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Subject: ? I have books that cannot trade for credits but would like to trade anyway
Date Posted: 11/24/2009 2:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/8/2009
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These books well I laid something on my book and sustained a grease stain that does not mar the print but stains the book all the same.  I do not have enough for the box of books and I don't know if anywhere else I can list these books.  Is there a place? and Is there a place I can list the books I intend to get when I have credits again?  They can't go on my wishlist.  They are just books I intend to order one day that I found available but aren't ready to order and I just want a place to keep a running record of the titles.  THANKS

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 2:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Liz--You can post a listing of your "unpostables" in the Book Bazaar forum.  You can ask for a credit for them there or offer them free with an order of something from your shelf.  If there are quite a few copies in the system, you probably won't have much success asking for a credit for these.

Regarding your other question, you can add books to your reminder list.  That way you can keep track of books you're thinking about ordering sometime in the future.

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 2:33 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Also - all the books you post to your shelf - including those ordered via Box of Books - must be in PBS postable condition.  You can add a footer to you forum posts advertising your unpotables and add a note to your profile, as well as posting something in the BB as suggested above.

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Even books traded in Box of Books have to be in postable condition.

If these are WL books then you might still be able to get credits for them. I have in the past especially if it's a book with a long WL line.  Just offer them in teh book bazaar and state the damage they have.  But like Laura says-if they aren't WL you probably won't get anyone willing to pay a credit for a damaged one.  Why would they when they can just order a postable copy?  

You can also offer them as freebies with an order from your shelf.  Or put them on another book trading site that allows you to put a note about the books condition.  There is also a Damaged Books Virtual Box in the games forum where people trade unpostable books.

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 5:29 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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To add books to your Reminder List ... just click on the button that is labeled "+RL" on the book listing page. Or on the search results.