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Subject: This is getting seriously out of hand...
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:41 PM ET
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I just keep finding them, I just keep posting them. 

There is something cathartic about divesting oneself of one's treasures.  I like the fact that they will be someone else's treasures in a new home, great communal experience.

As far as special offers, what do people find to be the best deals to offer from a poster's perspective?  Any thoughts?

 

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:45 PM ET
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Are you willing to do, at the  very least, a 2 for 1 deal?

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:47 PM ET
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I found that 3 for 1 deals are the best. Alot of people will order 6 for 2 . Basically 2 deals. As far as shipping on these deals I would limit the amount of Hardcover books. But that's up to you. Or you could even run a deal like 4 softcovers for 1 credit / 2 Hardcovers for 1 credit. Hope this helps! Kathy

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:48 PM ET
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I'm certainly considering it.   I have two very full rubbermaid type containers of books I've posted and I know I'm not done yet.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:50 PM ET
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Good suggestions!

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 4:02 PM ET
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I am interested in four of your books:

  • To Have and Have Not
  • The Reader
  • Brick Lane
  • Armistad

I hope you decide what deal to offer soon.

 

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 4:09 PM ET
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I will probably post an offer tomorrow.  I'll cut you a deal on those when I do.  

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 4:14 PM ET
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I'll cut you a deal on those when I do.

Sweeeet! Thank you so much!

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 4:34 PM ET
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When I post a deal I will usually do a 3 for1 PB and a 2 for 1 HB. That has always worked out pretty good for me.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 7:38 PM ET
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I've been running a deal on my BM shelf, 3/1 on older books listed in my profile, and no deal on the rest...as I've just recently posted them and am trying to see how many will go before I offer a deal on them, so far a good 15 have been requested, lol.  As of right now I'm not offering any deals here, I tend to use more credits on BM than here.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:09 PM ET
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Anyone get overwelmed with requests when they have a special offer?

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:42 PM ET
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Some members announce their special offer, include a deadline, and establish a mailing date to make it easier on themselves

At least this is what I've seen and this is what I'd probably do.

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 9:50 AM ET
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My advice is to run any special when you will be able to check the computer often to remove books quickly so people do not double order.  I write all orders on small index cards to ensure that I am sending the proper books to the proper people.  I have received incorrect books from other members (who probably were overwelmed with orders).   Don't run a special if you can't spend the time to keep track of everything. 

Good Luck...  You have a nice bookshelf and will probably do well running a special. 

Lynn

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 10:03 AM ET
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Thanks Lynn for that sage advice!  I think this weekend will be out.   We are going to be up in Vermont for 2 days so checking the computer will be difficult.   Looks like next weekend will be a better bet!   Thanks all :).

 

Just posted a book that someone might be interested in:

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman, it is about girls who have grown up without a mother in their lives.  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!



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