Discussion Forums - Love & Romance Love & Romance

Topic: Boxers....does this ever happen to you?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Boxers....does this ever happen to you?
Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:10 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

Ok let just preface by saying I love the BOB trades I get with you ladies here.   Its the others that irk me!!!!

I have a pending trade with another member (not from the board here) and I requested a few small harlequins I was interested in.  The other party picked out 4 "big" books, over 350 pages each.  Now I know I shouldn't be snarky about this, but it kind of irks me that she didn't at least TRY to do an even trade with me.  

Am I being silly about this?  I mean I know I don't have to trade with her, and I know there's no "rule" about what you trade with other Boxers....

Sherri

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
Posts: 604
Back To Top

I think two harlequins should equal one big book.  Just my opinion. 

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:27 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
Posts: 4,058
Back To Top

I don't read Harlequins so it's hard for me to say.  It seems to me though, when I've looked at Book Bazaar specials, they always seem to be the majority of books people are running the 4 or 5 for 1 specials on.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:32 AM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
Posts: 3,301
Back To Top

I don't understand your problem with this. IMO, books are books, no matter their size. You have them on your bookshelf to be traded and you evidently have a person interested in them. 4 books are 4 books. I've traded hardbacks for paperbacks with no problem before because I was done with the HBs and interested in the PBs. I even had a box recently where the requester wanted 7 of my books. However, I only wanted 3 of hers. She PMed me about the uneveness of the trade and I told her not to worry. I was happy with it because those were the books I wanted and I was happy to get rid of the ones she wanted. We had a woonderful trade that both of us were happy with.

BTW, I think I've traded with you before. Your name sounds familiar. It was a great trade if I remember correctly.

Pam

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:35 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

Pam, yep we've traded before and it was a great trade.  I do uneven trades all the time.  So its not that, exactly.  Maybe I'm just having an off day today.  

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 10:03 AM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
Posts: 13,134
Back To Top

I don't do BOB, but I do agree that it's a bit of an uneven trade to get a single Harlequin or the like for a more substantial book.  In game swaps when Harlequins are allowed,  it's nearly always stated that you have to offer two, which I think is a fair trade for a "regular" book.   Maybe it's something that can be negotiated with the other person.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 10:05 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
Posts: 4,058
Back To Top

Well, I looked at my shelf, and I do have a few of them that I got from various places.  I don't read them so I don't really think about it, but I suppose if I did a BOB swap, and somebody picked those as their selections, it really wouldn't occur to me to offer to balance the trade out a little differently.  I'd probably pick mine one for one without even thinking about it:P

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 10:08 AM ET
Member Since: 6/17/2008
Posts: 626
Back To Top

I agree, though I rarely read Harlequins, they are so thin that it is unfair to do an "even" trade book for book.  Even when you purchase them brand new.. that is why they are so much cheaper than the regular MassMarket Paperbacks.  I don't think it would be unreasonable to bring it up in a PM to the other Boxer...

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 10:09 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
Posts: 4,058
Back To Top

Yeah, I was gonna say that too.  I wouldn't be offended if someone asked me to do that.



Last Edited on: 7/17/08 10:09 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/17/2008 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2006
Posts: 1,069
Back To Top

I pretty much agree with Pamela. It doesn't bother me if someone wants a hardback from me and I choose a paperback. It all averages out in the end. 

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

Well as I said...maybe I'm just having an off day.   I'm usually very easy to get along with.

Sherri