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Subject: Local swapping, do you have to ship?
Date Posted: 11/4/2008 11:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2008
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Greetings,

I am brand spanking new and have already had 5 book requests just off of some random books I listed and will ship out accordingly.

My question is...

If someone that lives locally requests one of my books and is willing to pick it up instead of me shipping it, is that ok to do?

For example if my daughter's friend's mom from down the street happens to see one of my books listed that she would like, could she request it and when I accept to send it to her can I just walk it down the street to her?  Will I still get credits if I don't ship through the system?

Thank you for any insight.  This has been a lot of fun and of course a bit of a learning curve.

Barb from Phoenix, Arizona (in case you live down the street and want a book...lol)

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 11:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Welcome. This place will become an addiction!

You can hand deliver if both parties agree to it. As long as you print out the label and the receiver marks it as rec'd, you will get your credit.

Subject: Thank you so much for your response!!
Date Posted: 11/5/2008 12:41 AM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2008
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Date Posted: 11/5/2008 7:47 AM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2008
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and just so you know, when you click on the print wrapper button, there is a link for hand writing the address.  that way, you can save on paper/printer ink, and it is still registered that you printed the wrapper.

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 7:47 AM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2007
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Just remember, if it is someone that is not personally known to you, be sure to arrange to meet in a public, safe place to exchange the books. (for example, a local Starbucks or something).

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 8:15 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2005
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I have done this several times, and actually left the book in the recipient's mailbox when we couldn't arrange to actually meet in person.  It worked out well all of the times, too.

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 9:13 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2006
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Barbara,

Also, if you do have a friend who wants to order one of your books, make sure they order directly from your shelf.  If they order from FIFO, you won't get the credit.