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Subject: Saving on Postage
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 10:27 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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The vast majority of folks probably already know this but, I keep coming across individuals that don't know so, I thought I'd post it here to help perhaps more people.

When mailing multiple books to one address (requestor), if you package those books together you will save money.  On an average to mail one book it costs (without DC) $2.13, if you mail two books packaged together it costs on an average $2.47.  In fact I had one lady mail me about 9 books and packaged together it only cost $4.58.

Hope this helps someone...

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 11:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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This is why I always suggest people run a deal when they post that no one is ordering their books and they have no credits. 

When I post a WL book, I check to see if I might have another of their WL books in the TBR pile.  I make that my next read and post it to them so I can send 2 off together. I just choose the farthest out mailing date.  If I'm reading a series and more than 1 is WL, I'll see if I can find someone on here that has them both on WL.  Or I'll just post the 1st one and most of the time that person also has the others on WL. 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 11:32 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Did you know that if you use the "order more from member" button after your request has been entered in the system, that the sender will get two separate orders from you? They only get a single bulk order if you use that button while you are making the original request.

I sometimes request more books along with wish list books that have been auto-requested, but people don't always notice that both requests are going to the same place. I've started sending a PM to the sender saying "hey, just wanted to let you know that I ordered both these books. I know they came in as separate requests, but you can save a little money on postage by printing only one wrapper and packaging them together."