I have been a member of PaperBackSwap for less than 24 hours. I posted about 21 books that I was willing to part with, and people have already requested FIVE books. Whoa! That’s way faster than I ever did on Amazon.
I won’t get those five credits until the recipients receive the books and mark them as received on the site. Can’t wait for that to happen!
I wanted to share some packaging ideas if you decide to mail your books. I think recipients will be a-ok with these methods, especially since they are getting free books.
I had two large books that I didn’t want to just wrap in paper. So, I used cereal boxes. I carefully separated the box at the side seam and flipped it around, exposing the gray inside.
I put the book inside, threw in a bit of crumpled newspaper, and taped it up.
For another book that was still too large to simply wrap in printer paper (as the web site suggests), I wrapped it in newspaper first, as if I were wrapping a present (I don’t wrap presents in newspaper, but you know what i mean right?). This way, I could cover the exterior with plain paper without having to put tape on the actual book.
I plan to use whatever packaging material I already have on hand, since I’m the one paying to ship the item.
If you’re planning to sign up for PaperBackSwap, won’t you please use me as your referral? I’ll get a credit for a book! Just enter “sensetosave” as your referral, or click here
Another thing worth updating: Cash Crate. I’m up to $49.22, with $5.80 pending confirmation. Earning this was fairly simple, but it was time-consuming. I did several surveys, and clicked through a bunch of “would you like these offers? check yes or no.” Ugh.
Since I’ve already reached the $10 payment threshold, I think I will do a few more surveys during this pay period. But once that ends and my check is on its way, I’ll probably stop.
I received a call from a telemarketer today. I don’t know if it had anything to do with these surveys. Here’s how it went down:
“Hi! I’m calling for Kacie, please.”
“This is Kacie.”
“Great! Kacie! This is January, and I’m calling you long-distance from Florida. How are you?”
“Your name is January?” I think to myself.
“I’m fine….how are you?”
“Great! How is the weather there? Is it cold?”
“Yes, we actually had flurries today.”
“Great! It’s cold here, too. I had to wear my bomber jacket today.”
“So listen, I wanted to tell you about this great opportunity. You have been selected to enter our great lottery…”
“Oh, no thanks, I’m not interested–“
Before I could say the “-ed” in interested, the line was disconnected. Sheesh.