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Subject: Value to become boxer?-I have credits for sale to help w/postage 4 boxing
Date Posted: 4/27/2009 6:02 PM ET
Member Since: 11/1/2007
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If those of you with boxer experience could submit your positive or negatives for this endeavor it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if I do become a boxer I suspect more postage will be required.

I have credits available at 5 for $14 for those of you seeking some. Prefer paypal payment. I have 50 available at present. Please pm me any interest. I did try posting thru the credits for sale post but got no replys.

Thanks for your help and suggestions! Terry

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2009
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I am a boxer and I really like it.  Postage doesn't go up any higher unless you are shipping more books.  It makes it so you don't have to have credits to swap.  You just swap 1 for 1 (or more).  So if you are looking for a bunch of books you need in a series you can get them easier this way.  Only problem I have found is if you don't have anything on your shelf that the other  is interested in they will decline your offer.

Subject: boxer info
Date Posted: 4/27/2009 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 11/1/2007
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Joan,

I appreciate your information and the time taken to advise me.

 

Terry

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 9:36 PM ET
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Terry,

If you read a wide variety, boxing can be a good way to go.  I only read a select genre and not very fast, so I've had to decline most of the offers and feel really bad. For this reason I'm not renewing.  This is not to be negative about boxing, just isn't for everyone.

Nancy

Subject: boxer info
Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:04 PM ET
Member Since: 11/1/2007
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Nancy,

Thank you for answering my request and for your valued input.

Terry

Subject: shipping costs for boxes of books
Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:35 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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I am not a 'boxer' but I do occasionally offer bundle deals where I send boxes of books for a # of credits & I can tell you that often I can ship a box of books (10-12+ books) for slightly more than it costs me to send 2 books individually. I once sent a box with almost 30 books in it & it was less than $10 to mail (I can't remember the exact amt.)

Anyhow, all this is to say that the shipping is not cost prohibitive so don't let that aspect of it stop you. Debbie

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 6:47 AM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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My vote is with dragonlance.  i've done lots of book to book swaps & gotten books I want without having to spend a credit, which for me is great since I never have many.  i don't have much action right now with boxing as my shelf has gotten very low but the initial sending was great.  got rid of lots of books & now have lots more to read.  i've had some of my offers declined, but that's ok, just don't let it get you down.   another benefit is that, i think, the money from people joining the boxers helps to support PBS.  What better way to spend a few bucks????

Subject: boxer info
Date Posted: 4/28/2009 11:02 AM ET
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Thanks for your input, all is valuable to me. I sent out books yesterday and noted the postal service is increasing their rates again in May, so this boxer idea is gaining momentum for me!

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 11:12 AM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2008
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I ENJOY BEING A BOXER , IF YOUR LOOKING TO TRADE IN BULK AND COLLECT ALOT OF BOOKS ITS WELL WORTH IT. ENJOY!

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 11:52 AM ET
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I enjoy Box-o-Books.  I turn it on and off depending on the level of books in my house at the time.  :)

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:48 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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It's cheaper per book to do box of books because it's cheaper to send multiple books together rather than each individually.

Not sure how many folks like 1-1 in BoB. I didn't like 1 book requests when I was a boxer--I would really rather send one book for a credit so I can get any book I want for it, rather than paying full postage and having limited options.

If you can easily order from the library, BoB is a good idea.   I finally stopped being a boxer when I realized I was turning most offers down because there wasn't anything on their shelves I wanted.  Almost all my requests are via my WL, and I am fairly picky about what books I want.  The pickier you are, the less useful BoB will be.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2007
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I recently became a Boxer and I think it's great. I've made several swaps, have some pending now and have had a few declined because I didn't have what the member was looking for on my shelf. But that's OK because I've found there's usually another member who has the books I want who's willing to swap. I like being able to get several books for no credits and save my credits to use for shelves that aren't Boxers. Since I became a Boxer I've sent and received more books from other Boxers than I have from non-Boxers. I like the feature on the Box-O-Books thread where you can type in a particular book you're looking for and, if it's available on a Boxer's shelf, it will list the Boxer, how many books they have posted and the book you're looking for. Well worth the cost of joining.

This is a smoke-free home with 2 cats. They don't read much, but have been known to climb and sleep on the book piles.