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Subject: Buying credits
Date Posted: 6/7/2011 7:22 PM ET
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Is it safe to buy credits from peeps on here and who do you recommend... I dont have paypal ( dont even know how that works) I have bought many of them from PBS,but  I cant afford that right now. I'm looking for a cheaper deal because I have 0 credits now.

I'm trying to ofer deals now ,but dont have many takers .I really need credits ,but buying from omeone worries me.

Any thoughts ?

Date Posted: 6/7/2011 7:43 PM ET
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I would look for any of the people selling credits in the Bazaar who have been members for a while.

I believe that some people will accept Amazon gift cards as payment, instead of pay pal, so that might be an option for you. Some of them will also accept checks or money orders by mail, but of course, you would probably have to wait for the credits until they receive the money. Just send a PM or two when you find someone to buy from and see if they will accept a payment besides paypal.

Date Posted: 6/7/2011 7:43 PM ET
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I have never bought any credits but it seems to happen here a lot. When you order books, do you ask for a deal? I have found that some members are willing to make deals. You can ask in the Book Bazaar, also.
Date Posted: 6/7/2011 7:46 PM ET
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I am offering deals in the bazaar right now  3/1 or 6/1

Date Posted: 6/7/2011 7:56 PM ET
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I would look for someone who sells then regularly. 

Date Posted: 6/8/2011 8:26 AM ET
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I looked at your shelf to see if there was anything I'd be interested in.  You might want to increase the number of books on your shelf to generate more interest in your deals. Your deals are good, but you have a very limited selection.  Now in the meantime, I'm going to send you a couple of credits.  No need to pay em back, just pay it forward someday.

Good Luck,


Date Posted: 6/8/2011 9:20 AM ET
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I sell credits a lot in the book bazaar.  You have also done deals with me.  I would be happy to sell you a few credits when you need them.



Date Posted: 6/10/2011 9:35 PM ET
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Lisa et al:

I have sold several thousand credits in  the 5 1/2 years that I have ben a member here    I will accept checks or MO's also, and don't wait for them to "clear" before transferring.  At the moment I have been asking $2.60-2.70 each, but have taken a bit less sometimes.  (I am also offering 2 for 1 on my shelf to credit buyers to sweeten the deal.)  If you are interested, let me know.  I think that my "customers" have all been happy wioth the deal and I have niver gotten "stung" on one of the exchanges, either. 

Winston (crabby-doctor)

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 10:32 PM ET
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I have bought credits several times from Winston C and will vouch that he is honest and easy to deal with.  I'd trust him anytime.

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 11:45 PM ET
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Some of the DOS regulars sell credits Lisa, you can ask over there too.  Some members will trade for bookstore credits/gift cards  wink

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Date Posted: 6/11/2011 12:14 AM ET
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PBSers are the nicest people!

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 3:22 AM ET
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Just letting all know I have given some credits to Lisa.
Date Posted: 6/11/2011 4:08 AM ET
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Lisa, you can read all you need to know about paypal here:  https://www.paypal.com/   Personally, I think the best thing about it is the fact that you can keep your personal credit card or bank account info private when doing business with companies/individuals that accept paypal.  Look into it.  It's really easy to set up.

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 5:08 AM ET
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Sassy, Thanks for that info. I don't have PayPal either and wondered about it.

PBS is full of really wonderful individuals!

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 4:21 PM ET
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Thank you   Priscilla , Rob & Lori B.  Your kindness has been so appreciated it.  I'm going to put a thanks to you in the RAOK thread.

And everyone else , Thanks for all the advice on these things.  You all are the best people ! I'll look into the paypal

When I hear people talk about the rudeness of people on the internet....I think ,WOW  you dont know the people of PBS. There amazing!


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Date Posted: 6/11/2011 5:51 PM ET
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I've used money orders, Amazon gift cards as well as PayPal to buy credits.  The regular sellers like Winston will normally do whatever way works for you.

Date Posted: 6/12/2011 1:35 PM ET
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For those who don't have PayPal, you might want to check it out. It's super easy to set up an account and can really come in handy sometimes.  I use it to buy things online when it's not a major retailer and I'd rather not provide credit card info, here on PBS, and every once in a while to send / receive money from a friend or family member. So much easier than mailing a check.

Date Posted: 6/12/2011 10:11 PM ET
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I remeber quite a few years ago, back when Paypal was becoming a regular thing on eBay and places, how it required money to be added to the account to set it up, and sounded like such a hassle.

Hassle no more! It took me like 5 minutes to set up an account...and most of that was looking for my bank transfer information.

Date Posted: 6/13/2011 1:04 PM ET
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I sell credits when I need money for postage, so I don't sell regularly...I've currently got 15 credits available to sell at $2.50 each, no minimum [either Amazon giftcard or Paypal gift]... I had to use stamps for the book I'm mailing out today.  I've more books to list, but need to wait till I can get more postage money.smiley


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Last Edited on: 6/13/11 1:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 6/13/2011 3:38 PM ET
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 Please check out Paypal!

I wish more people had paypal accounts! I use them to send money to family and friends and buy online. Checks and money orders to me are the dark ages. I don't like when people will only accept those these days. I went to pay my childrens umbrella school tuition and they ONLY take checks or money orders and the group is ONLINE and local but they demanded payments be mailed and already checks have gotten lost, have to be returned and it just is such a waist. It would take me 30 seconds to send money with paypal. However it takes me 5 minutes and a trip to the post office to mail a check and a week if not more for it to get to the place it is going and who knows when they will deposit it and have it clear and oh the fun if they have to refund all of it or part of it, that could take two weeks. With paypal it could take them a minute to do!

 Sorry to vent but Paypal makes my life so much easier! I even have a paypal debit card and I love it.