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Subject: Can I do this?
Date Posted: 5/6/2008 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2008
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Can I post in the bazar  with a deal that offers for someone to order a book of my shelf and place a certain book on WL  ( unless they are already on WL ) and that I will post that book to them?  I have several books with long wl's but low on $ so I was hoping to save on postage by having people order 2 books at the same time.

Thanks for your advice. : 0 )

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:01 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I don't know if there's any specific rule against that but some people may not like it.  I frequently post more than 1 WL to people.  I peruse the WL of my buddies or people I see post regularly.  Sometimes I post one book and then check their WL to see if I have others I can post to them. 

On the Love & Romance board we have a thread going to help people do this. It's called Is This On Your WL. People list WL books that they have and others PM them to let them know they have those books.  You could post in the genre of those books something like: "I have the following WL books and due to financial constraints, I'd like to send more than one to save on postage" Something like that. 

Be prepared to get some posts or PMs from people who don't like you doing that. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:01 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Yes, you can.  I'd post which WL books you have and say you will post directly to someone's WL if they order another book off of your shelf.  Make it clear that you're asking a credit for the WL book and a credit for the book off of your shelf so people don't assume you're doing a 2 book for 1 credit deal.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:09 PM ET
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I may be reading what your saying wrong but if you mean asking people to put books on their WL if they  are already WL books then no you cant do that its jumping the WL line. From the BB rules thread

(6) No trying to jump the Wish List "line" by offering or asking for postable Wish Listed books.  Postable Wish Listed books should be posted and swapped "officially".  This of course does not apply to posts advertising an alternate ISBN  (or non-ISBN version) of a Wish Listed title; it is fine to advertise that you have those posted to your bookshelf.

 

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2008
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Yea that is what I was afraid of.  I don't want to upset anyone.  Thanks for the advice.