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Subject: Can I search for a member who has more than 1 book by an author?
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 4:04 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2007
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I'm looking for about 10 Nicholas Sparks books. I would prefer to order from as few members as possible, give them the  credits with cheaper postage! Is there a way to do a search like this? I am assuming there isn't but thought someone might know better than me!


Date Posted: 11/14/2008 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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I think the best route would be advertising your intent in the Book Bazaar, "L@@King for Nicholas Sparks" or something, explaining that you aren't really looking for a deal, just that you'd like to order a lot of Sparks' books off of the same person.  Someone with a bunch of them is bound to notice. 

Another thing you could try is searching amongst boxers.  While you'd be limiting your chances to people who do box o' books, you could search by author and see who has the most Sparks books, and then request directly from their shelves.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/box_o_books/results.php?ti=&a=Nicholas+Sparks&i=&b=&g=&searcher=Search+Boxer+Books Hopefully that brings up the search I did.  There's a boxer with 4, a handful with 3...they at least have more than one.  Depending on what they have and what you're looking for, you should be able to get what you need from fewer than 10 members.

Hope that Helps!

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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You can also take the chance of going to the Nicholas Sparks books, ordering one and seeing if the person has more than one on their shelf and order the others.  Pat

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 7:48 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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you can also go to box of books and put the author name in a search there it would give you a listing of who had how many - at least the ones who were boxers anyway.

Last Edited on: 11/14/08 7:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1