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Subject: Delete and then relist?
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 2:34 PM ET
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My bookshelf hasn't had any action in awhile and a lot of them are gardening books that should be sought after this time of year.  Would it be to my benefit (and within club rules) to delete them all and relist them in a few days?  That way they would show up as newly listed and might attract some attention.  Just a thought.  I definitely don't want to get in trouble with the club but would like to "highlight" these if it's possible.  Then again, maybe they're just not what people are looking for.  Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Sandy

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 2:42 PM ET
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Others have said that just putting one new book on their bookshelf helped.  I don't see why you couldn't take them off for a few days and then add them on little by little again later.  It might be a good idea - and it is your bookshelf- but you would lose your place in the FIFO line.

Ruth

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 2:43 PM ET
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I wouldnt delete them.  You would go to the back of the line, and have to wait for the others to be requested and mailed, til yours finally made it to the front.  Unless you have the only copy posted.   I would try the book bazaar or gardening forums.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 2:46 PM ET
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I didn't think about the FIFO.  I'll see if I have anything else to list to see if that helps.  Thanks for the quick responses!  Love this place.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 2:47 PM ET
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You can always check and see how many are listed.  Just hit the reminder button and then check you reminder list.  It will tell you how many are listed.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 3:29 PM ET
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Check your RL for those books to see which have only one or 2 in the system then you would know if and which one(s) to relist!

Ruth

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 3:39 PM ET
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Also, I found that you might want to have something in your signature line.

Not listing all the books but something like are you into gardening?  Check my shelf! 

Anissa (WVgrrl) - ,
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 3:44 PM ET
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You can also write reviews of the books. These will show up on the main page and maybe pique someone's interest.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Really!  Anissa is right - so many non-fiction books have no reviews at all.  It's irritating.  I'll bet that might just get you some orders!

Ruth

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 4:54 PM ET
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Best to write them in the morning, they stay up a bit longer than in the afternoon.

Anissa (WVgrrl) - ,
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 5:02 PM ET
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I would also check to see how many books are in the system for your titles. (Use the Reminder List as someone mentioned before.) Write the first review for the book that has the fewest numbers in the system. That will make it more likely for your copy to be the one that goes out, along with some other items from your shelf as well hopefully. You can keep writing reviews of the others and people might click on your name to see your shelf and order from there. So make sure your info is set for public viewing.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 5:09 PM ET
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Ha! I went to check out your shelf and hit the buddy button instead.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 5:09 PM ET
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Also there is a "gardening" forum - you might go there (put the books in your signature line) and post that you have these and hang out there and on the other forums so that you get exposure to the regulars who do lots of trading and posting.

Ruth

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 6:13 PM ET
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I would definitely NOT delete and re-list them unless you know that your copy is the only copy in the system. Otherwise you do lose your spot in FIFO. Even when you are listing a book and your copy is what shows up on the homepage, if someone clicks on it to order, that order will go to the first person who listed the book.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 9:14 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/6/2009 9:55 PM ET
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I've found that another great way to get your books moving is to offer a deal (maybe a 2-for-1 or 3-for-2) on the Book Bazaar forumn.  The Gardening Forumn has a thread at the top where you can post your deals as well if you decide to offer one. 

I'm really glad you asked that question because I've been wondering the same thing myself, and the reminder about the FIFO was really helpful!

 

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 10:30 AM ET
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Great suggestions!  Thanks for all the help.  I checked them and a couple are the only copy listed.  I don't have many listed so I think I'll delete and relist those that are the only copy, write reviews of a couple, hang out on the Gardening Forum more (I have been there before but it's a very slow forum), and generally "push" the books a bit.  I'd like to get these off my bookshelf so I can make room for some I want to order.  What I really need is a bigger bookshelf!  LOL 

Sandy