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Subject: Bulk Orders
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:26 PM ET
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I have a question.. I had someone order 2 books off of me.. The system put it in as a Bulk Order.. I have 2 other books to mail out as well and plus hers would be 4 but it is only showing up as 3 because she did a Bulk Order.. Will I get 2 credits or only 1 when she recieves them?!?!


Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:36 PM ET
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I'm assuming that those other two books that you have to send are to her as well. Meaning that you will be sending four books to her. For every book that you send you should get a credit. Bulk orders don't lessen the credits they just make it easier *and cheaper* for the sender. So you should get the same amounts of credits for the number of books..unless:

1) you offered a special deal on the discussion forums...in which case the site does not manage those issues


2) you are sending audio books which are worth one instead of two credits..


Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:40 PM ET
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I am offering a 3 for 1 deal... She ordered 2 and is getting 4 for nothing.. But the other 2 books are for other people!!

Thank you for the reply! I was just wondering if I would still get 2 credits!

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:58 PM ET
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You get one credit for every book that is officially ordered through the PBS system.  Of course, if you are giving out freebies, you don't get credits for those. 

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:08 PM ET
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You get a credit for every "official" order...which means every book that shows up on your tab to mail.  If more than one are in one package, the postal savings are a perk.  However, the fact that they were mailed together does not impact your credits at all.  The 3/1 deal for which two books were ordered and 4 freebies will net you 2 credits for the 2 books ordered.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 5:23 PM ET
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Despite the fact that bulk orders here and there on the site look like they are being counted as only one book (I think such as in # of books to mail) you will get 1 credit per book.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:45 PM ET
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I think they count the # of orders you have as one each, whether they are individual orders or bulk ones.  After you mark them as mailed, though, the list of books mailed #'s are for each book. 

DON'T FORGET TO REMOVE THE FREEBIES FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF SO SOMEBODY ELSE DOESN'T TRY TO ORDER THEM!   I have committed this sin several times and embarrassed my self when I no longer had a book still listed on my shelf and somebody tried to order it.