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Subject: Just had to say it./clarify
Date Posted: 9/14/2010 12:21 PM ET
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Whats good for the goose isn't good enough for you?

I had a request for a deal which I like when people do that.  So I checked out the shelf of the person requesting I always like to do that.  I offered them the same deal they offered. 

Reply was no thanks not good enough.

Again I say What?

The person pm'd me said saw several books on your shelf , would I offer a deal.

I cruised their shelf did not order or ask them for a deal.  But their shelf header states their deal.

So I PM"D back that I was happy to give them a deal stating the same terms as theirs.

Hope this makes more sense.

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Date Posted: 9/14/2010 1:06 PM ET
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Oh my gracious! I am just flabbergasted- my first response is "oh no they didn't even"!! You just have to shake your head over this one.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 1:52 PM ET
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LOL, wow I know that is not funny for you, but that is BOLD of them!!

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 1:56 PM ET
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Unless you were ordering skinny romance novels, and they wanted coffee table books - wow.   So uncool.  Seriously.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 2:14 PM ET
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People are so funny. 

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 2:24 PM ET
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People are so funny.

And oh, so strange! Did the person know they had ordered from you, i.e. it was you requesting the same deal you'd offered?

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 2:44 PM ET
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OMG! How did you respond to that? Did you already accept her offer before looking at her shelf?

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 2:47 PM ET
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Maybe they thought you were trying to do an "under the table" trade (which is against PBS rules)?  Maybe you don't have any books they want?

If I'm reading this correctly, someone ordered a book and asked for a deal and you responded by asking for a similar deal from them rather than agreeing or declining their request for a deal?

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 2:50 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/14/2010 3:41 PM ET
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Some people are just particular about their deals.

I know I am particular about what I'm willing to offer and/or accept. It's simply a matter of numbers of credits and how valuable I feel the books are. Maybe they didn't think the books they wanted were worth the deal?

Date Posted: 9/15/2010 12:37 AM ET
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This sort of reminds me of some of the deals in Book Bazaar where people will offer a 3 for 1 or a 5 for 2 deal...their math just doesn't add up. 

I'm pretty picky about which books I order too, but if someone offered me the deals I sometimes run on my bookshelf, I'd be pretty happy, provided I could find books that I'm actually looking for.  I have too many books on my TBR to order many more books (unless they fill out a series).

Date Posted: 9/15/2010 3:51 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/15/2010 4:32 AM ET
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I can see both sides of this issue.

Certainly the response from sender bordered on rude.  I find what works better is to let the seller know what your interested in and how many credits you would be willing to pay.  Then they are free to agree or not.

As far as the same deal always being the same I'm not so sure.

If one shelf had mostly lg. size pb. or hb. that were in the $12 range new and another member had small kids books that run $3.99 new and both offered a 3 for 2 deal I could see one might think that was a good deal and the person looking at the kids books might figure they could better use their credits in another deal .

Not saying that was the case here, just that it could happen.

Date Posted: 9/15/2010 8:36 AM ET
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I was going to say something similar to Nancy. If I say ask someone for a good deal on those hard to move, skinny little series romances-I might not be inclined to offer the same deal on full sized, easier to unload books.  Or even if I asked someone for a good deal on some Nora Roberts books (with several hundred in the system each)-and they wanted the same deal on a bunch of newer, not so heavily posted books-I wouldn't think that was fair to me.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 6:56 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/16/2010 7:53 PM ET
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I think the "goodness" of the deal is very dependent on the perceived value of the books.  As long as the person wasn't rude, I see nothing wrong in what they did.

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 2:07 PM ET
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I offered them the same deal they offered. 

Reply was no thanks not good enough.


LOL. What a lot of chutzpah.