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Subject: Look at Seller Bookshelf before Ordering the book
Date Posted: 11/22/2009 1:34 PM ET
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Is there any way to look at the seller's bookshelf before ordering a book?  I'm looking for a series of six books, so I would like to buy the first from someone who may have others in the series.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 1:48 PM ET
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Welcome.

You start the order and then go to the order more from page.  As long as you do not confirm the order, it does not go through.  You are given a chance to cancel the order.  (There are little X boxes on the side list of titles.)

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 4:23 PM ET
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Since the system is FIFO (first in, first out) you'll only see the shelf for the first person who has the first book in the series. When you exit out of that order if they don't have the rest of the books in the series and try to order it again, you'll be looking at the same person's book shelf. I would suggest advertising in the Book Bazaar to see if anyone has multiples in the series you are looking for.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 4:32 PM ET
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Or in one of the genre forums.  Some have a "is this on your shelf?" thread.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 7:43 PM ET
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You can also search Boxer shelves. You don't have to be a boxer to search boxer shelves. A couple of times I've opened 2 windows. Ordered 1 book on one screen and another book in the series on the other than clicked the Order More From Member button: Then proceeded with the one that had more than 1 of the books I wanted. 

Other times I've just posted in the genre forums for what I'm looking for on the Is This On Your Bookshelf thread.  There's one going in the Love/Romance and the Mystery boards. 

One time I just put in my signature a book series I was looking for and to PM me if anyone wanted to offer a deal or do a BOB trade.  Within a couple of days I had a BOB Offer from someone with multiple books from the series because she saw my signature and found some books on my shelf that she wanted.  This was a very heavily posted series so I knew chances were good that another forum regular would want to get them off their shelf. It would only work if you were a regular poster though.