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Subject: Deals?
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:29 PM ET
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I'm new to Paperbackswap and I'm curious about "deals." I've read on the forums about such things as 2 for 1, or 3 for 1 deals, etc. How do they work? When you select a book, doesn't it automatically take 1 credit? If there is a 2 for 1 deal, for instance, how might you work it so you select 2 of their books for 1 of your credits?

Thanks for helping a newbie.!

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:33 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:49 PM ET
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Just make sure when taking someone up on a deal that you order the book from them.  You have to order the book from their bookshelf and not the book's description page or the little info pop up that comes up when you look at a list of books.  You can double check by hitting the Order More From Member button which will show the person it's going to give the order to.

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 9:29 PM ET
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There are different ways to work it out.  The way it works is usually up to the sender and what you negotiate with them.  And a measure of trust.

You can order all the books directly from their bookshelf and have them "buddy" back a credit to you. 

You can order the one and have them send the "freebie", trusting that it will be a postable book.  This requires the sender to remember to remove it promptly from their bookcase. 

The sender can use the "send book to a friend" option.  This will keep the books "passport" for well traveled books.

For WL books, you place the book on your wish list and the sender posts directly to your WL.  This usually involves putting the books on auto request and multiple books so the sender saves on postage.

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 10:56 PM ET
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You can also advertise any deal you have running in your signature line.  People reading the forum posts can see it there and respond.

Welcome to PBS!