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Subject: wondering about box o books
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2006
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I've been debating about the box o books program.  I am wondering if it would be beneficial to someone like me who doesn't have hundreds of books on her book list.  Does anyone else use this for just a book or two at a time?  Or is it mainly geared for those who want to trade "boxes" of books. (as in more than a few)


Date Posted: 9/18/2007 12:40 PM ET
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I would say that most of my swaps are in the 1-3 range. It depends on the boxer. some will trade for one or two some won't. I think BoB is a wonderful service for HSers.


Date Posted: 9/18/2007 12:44 PM ET
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Same here.....my BOB trades average 2-4 books.

I find it easier to trade with someone who doesn't have hundreds and hundreds of books.  It's just easier for me to search through their books and I find that less stressful. 

BOB's a great service for us.  :)

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 1:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2007
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I think it depends on what kind of books you're hoping for. If you have a wishlist anything like mine (rare, some out of print, hard to find books), you may not benefit. If you're looking for stadard curriculum materials, I bet you'll hit the jackpot.


Date Posted: 9/18/2007 2:27 PM ET
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I just joined the box of books a few weeks ago I do not have even 100 books on my shelf but i have found it has helped me get some great books most people are friendly and eager to trade even if it is only a book or 2. most trades that i have declined are due to someone already requesting that book or conditions that they require their books to be in. (no smoke or pets) I really love the program overall and would recomend it.

hope this helps


Date Posted: 9/19/2007 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/5/2005
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I have to agree I have only been part of BOB 2 weeks also and I have alot of luck exchanging books with other people.  Most of my trades have been in the 2-5 range.  It's definately been worth the eight bucks.

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