Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Brief update on the Great Book Purging of '05.

The latest list of the books we have for sale is available here. Many new things have been added to the list. Would've added more today, but we're going through a ton of stuff and I don't want to kill my back.

I wasn't very clear on the details of exactly how I'm selling the books, so I figured I would clarify it for all of you.

1> Reply directly to my post and make me an offer on a book / selection of books. In order to simplify shipping, make sure your offer includes a rough estimate of my cost of shipping, which is approximately $2.00 for the first item sent, plus $1 for each additional item. This price can go down considerably with large purchases, obviously. If your offer is reasonable and I think I can cover my costs and still make a bit of money, I will reply to your comment, accepting your offer.

2>Once I do, you should immediately confirm your offer by going to and sending a payment to Here's a direct link to my account.

3> In the "Payment For:" box, enter "Books for" followed by both your name and your LiveJournal username. Enter the U.S. dollar amount agreed upon along with your PayPal password and click to continue. You'll go to the next screen. Verify that your shipping information is correct, and enter a message containing:
- Your LiveJournal username
- Your email address (in case we need to contact you)
- The URL/thread of the post containing your proposed offer and my acceptance of that offer.

While many people have asked me to hold books for them, that's unfortunately not feasible under the circumstances -- I need to make sure the books are paid for and ready to ship by January 21st. The only way to hold books is to make an offer, have it be accepted, *AND* to send in a payment. If I tenatively approve an offer for books, but you don't pay for them immediately, someone else could (and quite possibly will) submit an offer for some of the same books, purchasing them before you get a chance to do so. For this reason, if you submit a bid and get it approved but don't immediately purchase the books, please contact me first to verify that the books in question are still available. Once your payment has arrived, the books will be removed from the list of available books.

As I mentioned previously, the list of books will be added to over the next week, so if you see another book added on to the list that you want -- but you've already made an order -- let me know so that I can make sure all your books are shipped out together. All orders will be shipped on or shortly after Jan. 22nd.

For the next three days or so, the books in question are available exclusively to people who read our journals, but after that point they're going to be available to many others, such as people in sfbayarea and on Craigslist. So, if you want to make sure you get the books you want, leave an offer right away, and pay for them promptly. That way, they'll be yours before others get a shot at them.


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