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Subject: When you offer unpostable freebies...,
Date Posted: 9/24/2007 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Do you have to give a discription of what's wrong with them?  Or can you just say they have dmg that makes them unpostable but they are still very readable.  I have a bunch of unpostables listed and w/the descriptions is clogging up my signature.  Most of them are in really good condition just have a sm crayon mark or something.  None are cleaved, losing or missing pages.  A couple have very minor water damage. 

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 7:06 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Many people put their unpostables in their profile or notebook, and only mention it in their sig lines.

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 8:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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On a Wild Night by Stephanie Laurens-red stain (crayon?) on inside flap + publishing info pg none on any of the story pages.

Unless I'm missing something this should be postable since the mark is not on the pages with the story and just the inside cover. I think (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that the mark on the publishing page is ok, it's the main content of the book that there can't be any writing

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 9:14 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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Mary, since you're listing them in your siggy you could always just list the titles and ask people to PM if they need more information.  Some will care about why they are damaged, but others won't.

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 9:17 PM ET
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I just have a link to my profile in my sig.  then I have a list of the books in my profile but also state to pm me for the specific details on the  book intersted in.  it saves a lot of space.

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 6:03 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Leslie, the rules say "a signature or note " , not a stain. It specifically states further down "No staining" except cookbooks.

Mary, I would think that if you expect someone to be interested in the freebies, you have to list what is wrong with them somewhere. You could be listing a book that is total trash, I don't know that you are not, unless you tell me the condition, so I would think most people are not going to ask for a "pig in a poke" so you need to state what is wrong with them.

And, since listing all that in your siggy is too much, your profile or notebook is a perfect place for it. Perhaps list the titles only in your sig. Maybe list only a few, and alternate them for attention each month, and link to the full, detailed list in your profile or notebook. I think these are the ways I've seen most people do. It keeps your sig short, and yet, makes the full information available to those that are interested.



Last Edited on: 9/25/07 6:07 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 7:37 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I agree with Sherry on this one. People putting huge long deals in their signature files (along with endless numbers of blinkies and photos) is the reason I have all signature files turned OFF. I generally list any unpostable book deals in the thread so named over in the Bazaar once a month and then have it posted on my profile/notebook page.

Cheryl