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Topic: What to do with an 'unpostable' book?

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Subject: What to do with an 'unpostable' book?
Date Posted: 3/28/2010 6:54 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2010
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Sorry for all of the questions lately, but I have one more.

I was going to list a few other books (Harry Potter 1-3) and then noticed that the 2nd book has a box knife(?) cut through several of the pages in the beginning. It's even caused a tear in some of the pages that will make it difficult to read around, but still possible (they'd have to hold the tear straight if that makes any sense).

So I've gathered that this would be an 'unpostable' but how do I get anyone to see it if they still want it with the other two?

TIA!

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 6:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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You can offer it as a freebie if someone orders the others.  You can also offer them up as a set on Book Bazaar, with book 2 being free.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 7:05 PM ET
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Ok, thank you Dawn! I think I'll try the Bazaar first. I'd hate for two different people to order 1 and 3 and neither want/need the 2nd.

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 4:34 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2008
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You can also offer it as a freebie enticement i.e. "1 free unpostable with every 2 books" or whatever and list your unpostables in your bookshelf header. You can also advertise them in your forum sig line. I've seen both methods in use here, and use the header one myself.

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 10:07 AM ET
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You can also offer unpostables in the "Damaged Books" thread at the top of the Book Bazaar... just read the rules before posting there... You have to be willing to send them to whoever requests them at your own cost... no credit compensation.  I do that sometimes (especially if its not a WL book), just to get the unpostables off my shelf & let someone else enjoy them when I'm done with them.