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Topic: Box o Books? Pros and Cons? Your opinion needed

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Subject: Box o Books? Pros and Cons? Your opinion needed
Date Posted: 1/6/2009 5:08 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2006
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I was looking at the Box O Books information. I noticed while it had History, it did not have a genre Historical Fiction. Have any of you used this service and can you tell me your opinions (pros and cons) of it? The one drawback I saw right away was that if you don't earn any 'credits' by swapping boxes, you will eventually use up your credits on account that you would want to have when a great book you'd been waiting for from your Wish List came in. And that you may in fact end up 'settling' for so-so books that weren't really the ones you wanted from your Wish List?
Date Posted: 1/6/2009 5:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2005
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I did BOB for awhile, but I stopped. I was accumulating way too many books way too fast, and as you said, I was picking books I was only vaguely interested in just to make the swaps come out even.

I think it would work great, though, for people who need several books in series to get them that way rather than spending a credit for each.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 8:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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I did BOB for the first year it was available, but I didn't renew because I have too many books, and I'm at the point where most of what I want is wishisted. I was also doing as Felicia said and getting books I didn't really want just to complete a swap. I didn't like disappointing someone over books that I wanted to get rid of anyway.

I do think BOB is fabulous for someone who is relatively new and still wants lots of the books that are available in the system.

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 2:56 PM ET
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I am in my first year of doing BOB.  I like it as I had WAAAAY too many books piling up.  I do not initiate too many myself, so when I get a request I just order 1 or 2 from their shelf, regardless of how many they order.  I am wanting to get rid of books, not add to my already never ending TBR pile!!!

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 10:40 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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everything everyone else just said applied to me too. I am know longer a boxer, but enjoyd it the first year i was on PBS.