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Subject: I give up...frustration has overwhelmed me...taking a break, make an offer
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 1/18/2007
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I have had several "book sales" over the last month or so without really any orders.  I give up!!  I am taking a break from PBS and maybe have better luck in a month or so.  This is the last chance.  All offers will be considered with the exception of deals including the "Hugs Daily Inspirations" book.

Orders would be appreciated....thanks!

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 6:41 PM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2008
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PM'd you

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 11:48 AM ET
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last day for ordering...thanks!

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 5:56 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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Hi Janet,

Don't get discouraged. All of us have a lull sometimes. Maybe this is the time to dig into your TBR pile, and  enjoy those books you've been collecting. I also have a small bookshelf, and we won't get as many offers. But I've sent out so many this  past year,  that now is my time to enjoy my books and use the  credits I've accumulated. If you have no credits, but really want some books,  then  buy a credit or two. It's hard to find a cheaper price on a book  you really want right now.

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 6:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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I've found deals are rarely worth it anymore.   I don't bother to run them after getting zip replies for the last couple.

I will PM people who order me and offer them 2:1 on any additional orders on my shelf, and sometimes they take me up on that. 

I'll also put together boxes of the same genre and see if I can hawk those--much cheaper postage for me.  That sometimes works, but even that isn't as reliable as it used to be.   I'm going to find out soon, though--I just finished sorting books into mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, historical romance, and romance piles.   They overflowed the boxes, though, so I need to split the mystery & sci-fi into two lots and find a bigger box for the historical romance before posting them.   Then we'll see if the boxes have all dried up as a way to get books out of my house or not!

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2008
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Yeah, I have the same problem with my shelf.  Now I post a lot of things to my BM account, and a lot of them go really fast there, and I just use credits there instead.  You could also try BOB, I've been doing pretty good with that lately, rather then doing a deal, or getting a deal from someone else.