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Subject: I want to pass on my Cookbooks that you get from the checkstand.......
Date Posted: 11/3/2007 6:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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I have over 100 of the mini cookbooks that you buy at the checkout registers in grocery stores, but I can't post those right?  So, is anyone interested in them?  I could post them here and we could work out a deal by buddying credits and me shipping out the cookbooks.  A couple of the titles I have are:

PILLSBURY:

Hearty Soups and Sandwiches

Easy Meals ( 5 ingredients or less )

BETTY CROCKER:

Hearty Meat and Potatoes

Creative Cakes

FAVORITE BRAND NAME RECIPES:

Soups and Stews

Grandma's Casseroles

 

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 7:05 PM ET
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I love cookbooks! I only have a few credits though. :(
Date Posted: 11/3/2007 7:25 PM ET
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Why wouldn't you be able to post them?  If I remember, they aren't a magazine and as long as they don't contain advertising, you should be able to.  I'd be curious about that.  I went to the help center and could not find anything to suggest you couldn't!! 

 

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 7:34 PM ET
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do they have an isbn?  type it in and see what happens.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 9:07 PM ET
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REALLY?!  That would be awesome if I could post them.  For some reason I just thought they would be considered a magazine and that I wouldn't be able to post them.  Anyone else know if I can post them or not?  Thanks guys!

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 9:52 AM ET
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Well, I posted over on the "questions" section as well and it seems that they are NOT postable, which is too bad because I know a lot of people would like them.  So, what I'm going to do is offer them here and I'll just have you buddy me a credit(s) and I'll send with DC.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 2:13 PM ET
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I'm still not sure why you wouldn't be able to post them ... BUT, if you can't, then you can't ask for credits ... I'm going to look into this more...

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 4:37 PM ET
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Janet,

I agree with you, I'm still not entirely sure WHY I can't post them.  They don't have advertising so I COULD send them media mail.  People sure seem interested in them; I need some credits and I sure wish I could share them with the people that would like them.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 5:30 PM ET
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You could offer like, 1or 2 with each book ordered from your shelf. That way you aren't getting the credit for the cookbook so it's "legal".

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 8:28 PM ET
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Here's what the Help Center says that would pertain to these:

Not allowed:

 

 

  • Anything that is not a book*
  • Anything that contains advertising
  • . . . .
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets* without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)

    * This includes magazines... ...

    **A leaflet/pamphlet is an item with fewer than 20 pages; a booklet is an item with between 20 and 50 pages.

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    So, it depends on:

     

    1. Whether they are a magazine
      • If they have subscription info, or an ISSN# they are considered a magazine.  
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    2. Whether they contain advertising (regardless of ISBN or not)
      • Stop here if they have ads, they are not postable.  (You can offer them for bonus or incentive, but not credits)
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    3. How many pages they have, if they are non ISBN items
      • If they have no ads and no ISBN, then count the pages. I read the above to mean they must have 50 pgs.
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    4. If they have an ISBN, no ads, and they are reading material (not cards, etc) then they seem to be postable.


  • Last Edited on: 11/4/07 10:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
    Date Posted: 11/4/2007 10:24 PM ET
    Member Since: 11/14/2005
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    Rebecca, I posted this in your other topic, but wanted to make sure others saw it here also. Janet & Beth are correct that if they are not postable, you cannot offer to send them to someone in return for them 'buddying you credits for them'. Only postable items may be exchanged for credits.

    You may offer them as incentives or bonuses for ordering a book from your shelf (ie: order any book from my shelf, and I'll send you a free cook booklet described below) or such, but you may NOT offer any number of the booklets for any amount of credits by themselves.