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Topic: Soap Making

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Subject: Soap Making
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 10:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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Hey guys. I picked up soap making for fun. What do you think of these?

Pink - Sweet Pea
Blue - Fresh Rain
Orange - Honey Almond
Purple - Wild Berry
Yellow - Lemon Verbena
Green - Cucumber Melon

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Date Posted: 6/20/2010 11:20 PM ET
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Scott, club rules state that only books may be swapped for credits.  Also, you might want to be aware of this (from the Help Center):

 

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Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:21 AM ET
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Yes, you may only swap books for credits. However, I think you can include a freebie soap with a book deal.  wink

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:32 PM ET
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Thanks for letting me know, Lesley. You might want to be aware that there is a post with 56 replies in the Crafting forum where people are advertising their Etsy stores.

Thanks for the idea, Eve. If I did that, I would probably go broke since it does cost me money to make them. :P

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:37 PM ET
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I am aware of that thread, as I have posted in it myself.  The difference is that that is a discussion thread about the Etsy site, which is relevant to crafters.  It is not in itself a blatant advertisement and no one is trying to sell their Etsy products in that thread on this site.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:39 PM ET
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Everyone is trying to sell their Etsy products in that thread. Why do you think they are posting links to their stores?



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Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:48 PM ET
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Again, it is a discussion thread about selling on Etsy.  Posting links to the shops was relevant to the discussion.  No one posted their items in their thread posts, only links to their shops, in the context of the discussion.

You seem offended.  I assure you that I was only trying to help you so that you don't get into trouble for violating PBS' TOU.  I have seen people have their posts/threads removed for the same thing.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:15 PM ET
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So if I make a post asking if people sell any homemade products and then proceed to list mine, that would be okay because it lends to the discussion?

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:24 PM ET
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That depends on the context.  This forum is about crafting, so if it lends to the topic of the crafting of  products, rather than selling or trading them, then I would think that would be fine.  To be certain, you might want to contact a Tour Guide and ask.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 4:31 PM ET
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"Thanks for the idea, Eve. If I did that, I would probably go broke since it does cost me money to make them. :P" 

I guess I don't see what the difference is in asking out right for a credit for the soaps and including it with a book. The postage for including a paperback would probably be about 30 cents more. The shipping doesn't go up a whole lot for a few ounces more. That's why people do book deals or try to ship multiple books bundled together. When you send out 3 books together, you don't pay the full shipping rate as for the 3 books separately.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 4:39 PM ET
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That's true Eve, although if Scott were to send soap with any of his books, he would have to send them first class, as the soap would make the package ineligible for media mail.  Depending on the weight, postage could end up more than sending multiple books via media mail.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 6:23 PM ET
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He would have had to send the soaps 1st class anyway when he was hoping to trade them for a straight credit. I don't know how much more 6 oz (for a mass market paperback) are added onto to 1st class, though. For Media Mail it's only about an extra 30 cents.

Date Posted: 6/24/2010 2:11 PM ET
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"I guess I don't see what the difference is in asking out right for a credit for the soaps and including it with a book. The postage for including a paperback would probably be about 30 cents more. The shipping doesn't go up a whole lot for a few ounces more. That's why people do book deals or try to ship multiple books bundled together. When you send out 3 books together, you don't pay the full shipping rate as for the 3 books separately."

I'm not worried about the cost of shipping. I'm worried about the cost of supplies. The soap is not free to make. Each bar that is given away (for free with a book) is a loss of money for me.