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Im hearing from several people to post unpostables if it is a wish list???????????? so do you? and what would make it completely considered unpostable by pbs standards? Thanks
Unpostables should never be posted FIFO. Here's a link to the swapability guidelines.
Unpostables may be offered in the Book Bazaar, there are several threads there (also in a few of the genre forums). You can offer or deal for the unpostable (free with book from your bookshelf), or request a credit (best if it's wishlisted) in which case you will must disclose the exact condition of the book so a requester can make informed decision. If you reach an agreement with another member, IIRC it's recommended to use the 'mail to a friend' option and buddy a credit (if included in the deal).
Welcome to PBS Jamie!! If any of that is not clear, do feel free to ask again.
ETA - Box of Books could be different, not a boxer and have no idea about the guidelines.
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Unpostables are unpostable. Period. They cannot be posted into the PBS system in any way. That's all there is to it. You can offer them in the Book Bazaar or something like that, in which case if someone wants it, you need to do a deal outside the system (by buddying credits and receiving the address via PM), since the book can't be posted into the system even by posting it directly to a person's wish list.
There is a small portion of members who seem to feel that if the book is wish listed, they can just get away with going ahead and posting it even if they know it isn't postable, since the receiver will be 'so grateful' for the book that they won't care. They're wrong, and I for one take great pleasure in marking every such book received with a problem. If that happens enough, they tend to learn rather quickly.
ETA: In other words, some people may tell you to do so, but such a practice won't make you any friends among any of the good members here, and will quickly land you in trouble. So, I really don't recommend it.
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I think the confusion is coming from the difference between posting a book to the FIFO system and posting about it in the forums.
Unpostable books, of any kind, should never be posted into the system.
You may, however, put a post in the forums telling people that you have an unpostable wishlist book available. The Book Bazaar even has a thread for unpostable wishlist books. Try putting it on there, with a complete description of the condition. You can ask for a credit, or offer to send it free with an order from your bookshelf. Just don't post it through the system.
Here is the swapping guidelines found in the help center for what needs to be met for a book to be posted into PBS: