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Subject: credits galore / i have a question
Date Posted: 4/14/2011 6:23 AM ET
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I have 98 credits and was wondering if here at PBS that things can be traded for credits? I do NOT sell them and i'll never use all of them. I do give to the schools, In Memory of and such things like that , but was wondering if they could be traded for a goodie box ?  Maybe some candies sent to a sick person or something like that? Just curious.

Cyndi

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 8:03 AM ET
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Check out the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Discusion Board for opportunities for helping someone.

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 8:21 AM ET
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Thank you Sally,

I'll check that out.

Cyndi / Esperanza

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 8:48 AM ET
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Credits cannot be traded for anything but books or be sold in the book bazaar. 

I personally would just sell some. You can sell up to 50 in one month.  I ask for an Amazon gift card when I sell some.  Then I usually use that to get a rarely posted WL book.

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 10:14 AM ET
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You can use them for DVDs' on the other site.

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 11:02 AM ET
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You can GIVE away credits but you can not exchange credits for anything but books!

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 11:23 AM ET
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You can:

(1) use them for getting books

(2) transfer them to SwapaDVD or SwapaCD

(3) Sell them in the Book Bazaar only

(4) Give them away - I have seen another member offer to order a few books for people who might need them too.

You cannot offer them in exchange for anything other than books.

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 1:04 PM ET
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... wish we could us them for items in the kiosk...

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 2:07 PM ET
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You can use them to reduce the costs of books from the marktetplace.

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 2:14 PM ET
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You could use them to order books from deals in teh book bazaar and then send them to soldiers through operationpaperback.org

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 2:54 AM ET
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  It was mentioned about reducing the cost of books from the marketplace. How would that work out? Thats very interesting as I buy books from the marketplace and give a credit as well as I don't hardly ever get  any WL books and I have simple everyday reading books on my WL. I even have them listed, but not in LP which is what I have on my WL. lolol...

  I had stated in the question that I asked that I DO NOT sell my credits. I don't have pay-pal "i think its called" and I don't buy credits from PBS. I do buy my DC's and my Postage Printout so, I give money back into PBS. My credits come from my books being requested only.  I admit, I do have a ton of books listed. I think its still over 1,000 listed and I have another 2,000 that need to be listed, but I won't be doing that until one of my shelfs are completely empty of books. We were military for 13 yrs and still have tons of friends that are still out their fighting for our freedom. I send books to our friends and boxes of books to their loved ones. Those men and women are tickled crazy to get Cyndi's boxes..They never know what all is gonna be in them. I send them other stuff too not just books.

I have loaned them ( credits) out a lot, but I believe some people not all of course forget when they get a few loaned credits given to them that they are loaned UNLESS I tell them don't worry about returning the credits and I have done that a lot of times and I am not the type person to write and say "hey, you owe me some credits, I would like to have them back now. I would just rather they keep them, but I do keep a list and when they want more I gently say NO. ( and this is the reason that I say NO) I might write them about trading a book or something totally not credit related and they will read the pm, but they won't respond back. I don't like that feeling , especially when we've been writing to each other and chatting a lot about all kinds of things. Yes, you can tell if a PM you have written to someone has been read or not. 

I appreciate the info you all shared with me and don't think twice if you have a WL book come up and you need a credit. I will breeze through swaps and see where someone says they would play, but they are w/o credits. I will send these people a credit or two and tell them its on me, enjoy the swap. i'm not a mean or stingy person and i'm sure not trying to win brownie points here. I see no problem at all with sharing something if you have it to share.

My apologies, I didn't mean to write a book here. I do appreciate all of yalls information that you've shared with me. Lots of very interesting info I might add.  : )

Thanks again,

Cyndi

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 9:13 AM ET
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When you order books from the PBS marketplace it usually gives you an option to use a credit to reduce the cost of the book. 

And you don't have to have Paypal to sell credits.  I ask for an Amazon gift certificate which has nothing to do with paypal. You just need the email address that you use for Amazon.  Then you get emailed a code.  Last time I sold credits I used the money to buy 3 out of print books from Amazon marketplace that hadn't been posted to my WL in 2yrs and showed no signs of ever being posted.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 4/15/2011 10:19 AM ET
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Cyndi,

Since you read Large Print, here's a link that will show you all the LP books in the PBS Market: click here (There aren't very many.)

As you'll see, the prices are listed like this: Buy New (Hardcover): $4.09+1 credit (save 84%) or $7.49 (save 72%)

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 8:40 PM ET
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I have on two occasions offered to order books for "deserving" people using my credits, with fairly good success.  I don't want to use them for somebody who just wants a "freebie" but there are all sorts of meaningful stories from folks who need some books and don't have the credits of order them.  The only problem is that you need to make sure that the recipients or the people who ask for books for them notify you right away when the books arrive and then you can otify the site and senders get their credits.  I think I have used about 30-40 credits this way since about Thanksgiving or so. 

Put some kind of entry in the Bazaar and you will get some stories to use them for.  Just a suggestion.