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Subject: Boxed set with one ISBN#?
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2005
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I should probably know the answer to this, but I don't.  I found a boxed set of 3 paperbacks of Stephen King today and the ISBN# is "wished" by 2-3 members.   I found it at a thrift store (haven't bought it yet) and it is priced at about the price of 3 books.  If I list it under the ISBN# and somebody requests it, how can I go about getting 3 credits for it?  I suspect that the individual books are not necessarily "wished" by anybody, but I don't want to buy it at the price of 3 books and get only one credit for it.  Somebody let me know the answer if you know it.  Tomorrow is "senior discount day" and I want to buy it then if I buy it at all.  Thanks.

The issue for me is now moot.  I went back to the thrift store and somebody had bought the set of books before I got there.  I'll leave this thread in existence, though, for general interest.



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Date Posted: 5/17/2008 8:26 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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Winston, in the past people have advertised boxed sets in the Bazaar.  There is no other way to get the 3 credits through the FIFO system...

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 8:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
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here's the help topic about this: http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/help_item.php?id=232

basically, one ISBN # = 1 credit.  so you'd have to post them separately rather than as a box to get 3 credits, and it may not be worth it.

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 9:49 PM ET
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You can always advertise them in your signature line and the Book Bazaar.  Make it clear you want 3 credits for the set and will only send the books as a set.  When someone's interested, you post all 3 books by their individual ISBNs and the requestor requests all 3 from your shelf.