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George Macy & Heritage Press (Buy/Sell/Trade)

1RickFlair
Dic 29, 2020, 12:04am

I started a facebook group for George Macy & Heritage fans. We can buy/sell/trade on that page as well. Nobody has joined yet but maybe in time it will be as helpful and as large as the Folio Society group which has been a big success.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634970960007593

2GusLogan
Editado: Dic 29, 2020, 6:19am

>1 RickFlair:
In all humility - GM’s name is misspelt (or misspelled if you prefer!) in the group name which will make it harder to find. (I find it nearly impossible to remember this consistently myself.)

3RickFlair
Dic 29, 2020, 2:28pm

>2 GusLogan: Thank you, I fixed it. There have been so many incredible deals posted by members on the Folio Society facebook group page. We really need one for LEC / Heritage! Not sure if the group will ever take off but I hope in time that it will.

4astropi
Dic 29, 2020, 6:54pm

So, why not just post books for sale or trade here? Honestly, I prefer LT over facebook.

5WildcatJF
Dic 29, 2020, 6:58pm

>4 astropi: if memory serves LT frowns upon buying/selling through its network.

6Django6924
Dic 29, 2020, 7:29pm

7astropi
Editado: Dic 29, 2020, 7:35pm

>5 WildcatJF: I don't think that's quite accurate. I know you can't be a bookseller and list your inventory etc.
However, I'm quite certain there are no rules against trading with one another. Also, I have definitely seen people sell books and Monthly Letters, etc on here, and no one is complaining because we're helping each other out not make a profit :)

>6 Django6924: if I'm mistaken please point me to the official rules that say so.

8laotzu225
Dic 29, 2020, 7:45pm

>1 RickFlair: That (the Folio group) is news to me. Please provide a link. Thank you.

9Django6924
Dic 29, 2020, 8:17pm

>7 astropi:

From the Wiki:

"Online Selling: LibraryThing's terms of use suggest that it would not wish to become a forum through which books were advertised and sold ("LibraryThing is not an advertising medium. Egregious commercal solicitation is forbidden"). Similarly, using LibraryThing to invite large numbers of LT members to contact you outside LibraryThing to discuss the sale and purchase of books is against the terms of use ("Do not spam member comments or group invitations"). Discussing selling and buying within the LibraryThing private messaging service on a one to one basis with other LT members, however, is likely to be considered. People who are managing or have received a bequest of a LibraryThing Library and have access to the LibraryThing account might make discreet contact with other LT users who have links to your account. Advertising your books for sale outside of LibraryThing and including in that advertisement an invitation to use the public access to LibraryThing to view the library probably comes into the category of 'egregious' and possibly 'commercial', which means that you have stepped over the line. I wouldn't care to anticipate LT's attitude to such activity, they are nice people but... On the other hand, to give a purchaser who has contacted you the public access address for your library so they can browse it seems to come squarely into the category of 'your own private affair'."

10astropi
Dic 29, 2020, 8:30pm

>9 Django6924: Advertising your books for sale outside of LibraryThing and including in that advertisement an invitation to use the public access to LibraryThing to view the library probably comes into the category of 'egregious' and possibly 'commercial', which means that you have stepped over the line.

But

Discussing selling and buying within the LibraryThing private messaging service on a one to one basis with other LT members, however, is likely to be considered.

If anything, from that I gather that they frown upon advertising your books outside LT, such as on facebook. On the other hand, they don't seem to mind a one-to-one discussion on selling books, as has been done numerous times.

11Django6924
Dic 29, 2020, 9:45pm

Once again, I think the intent is that the website should not be used as a quasi-commercial site. If I see posted that someone is looking for a copy of an Limited Editions Club or HP where I have an extra copy, I certainly think it would not be violating the intent to PM them and say "I have one I would be interested in selling," But I think if I posted "I have a copy of the Limited Editions Club Beggar's Opera for sale," that would be straying into commercialism.

Again, I think most members here are interested in talking about the books, details of production, relative merits, the personages involved, etc., and I for one would regret to see a wave of posts where the intent was selling. On the other hand, if posters say they are having a hard time finding decent copies of Moby-Dick or Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and such a post leads to a private exchange, I'm all for it.

12astropi
Dic 29, 2020, 10:15pm

>11 Django6924: I agree, the intent is definitely not to use it as a quasi-commercial site, and also not to have professional booksellers come in and spam people. I personally think there's nothing wrong with a member saying I have the following LEC for sale or trade, and indeed this has happened quite a few times to my recollection. I think most members are keen on increasing their collection, especially at a good price and from someone they know. I don't believe that's against the LT code of conduct.

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