ET
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Ah, Cindy, thank you for clarifying.  I do always post first on PBS and then check my account page to see if any came up as WL Holds.  Actually, a good percentage of the time I post here and then wait a couple days to post over on BM.  The time I "got caught" was when I running a deal on both sites.  Now, I only run deals on one site at a time.  Have a GREAT Saturday everyone.


Date Posted: 1/19/2008 10:07 AM ET
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I'm on 2 others (FR and BM) and always post my books here first, see if they are WL before posting elsewhere.  I would hate to run into the problem of having to cancel on someone.  Although there have been several times where a book was WL'd here and it timed out so I posted it on another site and it was snatched up quickly and wasn't a WL'd book.  Having to wait 2 days is a test of patience!

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 10:28 AM ET
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I belong to Bookins and FrugalReader also. I have taken all of my books off FR because the website runs too slowly for me, especially when I am searching for a book to order. I also do not like that you can charge more than one credit for a book. Bookins is okay. I joined there first. It is a little more expensive, and you pay when you receive a book and not to ship a book. I use it only to order hardbacks or trade paperbacks. I have gotten a couple of new release books for $4. I always post books here first and see if they are wishlisted, then if not, I post on bookins.
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 11:04 AM ET
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I technically belong to Titletrader, but after PBS's wish list (and daily digest, though I haven't been reading that for quite a while) I decided I really disliked having to keep checking & paging through it, so I'm just here.

I'm also on poshpoints.com which swaps anything.  (But don't let someone convince you 1PP=1PBS point. It's more like 10PP=1PBS point). 

I also used to like sf-books.com.   I quit trading there because I was more interested in a broader spread of books.

But yes, if you are going to trade multiple places you need to make sure the book isn't on request in one place (auto WL) before posing it elsewhere.  And if a request does come through you need to be around the computer often enough to quickly remove it from other sites. Otherwise you have grumpy requestors (especially if it was  WL book!).  They may be understanding, but still grumpy.