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Subject: One place for all deals?
Date Posted: 8/14/2010 9:29 AM ET
Member Since: 5/24/2010
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I want to add some WL books to the WL multiples only thread. I'd like people to be able to choose from the WL books listed, my bookshelf, a few specific deals I've got on x books for y credits, and some unpostables I've got. Can I do that all in one listing on the WL multiples only thread?

(edited because Jolene helped me make an unpostables list, and i still need to know if I can do it all in one thread)

Last Edited on: 8/14/10 9:57 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2010 9:39 AM ET
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There is a new list feature on your profile. You can list them there or right on your profile. I think you can put a link in your siggy with the new list feature or put in your siggy that you have unpostables on your profile. Hope that helps :)

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 12:08 PM ET
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Here is a copy of the rules for posting in the Multiple WL thread.  I highlighted the part  I think answers your Questions.  I am going with No on whether it can all be done in one thread because you are only allowed to require Multiple WL book order in this thread  so you can't start your own thread with Wl books wanting to send out multiples and you are only supposed to list WL books in this thread so you should not add additional deals having to do with non Wl books to the WL Thread.   I think you are going to have to do two different posts. Hopefully that make sense.  I have a headache this morning and my thoughts are a bit scrambled.


~ This will be a monthly thread (meaning a new thread will be started at the beginning of each month).  Any books you have remaining from the month before that you still want to offer will be YOUR responsibility to transfer to the new thread.

~ Nothing more than the standard "1 credit for 1 book" may be asked.

~ The goal is to send multiple books to the same home so you can save on shipping...this is NOT intended to bypass the FIFO system. It's intended for those people who have several wishlist books to mail at once to be able to send them to the same home in one package.  It is completely fine to combine the WL items that you have listed here in this thread with books from your shelf to create your "multiples" package.  However, you are NOT allowed to place requirements on your book orders in any other way that to state the obivous ("wanting to send out packages of 2 or more" or "orders of 3 or more only please").  It is NOT okay to require orders from your Bookshelf in conjunction to ordering these WL'd books.  (It's about requiring it, rather than providing that as an option.)  So long as you're sending out multiples, this thread is serving its purpose.

~ Please be aware that if you have Requestor Conditions on your account, you and the person offering the deal need to work that out *before* the book is posted to your Wish List, so that you can remove your RC's if needed!!  If the book is declined due to RC's, it is then passed on to the next person in line for that WL book through the FIFO system...thus making that book no longer eligible for a "multiples" deal.

~  Transactions that take place as a result of this thread may have no PBS "footprint" and therefore are being done on the "honor system" between the two concerned parties. There is no recourse if one of the involved people fails to follow through with their end of the bargain. The only way to create a footprint is to post a book (or multiple books) to a person's Wishlist.  This will trigger a "transaction" in the system.

~ Be sure that in your Settings (under Privacy Controls) you click to allow your Wish List to be public.  This will allow the person who is listing these books to be able to post books directly to your Wishlist.  If you don't do this, it will make it harder for people to do things with you.

~ I am NOT responsible with how transactions turn out. Please do things fair and with honesty so that this thread will not be shut down.

~ DO NOT list books that have "0 Wishers" for it.  I realize that sometimes you will list a book that has a few wishers and after a couple weeks it may decrease to 0 for that title.  That is fine!  If you have a book that has a few wishers, simply say so in your post.  But please don't list books here that have a 0 WL...those are the books that belong on your shelf that people can order in conjunction to your WL books. 

~DO NOT list only ONE book in this thread...especially not with the statement of "first to PM me gets it"...this thread is not about racing to see who can get a particular Wish List book first.  Don't abuse the privilege of having this thread.

~ If you have a complete SET of books and some are WL'd and some aren't, you can offer all of these here and offer a deal on them if you wish.  It is perfectly understandable that you'd want to keep the set together!

~ This thread does NOT give the go ahead to being requiring a "minimum order" on your normal PBS account.  If you have a book posted, you are agreeing to send out that book when it is requested.  This thread (where we have people asking for a 2 or 3 book order minimum) is okay ONLY because it is in the Book Bazaar!!  This type of requirement is NOT okay within the general PBS bookshelves and orders.

~ Books MUST meet PBS guidelines in order to be listed there for credit. If, however, you have a set of three books that are WL'd and say one of them is damaged slightly...you can offer the set. The damaged book must be clearly described.

~ I will NOT be keeping a post organized for these books.  PLEASE follow these guidelines in your own posts:

  • List what you have available
  • When some of your books are taken, come to your post and remove those choices (or strike-through them)
  • When all of your books are taken, come to your post and delete ALL remaining information.
  • If you have more to offer later, you can edit that post OR you can create a new post.
  • **PLEASE** keep your posts updated and current...if people ask you for a book that is no longer available it will be wasted time for you and frustrating for them.

NO ARC's may be offered here.  There is a separate thread for these books here.  If you have an ARC that is WL'd and is part of a series you have offered here in this thread, you can PM the person requesting them and let them know you have the ARC available and you two can work out the deal.  If you offer one in your post, I will PM you asking you to remove it and list it in the ARC thread.

NO DAMAGED books unless it is CLEARLY described AND it is WL'dAnd please remember that if you request a damaged book that you do not post it to the system when you're done.

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 4:23 PM ET
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I had read all that but the highlighting helps a lot.

I guess I could post the WL items in the WL multiples thread then link to another thread with my deals in my signature, right?

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 5:43 PM ET
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Yes you can put a link to your other deal in your signature.  If you are not including  the WL books in your deal I would probably include that info too.

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 9:10 PM ET
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Genna - the only books you can list in the Wish List thread are the Wish List books, or a series that contains mostly Wish List books that you want to send as set. No other books should be listed in the thread and you can't offer postable Wish List books in your own thread in the Bazaar, those are only allowed in the Multiples thread. You can do something like list your Wish List books in the Multiples thread and add" can be combined with my shelf and also see my deal in my thread..." and post a link to another thread with your other offers.

If you wanted to run your post by Kathy or I before posting in the Wish List thread, feel free. There is a link to either of us in the first post. I am out of town until late tomorrow and may not get back online to check messages until then, but I think Kathy is around, just ask her is your post looks ok.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 8:04 AM ET
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Im here but I will be out for a few hours then back around noon, I think.

But you are on the right track:

I guess I could post the WL items in the WL multiples thread then link to another thread with my deals in my signature, right?