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Subject: posting audio book boxed set
Date Posted: 12/4/2009 5:44 PM ET
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I have an audio boxed set that only has 1 ISBN number for the entire set, but it actually has 10 books (over 30 CDs long) in the set (it's an entire series). With only one ISBN on the outer box, I can't post the "books" individually. I think it should be worth 20 credits since it is 10 books and they are highly wished-for books. Can I post this in the BB and ask for 2 credits per "book" rather than just the 2 credits for the one ISBN?



Last Edited on: 12/4/09 5:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/4/2009 5:58 PM ET
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Yes, you can. That's what I would do. Since a box set is 1 (one) item you would only get 1 (one) credit. The BB is a great way to let someone who wants the set have it and yet not cheat yourself either.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 6:45 PM ET
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I do not believe that you can post Wishlisted books in the Book Bazaar..

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 6:48 PM ET
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I think so.  Not sure how it works with audiobooks. I'm assuming you can't seperate it into each seperate story and post without and ISBN right? Like you could with a boxed set of books. 

20 credits might be a lot for someone to come up with at one time. Also they'd have to buddy 18 of them to you.  I don't think I would do that.  Unless you post a listing for each one without an ISBN and they can order all of them from you.  That's the only way they'd be covered if it went lost.  I personally wouldn't risk 20 credits like that. 

Also how much did this think cost new?  Assuming each credit cost $2.38 in postage to earn that's about $50 in credits. They could probably buy it used someone for less than that. 

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 6:49 PM ET
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You can post box set WL books in the bazaar in search of someone who wants the whole set. You can also offer unpostable WL books in the bazaar and ask for a credit for them.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 7:43 PM ET
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Mary - no you can't really separate them since the individual CDs don't have ISBNs. There are 10 books and each one is between 3 and 5 CDs long.

It retailed for $130 new and the set I have is unopened. Someone gave it to me and I had already read the books so I've never even broken open the shrink wrap. I probably would open it before posting though just to make sure all the CDs are there and none of them are broken.

I'm seriously thinking I may just end up selling it or regifting it. I really don't like posting audio books on CD I'm always afraid that something might get broken in transit.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 8:16 PM ET
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I think if they are all mixed in and not separate books, you may want to send in Feedback to the team and ask if you can offer it in the BB for 2 credits per book. My first thought was yes, but if the books are not separate then it is more like an anthology ( i.e. 3 books in 1) which is only worth one book credit than a set (3 books sold together, but separate) which would be worth 3 books credits. I'd say get an official ruling from the Team so you know you are OK.

Christy - boxed sets CAN be offered in the Bazaar when  they are Wish Listed. The Team is actually letting people offer Wish Listed series that aren't sets there now too.



Last Edited on: 12/4/09 8:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/4/2009 8:35 PM ET
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Hmm.  I think you'd be better off either trying to return it or selling it on Ebay or somewhere. 

Although I suppose you could try offering it up for 20 credits in the BB.  There might be someone with a lot of credits wililng to order them.  It's jsut that only 2 credits would be handled through the system. So it's a big risk for someone to take.