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Subject: When purchasing multiple titles from the same seller..
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 3:41 AM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2006
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I just purchased about 10 books from the same seller at the same time.. 

Is it reasonsable to ask for some credit because of the obvious postage savings when shipping a combined purchase?  Is there any policy on this, or precedence? 

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 4:23 AM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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People do sometimes ask for deals in situations like this, but those things are best hashed out prior to ordering, IMHO. You could still ask, but they are under no obligation to accept.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 4:40 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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Be prepared for any kind of response. The number of members who use the forums is small compared to the number of members on the site. Many people who don't use the forums may not know others do deal. I've seen people ask non-forum members for deals. Sometimes they get a positive response, sometimes a negative. I agree with Liesl on this though. You should try and contact the person before you order anything.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 6:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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If you ask nice, they might. But they're under no obligation to do so, and there's no unwritten law that they should.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2005
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I'd give you a deal.   :)

I would go ahead and ask, the worse they can do is decline the offer, right?

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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I'd definitely ask before ordering next time, though- you're probably more likely to get a deal that way rather than a member actually returning credits... especially if they're not familiar with book deals.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Out of the blue, I received an order for 9 books from my shelf.  I pm'd the other member and asked if she wanted any freebies from my unpostable list or a pick from some wishlisted books I haven't posted FIFO yet.  No answer so far and I want to mail this afternoon, think I'll refund a credit or two...b/c yes the postage savings will be noticable  cheeky

Doesn't hurt to ask Bob.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 4:12 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
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Bob....Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

Good Luck!

-RD