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Subject: can i do this???
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 10:50 PM ET
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ok- i have another post going in the club members area. i got some related items today from work. i would like to offer them in the related post for free- but ask for 1 credit to help cover mailing.

is this acceptable?

i checked the help docs and could not tell.

thanks in advance

molly

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Are you talking about books?

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:45 PM ET
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no- not books. thats why i am not sure i can do it....

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:56 PM ET
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You could try contacting your Tour Guide, or ask PBS directly via "Contact Us" at the bottom of the pages. I guess if it isn't in the rules, maybe they will want to clarify somewhere whether or not it is permissable.

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 1:26 AM ET
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No. You cannot ask for PBS credits for anything but books. You can offer to send the stuff for free with an order from your shelf. 

The applicable rule would be:

PBS is for the exchange of used books across all topics of interest. paperback, hardcover and audio books in good condition are acceptable here. 

Guidelines below


Allowed:

  • Paperback books
  • Hardcover books (dust jackets not required)
  • Audio books (must be originals, not burned copies)
  • Ex-library books
  • Books with accompanying media
  • Textbooks/Workbooks 
  • Foreign-language books (if in a language other than English, the language must be specified in the book description)



Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book (this includes calendars, coloring books, blank journals)
  • Anything that contains advertising
  • Advance Reader Copies* (also known as ARC s, Review Copies or Uncorrected Proofs--these are not the final versions of books)
  • CD-ROM books/e-books (books that must be read on a computer)
  • Burned copies of audio books
  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Unbound pages
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets** without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Brochures/Promotional "first chapters" of books - these are not complete books, even if they have an ISBN
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)


Last Edited on: 5/29/09 1:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/29/2009 1:30 AM ET
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thanks- i thought i had read this before- i just could not find it!!!

 

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 1:30 AM ET
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From the help section:

Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book