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Selling Books and Papers off Vendors

Discussion in 'Release 52 Feedback Forum' started by Aartemis, Apr 18, 2018.

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    Hi!

    Can you please change the sale of books and papers on vendors to include what was actually purchased?
    Its just way too generic and I use paper and book sales to track many things.

    I think right now it simply says a book was purchased.
     
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    You're right - it tells you book/paper and author.

    Long ago this was requested and thanks for bringing it up again! I have lost a lot of time trying to assign proper sales to each author's books.

    I don't think books are anywhere near a high priority right now sadly.

    There are so many other things to clean up with books - like how the new default sort by time an item was placed on a vendor really hurts books sales. Easier to find things when they are in alpha order.

    I better stop here... if I pull on the thread I will be making suggestions for days!
     
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    Because we KNOW they like options... :rolleyes: It would be nice to have a setting where the seller can choose alpha, or date for the default list type. Sometimes there is good reasons for Alpha-Order.
     
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    Should be a default Alpha sort. Right now you have to click on ITEM to change from date to alpha. I would be willing to bet 95% would rather default was alpha rather than date order. Who cares when the item was listed for sale anyway?
     
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    Does this serve any vendor other than those who sell random items? For any specialty vendor it makes things more difficult for both buyer and seller.

    EDIT: On the other hand, it's easy to sort by column.
     
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    Fully agreed.
    My workaround is to have each of my work assigned a number, which coincides with the NBNN number no less, then when I price books I put the number in the price.

    That way I can see from the sale amount which book was purchased.

    Now this of course only work if you have a limited number of works and a high price tag on them.
    In my case that is usually 200+##, so for instance my number 12 book would cost 212. etc
     
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    Yes, that is a good workaround... and I saw your system and considered it myself... the only problem is we sell books at a wide variety of prices (around 300+ and growing in our inventory), some of which overlap, and author's set their NBBN's differently. So I would have had to have a decoder table to figure it out. Usually I can piece it together by what is left on the vendor. In any event, the only problem is recording the sale of a particular book, not crediting a particular author with a sale. So, I decided to forego the pricing workaround.

    I am being super-patient with the low priority of all things involving books.
     
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    Same with sheet music, I would much rather see the title of the sheet music than song by xxxxxxxxxx
     
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