Excess Come Follow Me manuals

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mabersold
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Excess Come Follow Me manuals

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My clerks' office has a lot of unused Come Follow Me manuals from 2020 and 2021. To prevent things from being too cluttered, I'd like to get rid of most of them (I'll keep a small stack on hand and offer them to any ward members who would like one, otherwise most of them need to go). Is there anything I need to be aware of on disposing of extra manuals, or do I just deal with them as I will?

Also, for future reference, how do I know how many boxes of Sunday School manuals we should be expecting at the new year, and is there any way for me to adjust that number? I've already received our 2022 Come Follow Me manuals, but it would be good to know this for the future.
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Re: Excess Come Follow Me manuals

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mabersold wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:53 pm I've already received our 2022 Come Follow Me manuals, but it would be good to know this for the future.
2022 is the last year Come Follow Me manuals will be shipped without placing an order. 2023 and later years will need to be ordered and paid for by the unit. You will have to determine the number of manuals to order.
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davesudweeks
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Re: Excess Come Follow Me manuals

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In years past, units were allowed to return excess manuals if they returned them early (don't wait until the end of the year when they are no longer needed). I don't know if it applies to these, but it might be worth a shot asking at the online store if you can return some of the 2022 manuals that you have already determined are excess. In our ward, about half the families want a paper copy of the manual and about half don't (prefer the one on the Gospel Library app)...
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davesudweeks wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:34 am In years past, units were allowed to return excess manuals if they returned them early (don't wait until the end of the year when they are no longer needed). I don't know if it applies to these, but it might be worth a shot asking at the online store if you can return some of the 2022 manuals that you have already determined are excess. In our ward, about half the families want a paper copy of the manual and about half don't (prefer the one on the Gospel Library app)...
Since the 2022 manuals were no charge to the units, returning them will be a net cost to the units. Shipping charges on heavy manuals will be quite high. Better to see if other units in the building or the stake need some, or offer them to the full-time missionaries to give to investigators. It is also doubtful that distribution would issue a refund on items which were no charge.
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