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Topic: What's the craziest / best deal you've seen / gotten on here....

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Subject: What's the craziest / best deal you've seen / gotten on here....
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 1:01 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2007
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... and do you want it again?

The best deal I received was a 3 for 1 hardcover matching set of classics that I wasn't really looking for, but someone offered me.

 

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2007
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the best deal I got was 32 books for 5 credits.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:45 AM ET
Member Since: 12/18/2006
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believe it or not, one very generous person, gave me (and others) a 7 (thats right, seven) for one.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2007
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I just got 21 really, really nice children's alphabet books for 2 credits.  Awesome deal!!

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2007
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When I first joined PBS, my daughter was reading R.L. Stine's fear street series and we found the mother load.  The nicest lady let me have 28 fear street books for 5 credits.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 1:53 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2007
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I've gotten so many deals from many, many PBS members... my favorite ones are when a member "tosses" in an extra book; when I've asked for an entire series of books for one or two credits; and ten drippy/steamy/make you blush romances for one credit.

And then, there are the very generous boxer trades I've been fortunate to be the recipent of.... 20-2, 6-1, 15-3... etc.

Generosity... I love it here at PBS!!!!

 

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 2:00 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2006
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I just received 6 Joan Johnston novels for 0 credits.  I had gotten a Joan Johnston WL book from this member a few weeks ago.  She was trying to  decrease the size of her bookshelf and offered me the rest of the books in the set for nothing.  I really thought that was a wonderful thing that she did.  

The second best offer was 7 books for 2 credits.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 5:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
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A guy offered a book that was on my wish list that he considered unpostable.. When I got it , it was in almost new condition. I could never figure out what he thought was wrong with it.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 6:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
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I got a 5 for 1 deal on Goosebumps books for my son once, and he was very happy with that.  Also, this is not necessarily crazy, but I thought it was incredibly nice of the member- I saw that a member had several books that my daughter wanted, so I PMd her and asked politely if she'd be willing to give me a 2 for 1 deal.  She PMd back, and not only did she offer me a BETTER deal that the one I offered- she offered 3 for 1- but she also ordered a book off of my shelf as well!  Such nice people on this site!

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2006
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Many great deals, most recently Ruffin3 sent 21 wonderful children's books for 5 credits, when I told him I was ordering them for a school in need.    Before that, Lena (squirrelnutkin) sent a ridiculous amount of children's books for something like 2 credits when  I told her I was collecting for a girl's literacy group.   Both were incredibly kind people and their generosity was much appreciated by both groups.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2007
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hard to remember the best. everyone so far has been very generous, that's why i keep coming back :0p