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Subject: Is it considered OK to . . .
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 8:45 AM ET
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I was reading this forum and noticed that a member was reading a book that is part of a rather extensive series. I recently listed about ten other books from that series. Is it OK to PM the member and say that I have other books from the series? Or is that considered impolite? After all, the person can just do a search if they want more of them.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 8:45 AM ET
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I'd PM them. why not?

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:09 AM ET
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I'd PM them.  I'd be happy to get a PM like that. :)

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 1:42 PM ET
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I've gotten PMs like that.  I think it's nice especially if you are starting a new series and find that you like it.  I appreciate knowing that someone has the other books.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 1:46 PM ET
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Personally, I would like to get a PM like that. Makes my search easier.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 2:27 PM ET
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I agree with all of the above folks.  PLEASE DO send a PM, I also would like to receive such a message!

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 3:47 PM ET
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OK, other katlover...WHICH SERIES IS IT??????

I would also make a 2/1 or some such offer. You will unload them at a much reduced postage cost if you do.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 4:07 PM ET
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I would send a PM, but I wouldn't want to be encouraged to purchase from you unless you're offering a deal.  I sort of think that's not fair for the FIFO system here. 

I think that may be a fine line.  I do understand how it's helpful if someone is looking for that series.  And I don't want to dampen enthusiam, but if I have the same book and it's been sitting on my shelf for months, I think it's fair for their request to go to me first, when they're ready to spend a credit.  Now if someone else has the same book and they're in a position to offer a deal, then I understand how one's credit is better spent that way, and that's what the book bazaar is for.  

On the other hand, if people put in their signature lines what they're reading, then I would say that may be an invitation.  So, I don't know.  As you can tell I haven't made up my mind yet.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:36 PM ET
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There is a FIFO system here, but there are ways around the FIFO system that were intentionally programmed in, like the ability to post directly to someone's wishlist.  So, if you sent a friendly Pm to someone to market books that they may want, I don't think it is upsetting the system.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2007 10:30 PM ET
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I've gotten PMs like this and sent PMs like this. If R&R were worried about people not ordering more from a member when they order a book, they would not encourage it by placing a button right there after ordering ORDER MORE FROM THIS MEMBER.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2007 11:45 AM ET
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Since you asked, the series is "The Cat Who..." series.


Of course, NOW I don't have a clue as to who was reading one of these! lol  :^)


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