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Topic: Box-O-Books: What if I don't want anything they have??

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Subject: Box-O-Books: What if I don't want anything they have??
Date Posted: 6/19/2010 12:15 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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Okay, so I have looked everywhere I can think of on this site and cannot find out if when you sign up for B-o-B if someone requests a box of books do you HAVE to find books from them that you want? What if the person requesting has nothing I want??


Yes, I am totally new to the Box-O-Books bit.



Date Posted: 6/19/2010 12:38 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Blossom--You don't have to accept a offer if they don't have anything you want.

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 1:38 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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As Laura said, you are perfectly free to decline.


Here is info on both accepting and declining: (Click on the blue link, then on the top help doc)

Responding to a Box-O-Books offer

Last Edited on: 6/19/10 1:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/19/2010 8:23 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Some people feel like they have to accept every BOB deal. But don't feel guilty if you turn people down. I never do a BOB deal if they have nothing I want just to do the deal.  I just decline with a polite "sorry but I don't see anything on your shelf that I want"

Last Edited on: 6/19/10 3:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/19/2010 2:27 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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Like Mary, I turn the request down if I can't find anything I want/need. If they want a bunch, sometimes I offer a credit deal along with the polite declination, usually something along the lines of "I'm sorry I can't find anything at this time."

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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If I dont find anything, I will offer the other member a 2 for 1 credit deal if they would like to order them from my shelf through regular channels. Sometimes I will only find one I would like and will do uneven BoBs also. Especially if they are ordeing small paperbacks. It doesnt cost more to mail 3 than it does to mail 1. It depends on how badly I want to move the books. If they are going to sit on my shelf for months and months, then sending them to someone who wants them is a win-win for me.