Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Yay!

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Yay!
Date Posted: 9/30/2008 11:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 13,147
Back To Top

I received 4 nice books in GREAT condition today.

PS-This is in response to all the negative comments about RWAP. Not that that is bad because I have been there, done that, I just wanted to see who else had great experiences today. :)

Last Edited on: 9/30/08 11:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 12:09 AM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2007
Posts: 1,140
Back To Top

Me!  It was actually yesterday but I received two books from the same person.  I've been pretty lucky so far...only 3 or 4 in 73 received that were unpostable. 

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 1:01 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2008
Posts: 1,513
Back To Top

I got one yesterday and one today in great condition.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 7:00 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
Posts: 4,601
Back To Top

Yesterday I got two books in very good condition. Last week I got two hardcover books that looked brand new. Well, they probably were, as they were new releases from within the past few weeks. But that is the norm for me, really. I get a lot of books and problems are very rare; my last RWP was in June and that was a book damaged by USPS. Before that it was January and it was a wrong book sent.


Date Posted: 10/1/2008 7:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

I got 2 beautiful books yesterday.  Both WL books that look brand new.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 8:10 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
Posts: 15,930
Back To Top

I like this thread!  In September, I receive 14  books - 12 were in like-new condition and the other 2 were well-read but still holding up great :-D

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 9:22 AM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2008
Posts: 1,050
Back To Top

On a bright note, I have never received a bad book from PBS (knock on wood).

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 12:56 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
Posts: 5,637
Back To Top

Almost all the books I've received lately have been seemingly brand-new hardcover WL books. I've been very happy!


Last Edited on: 10/1/08 12:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 1:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
Posts: 2,530
Back To Top

Earlier this week I received a highly WLed book that I couldn't wait to get & read. The book is like new & the sender was extremely nice! She wrapped and packaged the book very nicely and even mailed it priority mail. I've gotten a lot of great books here, but this is my most recent wonderful experience.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 4:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 13,147
Back To Top

I got a package of books wrapped in paw print paper because she knew I love animals. How sweet is that? :)

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
Posts: 1,642
Back To Top

I received a few paperback books lately that are from the early 80s and they have been in well-read but certainly still postable condition. I'm especially glad I got them because I remember reading them years ago and was hunting for them--they were both wishlisted.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 7:01 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
Posts: 2,520
Back To Top

I recieved a paperback copy of the Mooswood low-fat cookbook that was in MINT condition, brand spanking new. I was so happy because it has been on my wishlist for ages.

I also recently recieved two books from a Time life series that has been out of print since the mid eighties. I was a bit worried becasue of the age of the books, but they arrived and are in wonderful condition.

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 7:03 PM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
Posts: 798
Back To Top

I got four books today, plus 2 unpostables (one is borderline) as a deal! And last week I got an almost brand new book with a beautiful handmade bookmark with my initial on it. How sweet was that?

I love PBS - I don't have to pick between my book habit and my shopping habit! :)

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2008
Posts: 342
Back To Top

I have been fortunate to have received good books in all my swaps too. Knock on wood.

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 9:26 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
Posts: 5,526
Back To Top

I too have received many books in great shape over the last few weeks including a hardback of 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult that was maybe read once or twice.

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
Posts: 9,520
Back To Top

I have been on a "wish granted" streak lately. woo hoo!!!!!

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 11:29 AM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
Posts: 770
Back To Top

I received two beautiful books today!  ":)