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Date Posted: 5/15/2015 7:33 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/15/2015 9:45 PM ET
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From the Help docs:

 

PBS is for the exchange of used books across all topics of interest. paperback, hardcover and audio books in good condition are acceptable here.

Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book (this includes calendars, coloring books, blank journals)
Date Posted: 5/16/2015 10:41 AM ET
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I may be wrong but I think that help doc. is referring to what is posted to trade. I believe people can sell credits for whatever is of value to them.

Date Posted: 5/16/2015 11:09 AM ET
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Thank you for concern Nancy, but Diane is right. You are also right though! She gave me that message before I had changed my wording! I believe everything is alright now! Thank you for your help!

 

                     Jane

Date Posted: 5/16/2015 12:39 PM ET
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So I can trade anything here for credits? Mugs, clothes, knick knacks, etc?

Date Posted: 5/16/2015 2:13 PM ET
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I've seen members both offering up/requesting various gift cards as payment for credits over the years.   

Date Posted: 5/16/2015 5:36 PM ET
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Posting this for those with questions. From the Book Bazaar Czar:

  • Requests for buying or offers to sell credits.  This can be done via any payment method the seller likes, at the price the seller wants. Exception: the seller cannot ask for books at greater than "PBS price" in exchange for these credits.

See the red sticky thread at the top of this forum for complete rules.

Date Posted: 5/16/2015 7:52 PM ET
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I PMed Jane about this, but I don't think I explained things quite right

The PBS Team has addressed this issue in the past. No, we cannot offer anything we want in the Book Bazaar for credits. We can buy and sell credits in the Book Bazaar. They don't care how you pay for credits you buy. But if you are going to pay for them with something other than money, then you need make that arrangement in PMs, you can't be posting to trade the non-cash item in the Book Bazaar for credits. So their recommended wording was something like "I would like to buy 5 credits, please PM me for payment details." In the PM then Jane could explain about this coupon and how she wants use it to pay for her credits.

The only thing other than actual cash that has been allowed to be posted for payment in the Bazaar are GCs that really are cash equivalents. People aren't trading some GC they already have, they are purchasing a GC for the seller of the credits. A coupon for a discount on a purchase is not a cash equivalent IMO.