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Subject: I joined Box o Books!
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:47 AM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2009
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I just signed up for it! I've read some that really like it and some that didn't care for it, but I figured I'd give it a try. Just another option for swaps, I suppose! And if nothing else, it gets some funds to the site, which I'm loving so far! If I only do a few box swaps all year, I'll be ok with that.

Hmm... I get the feeling I may end up with more books instead of less........ lol :)

 

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 1:03 PM ET
Member Since: 1/16/2008
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I like boxing personally, but at the beginning I got sooooo many offers!  Just be sure to keep your TBR books on hold until you're really ready to let them go.  I used to not put my books on hold since they're not in the FIFO system until they're off hold but with boxing my books get asked for much sooner so now I have to keep unread books on hold.  Now I'm off to see whatcha got! :D

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 2:00 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2009
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I need to read up on the whole TBR thing and holds and such, because I'm not totally and fully understanding all of that, but I'm slowly learning! lol Thanks for looking :)

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 2:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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She's talking about how when you mark a book received it gives you the option of putting the book on your shelf but on hold. So when you are ready to repost you can just unhold the books.  Boxers can't see those hold books.  No one but you can see the books you've logged into the TBR Pile list.

You will get a lot of BOB offers as a newbie. You don't have to accept them if they don't have books you want. Just politely decline.   My BOB just expired and the only reason I haven't renewed it yet is because I have a small shelf and 500 unread books.  But when I can get those down to a more manageable level I'm going to rejoin. 

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2009
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Ahhh, that's why I haven't encountered it yet--I haven't received any books yet!  Thanks for the explanation :)