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Subject: 2 Questions-1) credits 2)signing on
Date Posted: 2/2/2011 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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Hi all!  Few questions---

1.  I'm trying to get rid of a lot of my books on PBS by posting them to my shelf.  If I ever decide to quit PBS (which I don't see happening but who knows....) would I be able to get the monetary value for my credits?  It is probably in the rules somewhere but I have a migraine and don't feel like looking it up lol.

2.  Has anyone else noticed when you first sign on that it won't keep your name in their system for 2 weeks anymore?  If I stay online it will still use my signon but if I get off the internet, I have to sign back on again. 

Thanks!!!

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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1. No, you cannot get reimbursed for your credits.

2. I haven't noticed any change. Is it possible you have changed the settings on your browser?  If you allow it to accept cookies, you should be fine.

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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You could sell your credits in the Bazaar before closing your account.

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:18 PM ET
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Good idea about the book bazaar---

I think I have my cookies on.  Will wait a few more days to see if anyone else notices this happening.

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:30 PM ET
Member Since: 12/4/2005
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If you do sell your credits through Book Bazaar most expect some sort of deal--lower price per credit than what they can buy direct from PBS but there is some sort of limit as to how many you can sell each month I believe.  Never sold any but I do buy from BB when I need to.

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 8:02 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2005
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You are limited to 50 credits per month that can be transferred of "sold" in one month.  That applies if you just want to donate them to somebody or if you just want to give them away gratis.  The price per credit now ranges from a low of about $2.25 per credit to a high of about $2.90 each or so.  They cost $3.45 each  from the kiosk, so buying them from other members is obviously a good idea.  Sellers will accept amost any medium of exchange, though Pay Pal or checks or money orders are commonest---some people like Amazon Gift Cards, too. 

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 8:04 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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HaHa Ha, my husband asked me what did I get for my credits and I laughed and said," more books" (like I don't have enough already.) I have donated credits back to PBS and probably will do so again. If I were to ever leave I would give my credits to my PBS friends. Persoaly I sign off of sites all the time and I don't want cookies unless they are peanut butter ,LOL

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 8:05 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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HI WINSTON!

(sorry for the hijacking)

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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If you click the "remember me" box, have cookies enabled, and don't log off the site when you are through, you shouldn't have to log back in.  If, however, you log off the site, you'll have to log back in when you return. 

Also, be sure that the bookmark you are using is for your My Account page (or whatever page you want to start out on) and not the log in page.  If you're not sure, go to your My Account page, bookmark it, and delete your old bookmark.

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 9:44 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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What Patty said.  I've occassionally had the sign in issue Keri mentions, and it's always been on my end . . . a setting that changed and needed corrected.