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Subject: Can I post this...and if so, where???
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 11:30 PM ET
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I have a few books that I have purchased new. After looking up the ISBNs on PBS, I have discovered several of them have zero copies in the system; however, there are no wishers for these books either.

I know I could post these books to the system and then go and list them in the "Only Copy in the System" forum....but like everyone else, I am really trying to save on postage.

Is there anyway I could post these somewhere...looking for multiples orders in order to save on postage?? Or do I just have to post them to the system??


Thanks everyone in advance!!! :)

Last Edited on: 6/18/11 11:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 11:35 PM ET
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Are there any other versions in the system?  If those are WL you can put a tag on them to alert wishers that you have another copy with a different ISBN.  Sometimes the 'expand a wish'  links for various versions are not functioning.

You could also post them and at the same time list them in the bazaar and requre that more than one be ordered.

Last Edited on: 6/18/11 11:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 11:39 PM ET
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Sorry---maybe I should have explained that better.

The books come up on PBS...but there are zero COPIES in the system. lol I'll edit my original post to make it more clear.


Sorry about that!

Date Posted: 6/18/2011 11:39 PM ET
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Normally, you would post them to your bookshelf. Although PBS allows people to offer Wish List books in the multiples thread .... they don't really allow it with posted books (or books without Wish Lists).

I guess if you don't want to mail them right away, you should hold on to them until more copies are posted. But really, books without Wish Lists can not be required to be ordered in multiples anywhwhere on PBS.

Date Posted: 6/18/2011 11:58 PM ET
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You could post them to your shelf and then run a deal on all of your books.  Post the deal in the bazaar.  Personally, I don't offer 2/1 deals anymore, but will offer 4/2, 7/3, 10/4, etc.

You could also just run a deal on those books you have that are the only copies in the system.  If, for example you have 3 such books, you could offer a 3/2 deal on them.

Mention in the title of your post that they are the only copies in the system and add in the body of the post that you purchased them new.  You'd probably get some takers.

Date Posted: 6/19/2011 12:02 AM ET
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I thought about that...but the only reason I purchased them was to get some credits. lol

My goal is to get a credit for each book at this point. I just wanted to save on postage. If I can't...then I'll just post them to the system---OR maybe I'll just want until I see wishers on them :)---then post to the WL multiples forum.