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Subject: Minimum number of books for a Box?
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 8:53 AM ET
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Is there a minimum number of books for a box swap?  Can I do a box swap for just 1 book?

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 9:15 AM ET
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You can swap as many or as little as you want. I quite often do swaps with just one book. It saves using a credit.

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 9:40 AM ET
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Thanks for letting me know!

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 10:18 AM ET
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I know a lot of people (including me) prefer to do boxes for more than 1 or 2 books. It's a lot easier for me to justify my postage budget if I'm maximizing it. :)
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I don't mind one book boxes. Most times, it's light enough to go first class...and in this particular instance, that's cheaper than media mail and arrives quicker!

Date Posted: 2/12/2008 11:42 AM ET
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Never really makes sense to me when people automatically decline a single book box (not saying you do, Stacey, I just know some do) if there's a book on the other member's shelf that you want, what difference does it make if you spend the unjustified single book postage to get it, or spend a credit to get it? I just don't quite understand that.

Date Posted: 2/12/2008 12:18 PM ET
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I do a lot of 1 book boxes. I prefer to keep them under 5. I have had a couple people offer me huge boxes and I couldn't find even 1 book of theirs I wanted.  I dread to see the bigger offers come in because I know I will be declining. I like when it's 1 or 2 the best.

ETA: I agree Sherry.  Also I find it easier to find a box or envelope when it's just 1 or 2 books. When there's a whole bunch the finding a box, wrapping etc.., it too much like work.

Last Edited on: 2/12/08 12:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2008 12:20 PM ET
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Thanks everyone!  There are a few books I'd like that are really the only thing I'm interested in on the other person's shelf, and I didn't want to add books just for the sake of making it a bigger swap.  So far most of mine have been 2 or 3 books, and so far, all are going well except 1...