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Subject: Harlequin Romance
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 9:06 PM ET
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Do these books trade well? I am a rookie swapper, and I was just given a huge collection of them from a neighbor. Thank you! 

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 9:09 PM ET
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From what I hear, they're heavily posted as a general rule. You could look some of them up by searching by ISBN#, and if there's a lot already posted you could offer them as discounted multiples in the Bazaar.

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 9:12 PM ET
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I found a few authors were taken through normal orders, but most people want big deals on them so they move best in the Bazaar.

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 9:32 PM ET
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Yep, definitely offer deals.  You can mail 3 or 4 of them for under 1 lb, depending on if they're the thinner books or the thicker ones.  If you've got a boxful, I'd at least try posting them to your shelf and running a deal in the bazaar before you donate them somewhere.

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 9:39 PM ET
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Man, I thought I hit the jackpot! Thanks for the tips! I have personally ordered two of these books myself from a fellow swapper. I will definitely put them on my bookshelf...and later do the bazaar...and later maybe donate. Thanks. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 10:06 PM ET
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There is a post in book bazar from someone looking for a deal on getting some of these books
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 10:15 PM ET
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I ordered one from FIFO when I first started here. After that I got them in the Book Bazaar. I normally look for a deal that is at least 4/1.

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 10:19 PM ET
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Yes , it seems the only way I can get rid of them is to offer a deal, unless they're new

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 10:23 PM ET
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Is there a limit to the number of books you can post??

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 12:57 AM ET
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To the best of my knowledge you can post till your hearts content.  I would go ahead and post them (especially if they're older) and wait for a bit.  Then if they don't move offer a deal on them or donate.  I know that there are some people who have some of them wishlisted.  You certainly won't lose anything by posting them.

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 2:18 AM ET
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I agree with lillie, post them first, some may be wishlisted.

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 11:30 AM ET
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I usually offer series romance as deals for folks looking to fill in holes in their series or for those wanting to try out a series.  The Harle's are small so multiples ship cheap.

I don't read em, but if I can find a bunch for a cheap price, I'll buy em and post em.

I find a diverse shelf of at least 500 or so books works best for me.

-RD

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 11:49 AM ET
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Since you got them for free, it can't hurt to post them and see what happens.  I personally don't care for these anymore. And when I did, I would never pay a full credit for one.  I would only get them in a 4 for 1 type deal. 

If you like these yourself and you don't want to run a deal-you could look into being a boxer.  A lot of boxers have shelves full of them.