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Subject: Trading books.
Date Posted: 4/28/2011 10:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2010
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Do you think it would be possible, through the site, to offer two books for one credit. Both choices would be up to the recpient.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 10:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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I recommend you to go look at the Book Bazaar.  It is filled with people offering deals.  There is usually also a thread in the genre forums for deals.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2011
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In these forums, check out the one titled Book Bazaar and read the instructions in red. Check out all the deals. Then post your own! Good luck and have fun.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 10:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Hi William,

Yes, it is possible, and many people actually do this quite frequently. Check out the "Book Bazaar" forum ... that is where people post deals and respond to offers of deals. Read the red sticky thread at the top, it outlines some of the rules .... and then if you read thru some of the deal threads you will see how people generally work their deals.

One of the important things to understand is that if a deal needs to be cancelled, the best way is to contact the book requestor and let them cancel the book(s) ordered .... if you cancel it and you have offered a deal, the PBS system will automatically pass on the book request to the next member who has a copy of the book ... and this new person will have no idea about the deal ... so the person who ordered initially ends up with a book anyway, but not the deal, and this can lead to frustration on the part of the initial book orderer, and the innocent third person who was not involved in the deal.

If the book requestor cancels in the case of a deal that can't be fulfilled, then nothing else happens.

Last Edited on: 4/28/11 10:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1