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Subject: Should I be a boxer?
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 3:30 PM ET
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I only have about 40-50 books on my shelf at any one time, would it still be worth it for me to do BOB?

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 3:42 PM ET
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Yes, IMO.  I really enjoyed BOB and was able to trade a lot of books that had sat in my shelf for a long time.

 

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 5:29 PM ET
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I'm just wondering if people will want to trade with me, since I don't have a huge book shelf, kwim?

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 5:36 PM ET
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Kerrie,

I only have 45-50 books on my shelf, too - and I am LOVING being a boxer.  I don't have to spend credits on non-WL books - even if you're only swapping a couple of books at a time, you're not tying up your credits doing so - you can save them for WL books!

T. -
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 6:15 PM ET
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When I'm boxing and looking for a particular book I always try to pick the people with the least amount of books on their shelves to give them equal trade time ;0)

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 8:39 PM ET
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I agree with Tammy in regards to picking a BOB transaction by the fewest # of books on a shelf but I do it for a different reason.  A shelf with too many listings causes me to very confused and/or frustrated.  I like to do search smaller bookshelves.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 8:44 PM ET
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Kerrie....I checked out yyour shelf and you have a great slection.  I enjoy being a boxer and I think you will enjoy it too. I have a small bookshelf and understand it when  it is hard to look at someones shelf that just goes on and on and on. Small is good!!

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 8:59 PM ET
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I think you will do fine with your shelf. I have about 41 listed right now, it fluxates but ih avent had over 100 listed since i have been here. I LOVE bein a boxer..I have so many books to read now that I wouldnt have gotten otherwise.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 9:14 PM ET
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I usually look for people with smaller shelves too when Im boxing. My shelf is usually between 50-100 and I've had great luck with boxing. I think you'll really enjoy it!

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 9:55 PM ET
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I think having a small bookshelf is fine.  I started bob with under 50 and still don't have a large bookshelf  but have not had a problem finding trades.  it also benifits the site by paying the $8.

 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:06 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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There are a lot of boxers with small shelves. The real key is versatility. A secondary thing is keeping your trade requests within comparison for your selections.  IE: if half your shelf is kids books, and the shelf you want to trade with is a person with none, don't try for a box half the size of your shelf hahahaha

Your shelf contains some good regular romance, christian romance, mysteries, children's books, and a smattering of general fiction. Sounds like a good variety that will net you some nice trades! Watch out, the first couple days can be slammers! 

Go for it!!  :)

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:51 AM ET
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Ok, you talked me into it, I'm now a boxer.  Be gentle with me!  LOL

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 12:12 PM ET
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welcome to boxing kerrie!  you will probably be overwhelmed with offers for the first week or so...then it will slow to a nice pace. don't be afraid to offer someone else a box,  but do be prepared to be turned down on occasion.  remember ,  it's not personal  :-)

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:32 PM ET
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I got my first offer!  I'm giddy. :D

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:17 PM ET
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Woohoo! Kerrie, I came back to see if you'd taken the plunge! Congratulations :)   I just sent you an offer!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 12:07 AM ET
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Hi Kerrie,

Congrats on being a boxer.  I just sent you an offer too... =)

Carol

 

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 12:44 AM ET
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Welcome to boxing kerrie as the offers role in I gave you one too ;)

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 7:56 AM ET
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I've gotten six offers, this is awesome!  :D  Thanks to all who made me offers. :)  I've accepted them all.