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Subject: huge book , how to work shipping and credits
Date Posted: 9/1/2011 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2011
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I have a book I want to post. How to Organize Everything by Peter Walsh. The book is massive and I imagine shipping would be really high. Do you tend not to post huge books like these and sell them over places perhaps? Or can I get more than one credit for this book?


Date Posted: 9/1/2011 9:27 AM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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The rule is one book=one credit (or one audiobook=two credits). You are not allowed to ask for more than one credit per book, no matter the size, weight, or distance.

So yes that means some people decide not to post heavier books here but some do. I had a huge cookie baking book Wish Listed and someone granted my Wish, even though it cost them $7 to send it to me and they only got one credit for it.

So it's your choice whether or not you want to post a really heavy book but you can never ask for more than one credit on one book.

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 9:43 AM ET
Member Since: 11/15/2008
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From the listed weight for that books it would cost just over 3 dollars to ship it media mail.  Since it's heavily WL, you could post it in the wishlist multiples thread  in the Book Bazzar when you have other WL books to send as well.  Maybe someone will want more than one, and you can save money by combining shipping.

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 10:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It's probably not as much to send it as you think.  Use the credit to order books from someone doing a deal in teh book bazaar or to order another heavy book.

It all evens out in the end some books might cost you less than a credit to send and some might cost you more.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2011 11:06 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I have posted big, heavy books and like others have said, they don't cost as much as you'd think because media mail is very reasonable (I mailed a member 27 books last week and it was just over $6 with DC). I always think of it as good book swapping karma, because I have also gotten some big, heavy books here. You will "make up" the postage cost when you send the thinner lighter weight books that are 6 oz. or below.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2009
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I've sent heavier books in the past, but my current self-imposed rule is nothing over 2 pounds.  I donate heavier books to local charities.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 8:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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I do what Marsha does. I've posted cookbooks here in the past - some were quite heavy and/or large and it wasn't the postage that did me in but finding the wrapping material for them. I get HCs in the mail a lot but I don't always have a box large enough to fit the bigger HCs.

I gave a lot of cookbooks to a co-worker and donated the older ones to Goodwill or the Survival Center.