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Subject: Forum Discussions for eReaders or Booksellers?
Date Posted: 7/17/2010 5:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2007
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I've looked through just about all the forums and any relevant threads but I don't see threads discussing eReaders like the Kindle or for folks who sell books on other sites.  Are these verbotten here or am I just not looking in the right place.

I am not a heavy duty seller, but I would love to share stories with other sellers.

If these questions are wholly inappropriate, please shoot me now.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/17/2010 5:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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There are a ton of threads about eReaders in various discussions. Search for terms like Kindle, Nook, etc.

It's a violation of the PBS Terms of Use to acquire books here for the purposes of reselling them, so no, you won't find too many discussions for resellers. Lots of discussions about them and lots of suspicions that people with "too picky" requestor conditions must be resellers.

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 6:03 PM ET
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Oh, all my PBS stuff is for my personal reading.  I need to pick up books and feel them and such to buy for resell.  I wouldn't feel right selling something for a profit I got here.

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Club Members Thoughts is the forum where the discussions on the eReaders happen, and it happens quite often in there.

Discussions among/about resellers would probably violate the site's no advertising rules. Even the link in your signature is against the site's rules on no advertising, a link to a personal website in the Profile is the only place those should be.

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Date Posted: 7/17/2010 7:27 PM ET
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Okey dokey, Melanie.  Duely noted. Thanks for the very thorough and direct answer. The big font was super helpful too since my eyesight ain't what it used to be.  Cheers.



Last Edited on: 7/17/10 7:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/17/2010 7:55 PM ET
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If the big font looked like I was yelling, I really wasn't! The brown is just copied out of the Help Center and retained the formatting from there. 

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 8:26 PM ET
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Gotcha.

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Which other sites do you sell books on?  I bet they have forums there.  I know Amazon has discussion forums and there's a Half.com discussion board on Ebay.

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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ebooks and ereaders are discussed almost daily on various boards in here,