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Subject: How to post large lots of book in the hopes of them going to one person....
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 3:58 PM ET
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NEWBIE HERE! I have a huge lot of Patricia Cornwell PBs, a lot of Sue Grafton PBs, and some other lots... I would prefer that all or most of them go to one person to save on shipping,etc.  What is the best way for me to do this? TIA

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Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:01 PM ET
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You can offer a deal in the Book Bazaar forum. You're probably not going to get 1 credit per book for these though. There are already a lot of these authors' books available.

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:02 PM ET
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I'd make an announcement on the Book Bazaar. Make a deal on the entire sets. (or make a 3 for 1 or whatever you like). Post them all to your shelf and let people pick from them.

OR specify lots, and post one book for people to order and receive the entire lot. (For example, order A is for Alibi and get A thru D)

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:04 PM ET
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well I did not want to put them on my shelf unless someone wanted them, KWIM?  if I put them on there, list them on the book bazaar, someone says they want them all, they go to get them and 1 or more is gone, that might ruin the whole deal.  do you see what I mean?

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:06 PM ET
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The site is based on a First In First Out system, so anything you post into to system will not really be set up for that. People can order more from you once that have requested one, so anyone looking for more than one can get them from you if they want. 

What you can do with non-Wish Listed books is post in the Book Bazaar forum that you have large quanities in an author. With ones like Cornwell and Grafton where there are a lot of copies in the system, you may want to offer a deal of more than one book for a credit. There are also genre forums that sometimes have threads set up to offer deals in.

You could also add a note in your signature line saying you have lots in certain authors so that everyone in the forums will see it and can go order directly from your shelf.

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Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:56 PM ET
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You could post a list of the books you want to send out in the BB.  When someone wants them, post the right # to your shelf for them to order--if they are heavily posted (which much of what you list is) the chance of FIFO snagging it before they do is nearly nil. 

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 5:04 PM ET
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Most likely they are all heavily posted books and people will only want them on a deal.  So I would list (in a post)  which ones you have and offer them in box lots.  Post enough books to cover the # of credits you want for the box.  It's unlikely that one will get ordered quickly becuaes there are probably 100's of copies ahead of it in FIFO.  So if you say have a lot of say 10 books and want 3 credits for it hten post 3 of the books and the advertise in the BBB what people will get if they order those 3 books from you. 

You are not supposed to broker deals without credits involved unless you belong to box of books and with BOB the books have to be posted to your shelf. You can offer deals but enough books ot cover the credits spent has to be ordered from you. So if you want 3 credits for a box of 10 books then 3 books need to be ordered from you.  This is so PBS can keep track of deals and get rid of members who flake out more easily.