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Subject: Christmas present (old guy with a lot of credits)
Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:20 PM ET
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I am again willing to order a book or two for people using my credits, because I have a lot of them. (My total # at the moment is about 90 of them.)   Preferrably for people who are short of credits and "deserving."  I don't want to solicit everybody's sob stories (or maybe I do), but I will use 15-20 of them for some of you.  Send me a note about it.  Winston

I am also selling credits for $2.70 each and have 30 of them of my December quota remaining.  I don't think I can get them for any less than that, with postage costs etc.  I have been offering 2 for 1 on my shelf to credit buyers, though.  Pay Pal, checks or money orders are all OK.

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Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:28 PM ET
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No sob story from me but I'd send you more than one book for a credit... if you see anything that interests you, of course!  I don't want you spending your credits on anything of mine that you wouldn't like. cheeky

What I need more than credits is to clear some space out of my room!!  I have WAY too many books that I can't even really get to the books I have in some boxes.  I'm sure my mom's going to flip when she sees all the books I have accumulated over the last 7-8 months!!

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:34 PM ET
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Please check out my shelf. Thank you.

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:45 PM ET
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Pm'd you

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:46 PM ET
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I don't need any credits at this time, but I just wanted to tell you that I think your offer is very nice!

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 11:14 PM ET
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No sob sorry here, but I could use some more credits, plus if you see more then one book on my shelf you would like I'd give you a deal. I just used some of my credits for Christmas. Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 7:40 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
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If you are looking for deserving people and want to buddy a credit, you should think about:

Jamie B.    vampobsessed

Their house burned down last month and she lost all her books.  It's probably the least of their worries but a little escape is always welcome. Quite a few generous book lovers contributed to a gift certificate and sent care packages for them but I'm sure she would love a surprise credit too.

You are very thoughtful to offer. Merry Christmas!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:46 AM ET
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No story or need for credits here, just wanted to say what you are doing is awesome!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 11:06 AM ET
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What a wonderful thing to do!  I just PM'd you.

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 11:46 AM ET
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Thanks Winston for being so generous with people of this site!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 12:25 PM ET
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I think Winston is looking to order books for people, not buddy the credits since he most likely runs into the 50 credit limit every month.

What a nice gesture Winston. Hope your holiday season is merry.

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 2:26 PM ET
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Oh, you are right, Melanie! I misread what he wrote.

Either way, that is a nice gesture for him to do!!!  yes

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 3:14 PM ET
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You could also Donate them to the School Programs!  That way LOTS of kids can learn to read!  Think os how many future PBSers you be helping LOL

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:29 PM ET
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I have donated credits to the school programs on more than one occasion.  i just want to use a few of my extra credits to order a book or two for some people as a RAOK for Christmas.  I did this a month or so ago, and, aside from a book that has gone through several senders and hasn't gotten to the intended recipient yet., it worked out well.  Using 15-20 credits like this is a good thing, I think, and Ii have extra ones.

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Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:35 PM ET
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I'm going to give this a bump because it seems to have fallen off the first page and I would still do the offer for a few more people.

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:39 PM ET
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No request here, I just wanted to say that I think what you are doing is awesome!...and God Bless you and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:40 PM ET
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Truly in the spirit of the holidays - bless you and enjoy!  A kind and generous offer.  (I do not need credits just wanted to say how great I felt your offer was.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 4:24 AM ET
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Thank you. :)

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 12:20 PM ET
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yesA Jolly Old Elf !

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 9:34 PM ET
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I have updated the beginning of this thread somewhat.  Oddly enough, I am about 50 Lbs. overweight and have played SC on more than one occasion---though whether I am "jolly" or not is in question.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 9:34 PM ET
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i only have a small shelf but i'd be glad to give a deal to anyone.

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 8:15 AM ET
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Winston - You may not consider yourself "jolly" but anyone so generous should not be nicknamed "crabby" either! 

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 8:58 AM ET
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What a splendid idea....if you aren't ole Santy himself...you certainly will end up on the NICE list!!!  Happy Holidays!

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 1:47 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2009
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I don't need anything -- just wanted to say I love it when people get into the holiday spirit -- or just perform selfless acts. The world is a much better place when people spend a little time and money making other people happy and doing good deeds.

Cheers to all and enjoy the holidays!



LISA (LisaRC) -
Date Posted: 12/17/2010 2:12 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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Please look at my shelf.  Thank you