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Date Posted: 11/18/2009 8:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/18/2009 8:35 PM ET
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I'm a little confused. This is obviously NOT a one person deal considering I see three or four posts just today (Glenda, Hillary and Amber). 

The rule is one post per person per day and besides I think you're being a little sneaky by allowing people to think that they're getting the "only" deal. Not too above board. 

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Date Posted: 11/18/2009 9:33 PM ET
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Susan, Every deal has been a ONE person deal! As soon as it is taken, The person has all the time they need to choose their books without other people requesting books they may be interested in! It also gives me time to deleat the Free books they have chosen! So, it REALLY is a ONE person Deal!

I was also told, that when your Deal is taken, you can add another one! So, I never have but ONE Deal running at a time! Believe me, members appreciate being able to choose the books they want, taking their time!


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Date Posted: 11/18/2009 10:22 PM ET
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Sonja: here are the rules from the red sticky thread at the top. It doesn't say you can add another deal as soon as someone takes it. Sure, it adds an element of haste to people ordering from you, but people who frequent the Book Bazaar will soon realize that you offer this deal quite often. It's just not really fair to people who are offering the same deal as you to all-comers who only bump their posts once a day.

(1) Members should post only one "bookshelf advertisement/"order from me"/"deal" post per day. You can combine different genres into one post, or "spotlight" multiple books from your bookshelf in one topic.

(2) Members may "bump" their (maximum 2) topics a maximum of once a day (bumping = posting a new post in a topic for the purpose of keeping the topic on the front page of the forum topic list). Adding a new post with new information is not considered bumping. If you edit your original post to update information there, this will not "bump" the topic.

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 11:37 PM ET
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Regardless of "your" way of thinking, it is against the rules. And as a fairly versed member of PBS and BB regular, I can't think of too many people who would appreciate your way of doing things. 

I certainly wouldn't appreciated being told I was getting the "only" deal only to find out  you did the same deal three more times. As I said, it's sneaky. 

But regardless of who agrees with me or you, you're in the wrong so you're not going to be able to do it that way anymore.  You'll have to do it the way the rest of us do it. One thread, once a day, one bump.

If you have a few threads over a few days  you may choose TWO on any given day and bump those  TWO  ... but as the rules say, no more than TWO threads (created on different days) may be bumped. Today alone you have four.

Sophia kindly posted the rules for you.

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 11:55 PM ET
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You are certainly welcome to run more than "One Person" deal if you want to. But the Book Bazaar rules limit you to one post, and it does state that multiple deals must be put in that one post. So once one is done and you want to offer another, you need to edit your post for that day and you are limited to bumping that post to once per day so even when you edit the original post you will not be able to bump it to the front page.

Four posts in one day regardless of whether the others are still active or not is against the Book Bazaar rules, otherwise all anyone ever had to do to get around the one post, one bump day (up to 2 two topics) is to say their first one/two/ten... has ended. That is clearly not the intent of the rules.

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