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Subject: how often do you run sales
Date Posted: 1/24/2008 6:52 PM ET
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how often do you run sales?
What is the most  creative sale you ever ran

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 7:23 PM ET
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I dont have a solid figure on how often I do them probably 5-6 times a year. My most creative was probably my most recent. 4 for 1 for 24 hours. I usually do 2 for 1 on single orders 3 for 1 on bulk meaning order just one book get one freebie but order 2 or more and you get a 3 for 1 deal.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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I do it whenever I get sick of too many books sitting on my shelf for too long or when I get into a panic about my credits getting too low.  I've never had to buy a credit and I never want to have to.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 8:15 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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I do it when I'm feeling overrun.  I basically do boxes of like genre books about once a year, though it can take me a while to get them all together, so it stretches out.

What's with all the sale questions here & on SwapaCD?  What are you looking for/hoping for/trying to determine?

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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I usually run a deal when I feel I have to de-clutter and downsize my allotment of books.  I donate a heck of alot of books to the library also.  Probably hundreds.  When things get stagnant in the deal area I usually box the books up and head off to the library.  Always see some of my donations at the next FOL sale.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 9:39 PM ET
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Usually when I haven't had any orders come in for a while and I know I'll have time to field PMs and box books up.  Although now I've decided to be a boxer. The last "sale" I had wasn't really worth the trouble.  I did 3 for 1 plus an unpostable freebie. I got like 5 orders but answering all the PM's and boxing the books up really wasn't worth the 5 credits.  Especially since I didn't really need the credits. That's when I decided to become a boxer. 

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 11:40 PM ET
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When my bookshelves get so full I have no more room.