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Subject: I seriously hit the jackpot today!
Date Posted: 10/29/2008 1:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2008
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I decided today that I was going to head out to the UBS by my house..NO MATTER WHAT.  Well I'm glad I did.  I got maybe 20 Wishlisted books...mostly cozy mysteries..full series.  I also got a few paranormals, and horror as well.  I'm so excited!  I paid under $30 for all of them..and I got over 35 books out of it :)  I have to get to reading now though, so I can start posting them all for everyone!

Just thought I'd brag a little..woO.


Date Posted: 10/29/2008 2:00 PM ET
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CONGRATS!!! That's awesome. I sometimes wonder just how people know they're picking wishlisted books (I mean, did you memorize thousands of books?) and I also am still trying to understand what "cozy mysteries" are though a penpal of mine just tried to explain it. Anyway, I hope your books get requested right away and your credits come rolling in. Maybe they'll be some of my wish listed ones! Happy reading!

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 2:09 PM ET
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Well I don't really have list memorized...I just grab books that look interesting to me, or that I'm personally wishlisting.  If others happen to be wishlisting them..then yay!  But if not, then oh well, lol.  I'll try to fly through them so I can get to posting :)

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 3:46 PM ET
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I sometimes wonder just how people know they're picking wishlisted books

I can only speak for me.  I have a Sidekick and use the browser on it to check.  The link is http://www.paperbackswap.com/mobile/index.php - on the bottom of every page, where it says "Mobile". 

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 7:11 PM ET
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Must be a good day for book shopping!

I just came back from my weekly run to the FOL, thrift stores etc with a bag of books, some are wishlisted, some are just books I personally wanted. Best bit though, I found two on my husband's wish list, so it "justified" the trip!

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 7:20 PM ET
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There is a button at the top of the page somewhere that allows you to download your wl so you can print it off. I keep a copy in the car so if I happen to go to the ubs I can double check my list.

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 8:39 PM ET
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Wow, your UBS is cheap!  I live in New Jersey, and the UBSs around here and nearby in PA all charge >3 for a paperback.  :-\  I use eBay for really good deals, or wait for the FOL sales.

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 8:42 PM ET
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wow jackpot awesome

Subject: check your local library for booksales!
Date Posted: 10/29/2008 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2008
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The library near me just had a book sale.   3 for 25 cents.   Monday was buck-a-bagful!   I didn't make it back though :-(  I was going to buy 2-3 bagfuls to donate to the troops.    More than half of the books were donations and not ex-library.  Some were like NEW!