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Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:02 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:21 AM ET
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I don't think you can. If it's unpostable then you shouldn't get a credit for it. It wouldn't meet the pbs guidelines

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:28 AM ET
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Typically, unpostable wishlist books are offered in the Book Bazaar.  You can say that ___________(damaged wishlist book) is free with one regular order from your shelf.... or if its in high demand, you could say it was free with 2 orders from your shelf.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:35 AM ET
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In order to receive a credit for a book, it must meet the PBS book conditions guidelines. Therefore, you cannot post a book that is "damaged". however, you can offer it as a freebie with any order (of a postable book) at the book bazaar forum. You can also put it on your forum signature. This way you will still get a credit but it's not for the damaged book. 

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:52 AM ET
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I don't think they spell that out anywhere because the word is used to define a book does not meet site conditions and therefore cannot be traded here for credits. I think it is more a common sense thing than a specific rule. All the rules together tell you what can be traded here for a credit. Anything that does not met those rules cannot be traded for a credit here and is therefore unpostable.

If you have someone asking for a credit for an unpostable, I would send feedback in to the site leaders and ask them to explain it to the member. If you are looking to get credits for unpostables, read the book conditions, if your books don't meet them, then you cannot post them and therefore cannot ask for a credit for them.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:08 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/10/2008 12:10 PM ET
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Leann,

Here is the link for Condition Guidelines in the Help Center.  This is the guideline of what can be posted, so (like stated above) if your book doesn't meet that criteria, it can't be posted for credit.

If you have someone asking for a credit for an unpostable, I would send feedback in to the site leaders and ask them to explain it to the member.

You could also just send them this link above and let them know about it yourself (in a nice way, of course!) and that way it would be coming from the Team.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 2:13 PM ET
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If you look at the Book Bazaar forum, the post written by the PBS team about how to use the bazaar does say that the Damaged Book Thread is "for books that you can't post for credit (books that don't fit the posting guidelines)".  So I would consider this an official PBS definition.

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Date Posted: 9/10/2008 2:31 PM ET
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I've accidentally done that before.  I posted a book without noticing that it had a bit of underlining.  It was in a black in that matched the text of the book and was very neatly done.  I didn't notice until I was getting ready to ship it, but then contacted the requestor and offered to cancel the order.  It was the only copy in the system (as are most books on my shelf) and she really wanted it, so I went ahead and sent it out and got the credit for it.  But I would never knowingly post a book that didn't meet the conditions and wouldn't try to send one out without warning if I did happen to notice the damage.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 3:51 PM ET
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I had the same thing happen right after I joined PBS. I listed my books and one was snatched up right away. Unfortunately, I found some water damage as I was getting ready to mail it. I PM'ed the requestor and she actually still wanted it, but now that I've been a member for a while I check my books carefully before I even post them because it's otherwise too easy for something to slip in there.