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Subject: Question about FREE BOOKS
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 5:58 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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Can anyone tell me if it is okay to post books under the Book Bazar for "Free" with a self addressed postage paid envelope?  I am over run with romance books that have been donated to me.  I don't need the points as much as I need the space. Any ideas??

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I really don't think so, you are essentially asking someone to pay for the books by asking them to pay for postage. The only thing you can ask for is credits to compensate for the postage you will spend.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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Maybe you can offer a deal , What are the books ? 

Or maybe you can list them in your profile , but I wouldnt ask for a self address stamp envelope



Last Edited on: 5/5/10 6:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 7:35 PM ET
Member Since: 11/19/2005
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You can offer an deal on your bookshelf, then sell any excess PBS credits in the Book Bazaar

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2008
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You can probably fairly quickly resell credits in BB for $2.40 each.  So 2 credits would be worth $4.80. Media mail on up to 5 lbs. is $3.94. Up to 6 is $4.33.  If you have a box pick enough books to make 5 or 6 lbs. You still have enough left to cover the cost of tape to seal package.  Then see if anyone is interested in the deal for 2 credits. If not you can donate them to a local thrift storeknowing you've done your best to share them with fellow pbs buddies.

Nancy

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 2:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I take mine to senior centers and hospitals

 

ana

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2005
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I send all of my books that I don't want and have a million of them listed on here (as well as some others) to "Operation Paperback" which is a organization that sends books to service members that are overseas.  You might look them up on line.  There tends to be less demand for romances than there is for some other genres, but I have sent off some of those that my son's GF pawned off on me, quite recently in fact.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2009
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I think Operation Paperback is a great idea!  I'll definitely look into it in the near future.