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Subject: how do unpostables work?
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 7:10 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2009
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I have a really popular book I want to post, but it has very minor water damage. Should I do it as an unpostable? If so, how does that work? Do I still get a credit?

Details on how this works would be greatly appreciated!

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 7:23 AM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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In the Book Bazaar there is a thread for unpostable wishlisted books. You can add to that thread and describe the condition of the book. Some ask for a credit and others send it free with an order from their shelf. You can decide which works for you. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=117610

Last Edited on: 4/27/10 7:27 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 7:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If it isn't a WL book-then I'd offer it as a freebie with an order from your shelf.  People aren't likely to pay a credit for a unpostable that they can just order from another member. 

When I have an unpostable WL book that I'd like to get a credit for-I usually offer it in the WL thread that's going in whatever genre board the book fits.  Or I start my own thread in the BB. Last time I checked that unpostable thread it had been going for like 3 years and was hundreds of pages long. 

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 11:33 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Well said Rebecca!   There are also wishlist threads for Romance & Paranormal genre (& probably others), where unpostable wishlist books can be posted for credit or part of a deal.   Some members also have success listing unpostables in their siggy line.