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Date Posted: 4/26/2012 11:48 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/26/2012 11:52 AM ET
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Hi Lorilea,

Sorry, but this is not allowed on PBS,  you can't ask for credits for magazines ..

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 12:26 PM ET
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Oh, because I pmed a tour guide and was told i couldnt post them, but i could do it outside the system in the bazaar.

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 12:40 PM ET
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I was told by the book bazaar cooridinator that you couldn't do this, there was another person who was trying to do the same thing and the post was removed. Check here on this link http://www.paperbackswap.com/How-Use-Forum-Please-Read/topic/39715/    or talk to Melanie D., her email is in the line, I  just don't want anyone to get in trouble.

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 1:02 PM ET
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They are correct, magazines are unswappable and can be offered as freebies but not for credits. Unpostable books can be offered for credits, but unswappable non-book items cannot. The distinction I have always given is unpostable vs unswappable. Unpostable is a book that would be postable to the system if it wasn't damaged, an ARC, too small, etc. An unswappable is something that cannot be posted to the system at all because it is not a book and a magazine falls under that category.

(3) No selling books for anything but credits, and no offering anything but books for credits. Freebies/incentives can be "unpostable" and "unswappable" items, but remember that non-Media-Mail eligible items CANNOT be sent using Media Mail postal rate. For example, DVDs and VHS tapes and magazines and pamphlets/booklets without ISBNs are all NOT permitted to be posted at PBS; they can all be offered as freebies/incentives, though. But if the freebie/incentive items contain advertising (ie, magazines or booklets bought at a supermarket checkout stand), or are not Media items (anything but books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes) they can't be sent Media Mail, so the whole package will have to go by another shipping rate. DVDs/VHS tapes/CDs can be sent using Media Mail postal rate.

I will talk to the PBSTeam to confirm this. I will post in the Tour Guide Lounge to make sure the TGs have the right information to give out to members in Live Help.

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 1:04 PM ET
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Thank you two for clarifying that for me, I will be deleting this post. So basically, I can offer these as incentives/freebies with an order, but not an actual order in themselves. Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 1:09 PM ET
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well, if i could figure out how to delete it

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 3:14 PM ET
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you should also remove your subject line