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Topic: What's the best way to offer "lots" on kids books?

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Subject: What's the best way to offer "lots" on kids books?
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2006
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I have two boxes full and I don't want to post them all onto my bookshelf.I hate to have to sort through peoples shelves whne there are tons of kiddie books.Any suggestions on how to offer these up?Thanks in advance for any help:)

Stacy

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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You could group them all, like 8 Clifford books for 4 credits, or 10 magic tree house books for 5 credits.  List the titles and note if any are unpostable.

Or list them all and your deal, like, "Pick any 4 books from the list below for 2 credits"

Folks can WL the books and you can post directly to their shelf, or they can buddy you credits and PM you their address.

Or, break them into 3, 4, or 5 lots, list them all, like 10 or 20 books in a "box".  Say "box 1 has the following titles, all ready to go in the mail, for 7 credits."

 



Last Edited on: 1/4/08 3:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:30 PM ET
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So can I list books in my deal without posting them on my shelf at all?? Thanks for your help:)

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:34 PM ET
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I responded to a post once in the bazaar from a gal who was saying the same thing, she wanted to mail all 3 books to one person and not deal with putting them on her shelf, so she PM'd me the isbn #'s, which I then added to my WL.  She then posted them directly to my WL.  So, offer your deal, then when folks respond, send them the isbn's to add to their WL, and go from there.  That way they don't have to buddy you credits and you get their address to print out too.

edited to say, yes, list your books by title and isbn (if you want) in your book bazaar post, and wait for folks to respond.



Last Edited on: 1/4/08 3:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:41 PM ET
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This requires a little extra work... but you could look them up with the search and copypaste the blue title::author info and paste into your post.... that always people to click on the books to get more information... but you don't actually have to put it on your shelf.  You could make some sort of deal.. like order one book off my shelf and get X number of these children's books as freebies.  You could cross out the freebie books as they were taken.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 5:20 PM ET
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im interested in what you decide to do. :)

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:10 PM ET
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It's against PBS rules to make deals for books w/o the exchange of credits unless you belong to box of books. Also a book cannot be added to someone's WL if it's available in the system. So that wouldn't work unless the books weren't available. Then if there's already a WL you have to make sure to post it on that person's WL and not into the FIFO system. 

Also you can search a specific genre or even an author on someone's bookshelf or WL.  On the right you can tell it the books you want to see-making less for you to go through.