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Subject: Dropping Out??
Date Posted: 2/2/2015 12:41 PM ET
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People are selling their credits at rock bottom prices.  Are they dropping out of this site before the fees set in? 

 

Date Posted: 2/2/2015 12:46 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/2/2015 1:03 PM ET
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I can't speak for others, but I'm burning my credits down to the number that I'll be able to pay the .49 cent fee on with my remaining PBS money. 

I can't take my PBS money with me, so I may as well pay .49 fees on WL books with it.

Date Posted: 2/2/2015 2:51 PM ET
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I've been meaning to close out my account; just to simplify things. I don't quite understand how to sell a credit?  What form of payment is there?  Might be willing to donate them too, is that an option? 

Date Posted: 2/2/2015 3:16 PM ET
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Laura just buddy all your credits to me hahaahahaha.

 

Ok seriously you can find a place donate under COMMUNITY and DONATIONS are down below.  There are schools to donate too.  See my apple near my name? You can also donate to other charities and to PBS.   I see you have a silver next to your name so you probably know how to donated to PBS.

 

 



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Date Posted: 2/2/2015 3:20 PM ET
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You know there are NO fees if you join the membership.  It is just the ala carte that cost 49 cents to order a book.
 

Date Posted: 2/2/2015 3:27 PM ET
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oh, ok. I saw that the school program was complete, but the I missed the other options. They all seem a bit out of date, but donating directly to PBS could work too. I am talking to my aunt who may be interested in joining.  thank you!

Date Posted: 2/2/2015 4:00 PM ET
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Sell some of your credits and use the money for the membership fee, IF you really want to stay.

Date Posted: 2/2/2015 6:28 PM ET
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Laurie, you can sell your credits by Amazon Gift Certificate or by PayPal.  You give people your email address and they send you the money and you get an email that the money is in your paypal account.  Then when you buy something with paypal the money comes out of that first.  You can't just cash it out though.



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Date Posted: 2/2/2015 6:40 PM ET
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ok, that all seems workable,  thank you

Date Posted: 2/3/2015 12:43 AM ET
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You can also have them gift you PBS membership and then buddy them the credits.

 

Date Posted: 2/3/2015 6:36 AM ET
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You definitely can get the money out of your paypal account by transferring it to your checking account.

Subject: fees
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 9:56 AM ET
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accidentally PM'd and meant to post.

I think that it is good to reiterate that there are no fees with the $18 membership.  For those of us with books everywhere, it seems a fair price to keep the site up and going.  I enjoy knowing that there are so many other book lovers out there ;)

Date Posted: 2/3/2015 4:55 PM ET
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If you did want to get a membership for your credits, I have set up a thread to match up people wanting credits and willing to buy you a membership.   The link is in my signature.  

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 9:59 AM ET
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Inventory is going to radically change and decline- people who are dropping out are deleting their bookshelves because they won't be able to ship books out and get the credits back before the deadline of February 15th. And many persons are trimming their bookshelves to a minimum because they have a boatload of credits already ( and people are selling credits cheaper and cheaper )- which means LESS inventory and LESS choices of good books.  A minimum of a month's notice should have been given- some persons log on here only weekly and so this BIG change in only 2 weeks so panic sets in with persons- and not enough time to sort out the changes, educate themselves and make wiser decisions.

Don't think this was well thought out- Book inventory declining daily.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 10:35 AM ET
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The $18/$20 is a fee itself. Not per credit swapped, but still a fee...Yes, if you swap a lot it could be less per credit swapped, but still a fee. 

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 10:36 AM ET
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I, too, have noticed the declining inventory.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 10:57 AM ET
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While people are deleting their book shelves, many are also deleting their wish list.  Which means you might move up the wish list quicker.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 1:27 PM ET
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Inventory is going to radically change and decline

The inventory may decline, but I suspect that many of the books deleted are duplicates of titles currently available for swapping.  There are many, many copies of certain titles available (e.g. 10 year old James Patterson books.)  If fewer of these titles become available, I don't think that has a negative impact.