Anybody else use paperbackswap.com?

United States
January 9, 2007 2:07am CST
I recently put some things up on it, but nobody seems to want what I put up. I think its a great idea, but still wonder about putting heavier items there, hardbacks and such, with having to pay the postage. Anybody else a regular user?
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9 responses
• United States
14 Jan 07
Hi, I use paperbackswap.com ALOT. I love it! I've gotten alot of books and sent out alot. The postage on hardbacks evens out, since you can request hardbacks and the postage you pay is a whole lot less than a book actually costs. I like it because you can get out of print books. I got two out of print greg bear novels- both hardbacks- which made me insanely happy. I hope you stay a member. Somebody will want your books! They are still building membership, so more people= more diversity and then your books will fly away from your "bookshelf". yaya
• United States
14 Jan 07
Nice to see somebody else on it! I still haven't gotten any requests for the books I have up :(
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@mccullar (124)
• United States
14 Feb 07
you might get someone to get yor books it just takes time. but the more people we tell about the site the more likely it is that your books will be requested. yep so lets spread the word!
• United States
14 Feb 08
I found this site several months ago and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. I sent off many books the first few weeks after I signed up. Now it's only a book here and there that I send out. But I've gotten several books on my wish list that I refused to buy new. It's absolutely the most cost effective way to go. I even got our postmaster hooked on the site too. She loves it.
@starr4all (2865)
8 May 07
I've been with them for a while now. It's an awesome site and I've gotten rid of and recieved quite a few books. It's the only place I use for books now.
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I am a charter member, but now use other book swaps online like bookmooch.com, bookins.com, etc. I still use Paperbackswap though to check for books that I cannot get elsewhere;
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@mccullar (124)
• United States
14 Feb 07
i use this site. i signed up for the wish list! that helps me a lot evey morning i check it and look at what people want and if i have the book i post it. i have already gotten rid of 5 books, i have a few more that are on peoples wish list, but i need to read the books first before i post them to give away! good luck!
@mccullar (124)
• United States
14 Feb 07
oh yeah there are other sites too that you can post your books.... such as bookmooch.com
@Fishmomma (11562)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I am a long time member of the site and feel its a great way to trade for books. There are times that I don't send any books and others where many books are requested, so be patient as I'm sure you will have book requests. The poster that mentions it evens out is right and I have put up many hard covers. One of my recent books that I received was a hard cover Earle Stanley Gardner book that I had always wanted to read and couldn't find it. The joy of opening the well packaged book felt like Christmas had come that day.
@mccullar (124)
• United States
14 Feb 07
i think yor right! and that it does even out i think someone ealse already said that too!
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I have been with them and am a charter member, but I have been able to send hardbacks and such with no problems; If you wish, try Bookmooch too; you should get some bites off your books.
@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I just started with this site and have sent out one book so far. I think it's a great way to get rid of the books I've already read while getting new ones in return. I love how I can browse from the comfort of home and not have to take a trip to the library every time I need something new to read.
• United States
14 Feb 07
I joined a few months ago and like it very much. I read mostly non-fiction, so I have a very long wish list. I probably won't list any really heavy books, because the postage does add up quickly.