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Topic: Cupcake Cookbooks

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Cali (Cali) -
Subject: Cupcake Cookbooks
Date Posted: 8/8/2008 3:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/14/2005
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Last Edited on: 8/9/08 2:19 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 8/8/2008 8:36 PM ET
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Cali, you can't offer more than 1 credit per book here at PBS.  Here's the official rules from PBS's Help Center:

Can I offer/ask more than 1 credit for a book?


  • A bound book "costs" 1 credit at PBS (no exceptions)

  • An audiobook "costs" 2 credits at PBS 

    • some "children's-length" audiocassette items cost 1 credit each

Offering to "pay" (or asking a requestor to "pay"--see below) more than "PBS price" for a book is not permitted. 


  • If the book is Wishlisted, offering more than the PBS "price" for the book may allow members to leapfrog over others in the Wish List for the book. This obviously is not fair.

  • Even if the book is not Wish Listed, a "free market" system could lead to "bidding" for a book, and auctions are NOT permitted on PBS.
  • One reason is that auctions are subject to state laws, and as PBS members belong to various states, this could be illegal.
  • The other reason is that we want all members to have a fair chance to get books on PBS.  Pitting those who have lots of credits to spare against those who don't have a lot of credits at the time goes against the very spirit of PBS--the fair sharing of books. Everybody equal.

Asking for more than "PBS price" for a book is considered bookselling

  • Bookselling is not permitted at PBS

  • If you feel that your book is too valuable (or too costly to ship) to be swapped for "PBS price", you should not Post it here.
  • If this is a matter of postage cost (your book is heavy), remember that you can also request a "heavy" book with the credit you get for sending yours--so it all evens out.


Date Posted: 8/8/2008 11:39 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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  • Never mind, I just saw someone else posted what I was going to. 

  • Last Edited on: 8/8/08 11:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
    Cali (Cali) -
    Date Posted: 8/8/2008 11:43 PM ET
    Member Since: 8/14/2005
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    Thank you Carole. And I am aware of all of what you've so kindly pointed out here with the exception of # of credits.

    None of these books are listed in the system. I am not trying to do something underhanded here. I was hoping to find someone who might have one of the books that would be willing to consider parting with it or better yet loan it to me temporarily. You are allowed to give credits to friends *as many* and *as much* as you like. Plenty of people go around FIFO and the Wish List by posting directly to someone. And I won't even go into the forums where people blatantly disregard and violate PBS rules all the time. That was not my intent. I apologize if this came across wrong. I have removed the post.



    Last Edited on: 8/8/08 11:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1