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Subject: credit for new member?
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 9:52 AM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2012
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It said if I post 10 books, I get 2 credits. Posted them but 2 were spoken for and taken off bookshelf. Just in case those don't count, added 2 more. Still no credits. Is there a time delay while a moderator approves me or is there something else I need to do? Sorry for the impatience but there's a vampire series I wanted to start on.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 10:17 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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No, there's no time delay, this is all done by computer; and the two books that were requested from you do count towards your first 10.

Most likely the system has determined that you are not the first member at your address. If someone else who lives with you is also a member, then you do not get the 2 free startup credits. This is explained in the Terms of Use, which you agreed to when you signed up.

If you are sure you're the only member in  your household, then click on Contact Us at the bottom of the screen and send a feedback message explaining the issue. It could be that you used a work address and someone else in your office is a member; or maybe you are a college student living in a dorm and someone else there is a member; or maybe a previous resident signed up at your home address. If the site admins are able to determine that the address on your account belongs to a business or university or that there are no other active accounts at the home address you gave, they'll be able to give you the startup credits manually.

mistie -
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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Welcome to PBS.

If you wish to order this books immediately, before waiting on the start-up credits matter to get sorted out, you could buy credits from other members in the Book Bazaar forum, and use these to request the books you are looking for.

I should point out though, that sometimes this site isn't necessarily the quickest place to get books (though often it can be). After you order the book, the member has five days to accept/decline your request. After they accept, they have another five to the book mailed. If the first person either declines, or doesn't respond to the request, the request "rolls over" to the next member who has that book available (this site operates ona FIFO system - First In, First Out). Just as an aside, the book is then automatically removed from the bookshelf of the person who declines/didn't respond).

But, I'm not saying this to deter you - just to advise. In my years at this ite, I have found the majority of my requests ar acceped and mailed with 2-3 days. IMHO, this is a wonderful site for receiving book relatively inexpensively, not to mentino a great way to source obscure or older books.

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