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Subject: can you ask more then 1 credit for certain books????
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:27 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I have some books teaching you how to sew,  is there a way to ask 2 credits per book??? they are all brand new and cost a lot more then a regular paperback book.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:30 PM ET
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According to PBS rules, every single book is one credit. You can not ask for more. Audio books are the only exception and they are two credits.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:43 PM ET
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You're probably better off selling them on Craigslist or on a web site like eBay. They are only worth one credit here--no exceptions. Sorry!

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:54 PM ET
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Okay thank you I hate to put a 40.00 book up for one credit I will try e-bay

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 9:41 PM ET
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Amazon makes it very easy to sell books.

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 8:03 AM ET
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You could also try frugalreader.com

The only let down on there though is the turnaround time for wishlisted books.  It looks like more people keep their books on that site.  But I have seen books for 2 credits.  Not sure if it's higher.


Date Posted: 6/25/2009 11:03 AM ET
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I recently got a wishlist book at a garage sale. It was a very big hard cover book with dust jacket and was like new. Since it was wishlisted I posted it and it was ordered right away. The sad thing is it cost me almost $5 to mail it to the requesting member! I think there should be some kind of rating system for overly large books so that they can cost 2 credits. Some really big books are wishlisted but no one wants to send them because of the shipping cost!

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 11:24 AM ET
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I don't see how the cost was $5 - it would have to be over 7 pounds to cost that much to mail at the Media Mail rate.

Subject: Check out half.com, too.
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 7:10 PM ET
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