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Date Posted: 2/12/2008 7:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/12/2008 7:44 PM ET
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Don't they cost more at Swapadvd?  When you transfer PBS credits it takes 3 to equal 1 DVD credit.  It could have to do with how much it costs them to process the money transfer through credit card or paypal.

Date Posted: 2/12/2008 7:48 PM ET
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Actually 3 PBS credits gets you 2 DVD credits. They just made the change allowing members to purchase one DVD credit at a time today. I think it does have to do with the fact that DVD credits cost more.

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Subject: Buying any number of credits in the kiosk
Date Posted: 2/13/2008 11:40 AM ET
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We love that our members are so sharp that they discover changes to the sites so quickly!

Probably going to answer way more than you were asking, so here's the short and sweet:

You can now buy any number of credits or deposit any amount of money on all three sites.

Here's the inside scoop that applies to minor changes that make it to all three sites:

The change is made on the site where it was first requested by a member, in this case SwapaDVD. Since the programmer that made the changes on the first site is most familiar with the code changes, she or he also does the same thing for the other two sites.

Often, there are other high-priority tasks that pull the programmer away from implementing the change on the other sites immediately. Other times, as was the case here, we let a change on the first site run overnight to see if any problems are caused by the change. If everything's hunky-dory the next morning, we feel more confident about adding it to the other two sites.


Date Posted: 2/13/2008 12:15 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/13/2008 8:46 PM ET
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I was just going to say, that I saw in the SwapaCD newsletter that it is coming there, so I figure it is probably one of the near future changes to happen here. Thanks, Len!