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Subject: DVD Swap-------I am confused & need help!
Date Posted: 8/13/2009 9:40 PM ET
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I have "The Lord of the rings" Trilogy and want to trade it.  I know very little about the DVD Swap.  I tried to read about it and I feel like my senility is setting in because I just don't get it!!  I just want to get rid of the 3 I have.  We use our DVR all the time and unless we go to Blockbuster, we don't use our DVD player.  I still have some old VHS tapes and kept our tape player to watch them and haven't played them in years either.  The directions say to list 10 DVD in my tower (????) and I will get a credit for a DVD (???)  DUH.......................i ONLY HAVE 3


Date Posted: 8/13/2009 10:29 PM ET
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You can list just the Trilogy and you will get the credits for those when you trade them, you just won't get the free one(s) that you'd get if you listed 10.

I am not sure if there is a certain # you'd need to receive before you could transfer the credits off of the site (I assume you want to transfer them since you say you don't use DVDs) that might be something you'd want to ask the Live Help or a TG there before swapping them. I only order on those sites, I don't send so I've never tried to transfer credits from there.

Last Edited on: 8/13/09 10:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/13/2009 11:04 PM ET
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I think you can transfer the ones you get in trade.  Just can't transfer the two that you get for posting the first ten.  And there is some kind of limit to how many you can transfer.

From help, which is just confusing me:

How to transfer credits between SwapaDVD, SwapaCD, and PaperBackSwap

This can be done very easily!  You need to have an account on both sites you want to transfer between.

  • The Transfer Credits link is under My Account in your PaperBackSwap, SwapaDVD and SwapaCD accounts. There is also a link under Kiosk at the top of any page on the three sites.

    Note: In order to transfer credits from your accounts,  you will have to have used your initial credits for the site you are transferring from. This is because the initial free credits we give are gifts to encourage members to try out the site. We do not intend for the startup credits to be used on our other sites.  And in order to transfer your initial free SwapaCD credit that you earn for posting 10 CDs to your account, you will need to deposit SwapaCD Money to your account.

  • To transfer to SwapaDVD from SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap, you will need to have at least 3 credits in your SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap account.  The minimum number to transfer to SwapaDVD is 3 credits, which are transferred at a ratio of 2:3, which means that 3 SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap credits will convert to 2 credits if transferred to SwapaDVD.


    •  PBS credits will be transferred 1:1 to SwapaCD (1 PBS credit = 1 SwapaCD credit),  while PBS credits will be transferred 3:2 to SwapaDVD (3 PBS credits = 2 SwapaDVD credits, and vice versa). 

    • Credit transfers between sites are permitted only between two accounts held by the same person. Transferring credits between two accounts on different sites links these accounts as "yours" and no other credit transfers will be permitted from or to any other accounts from these. 

    So if you want to give someone else book credits from your SwapaCD account, you will need to transfer the credits between YOUR accounts on SwapaCD and PBS, and then make the transfer to the other person's PBS account from your PBS account.

Last Edited on: 8/14/09 12:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 7:12 AM ET
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WOW---------------Makes you wonder if it would be easier just to keep them!

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 9:02 AM ET
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Transferring the credits is a lot easier than those instructions make it sound! I've done it several times with no problem. I'd check to see how many copies are in the system before I post them. If there's a lot, it may take a while before you get to trade them. One thing that SwapaDVD does that I wish PBS did is put the number of copies in the system on the book page--meaning when you click on a DVD, it tells you on that page how many copies are in the system or if it's WL.

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 1:49 PM ET
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I know you cannot transfer the first two, no matter what.  But I haven't posted enough DVDs or CDs to get my first two.  And the system is letting me transfer credits.   It is actually quite easy from the page, it has a diagram which makes much more sense that the above words.  But I do know that there is a limit to how many you can transfer without sending or ordering.  I have not reached it.  But I have heard of one person who was only sending CDs to order books who reached it.  I do not think that one DVD set will not reach that limit.