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Subject: question on book sets
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:37 PM ET
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I am just curious I saw some sets where they have like 3 or up to 7 books in a set.....I saw them on peoples wish lists......I am JUST curious....say with the True blood book set (7 books) do you then pay 7 credits or 1 ??????????????

 

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Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:42 PM ET
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If the book is posted by one ISBN as a set, then it is only one credit. To ensure that the sender gets all the credits, they need to post the books individually. If the books are not WLed, many people will offer them in the Book Bazaar, if they are WL then they often go to the genre forum WL threads and offer them to try to send to one person; if it is a boxed set of WLed books then it can be posted in the Book Bazaar and offered as a set. The sender can post each individual book directly to the requester's WL and get a credit for each book.  

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:49 PM ET
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Wow from what I saw they were on lists for all 7 cause yes its a boxed set....I wonder if anyone doesnt break them up...again just curious..I can't imagine how much it would cost to mail a 7 book set

 

Thanks as always

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 11:12 PM ET
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People do break them up just because of the credit problem.   And I can tell you it is SO MUCH CHEAPER to mail them all together!

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 11:53 PM ET
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Yup, as Ruth says, mailing them all in a single package will save you a bundle on postage.  The reason is because Media Mail has a minimum price for the first pound, then increases a small amount for each extra pound.  So sending out seven 10 ounce packages will cost you $2.38 each, or $16.66 total (not including DC or any other fees) vs. a 70 ounce package (4 lbs 6 ounces) at the 5 lb Media Mail rate, which is only $3.94

 

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 1:15 AM ET
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Thanks all..like I said I was/am just curious...I don't want and don't have any sets....and I imagine if I bought a set I would wanna keep it.....BUT IF I were to trade it on here I would do like a 7 credit deal...book by book...hopefully to 1 poster........Lol I may be the most curious person you will ever meet..Thanks again

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 9:03 AM ET
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Right but if you do it seperate than you get 7 credits for that $16 in postage as opposed to just 1 for the $3.94.  I can't see anyone posting the box set for only 1 credit. 

 

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 2:31 PM ET
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I didn't say to swap them as one unit Mary, only that you save a bundle in shipping them as a single package.  If you find a member willing to take all seven books for a credit each, that's the way to go because you'll save about $13 in postage.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 2:55 PM ET
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Oh yes I wouldn't post them until I found someone I could send them all too.  I just wanted to point out the postage savings is only beneficial if you are getting more than 1 credit.