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Topic: What is the going rate for deals on Harlequin and Sillohettes?

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Subject: What is the going rate for deals on Harlequin and Sillohettes?
Date Posted: 1/4/2010 6:47 PM ET
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I have a bundle deal (listed on my sig) but it isn't catching any attention. As is thats 6 for 1 and I have reduced it already. Anyway my question is what is the usual deal rate for these sorts of books and do you think that deal is a bad one?

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 7:52 PM ET
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Although that's a decent credit=book ratio for Harlequin books, 7 credits is a lot to shell out.  I might well order 6 books for 1 credit, but I wouldn't necessarily want all 45 books you're offering.  I'd suggest offering a more standard deal instead of a bundle.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 8:27 PM ET
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When I have a shelf full of Harlequins, I usually go 3 for 1 or 4 for 1 and find plenty of takers.  I think Willa hit the nail on the head.  7 credits is a lot at once and 45 books can be overwhleming for one person.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:00 PM ET
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Yea.  I would love to hand pick some of those but I don't have 7 credits right now.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:13 PM ET
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Ditto to what has already been said.  There's no way I would spend 7 credits on 45 books of any kind - especially when I don't know the exact titles or authors.   That's just too many credits to spend at one time and too many books.  I would  be very willing to take you up on a 3 books for 1 credit HQ offer if you have books that I want.

ETA:   I see that you do have the titles and authors listed, but it's still too many books at one time for too many credits.  The most credits I would ever spend at one time one a deal is two. 



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Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:29 PM ET
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I've voting with teh it's too big of a deal for too many credits at once.  I don't really read those but I would be more interested if it were a 3/1 or 4/1 deal where I could pick which ones I wanted.  They aren't such a bargain if you end up with a bunch of books you've already read or own that aren't likely to get ordered any time soon if you post them.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 9:37 PM ET
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Ok thanks ladies. I did a bundle deal because all of those books fit into a  flat rate box. All of the deals for books like this that I saw were like 5 for 1 or 6 for 1 or even 7 for 1. That is sorta shooting your foot cause that many books for one credit ends up costing more to mail then buying a credit at the kiosk. I'll try a more reasonable deal (3 for 1 or maybe my patented 2 for 1 on single orders 3 for 1 on bulk and see what I get.)

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 10:16 PM ET
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Ok since you all showed interest in some of the books I had on that list and you helped me out you get first dibs on the deal. It is 3 for 1 on single orders and 4 for 1 on bulk orders. In other words if you order one book you get two free ones. If you order two books you get three free books for each one that you order.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 11:58 PM ET
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I left you an order by PM and the list on the book bazaar entry.  Thanks for the deal, Manny T. P. Shark.

Date Posted: 1/12/2010 10:51 PM ET
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I agree with everyone else , I wouldnt spend 7 credits at once for them.  On my smaller ones like  Blaze / temptation ect ...I will always do a 4/1. and I'd be more willing to order if its a 3/1 or 4/1 deal.