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Subject: Free? member appreciation book
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 7:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2005
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Congratulations! You've qualified for a Member Appreciation Book

FREE with 1 credit + $3.99 shipping! Or give it as a GIFT at no extra cost! 
How can PBS call this a free book?  It costs a credit plus shipping.  That's not free.
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 2/4/2011
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Free might not be the right wording to use. However, these are brand new books not used. You are only paying 3.99 not full price for a book which can be between 8 and 30 dollars. Plus there are several MAB books  are wishlisted so you can post it and get your credit back. I received a MAB book and will be reading it soon and then posting it to get my credit back.  So it is a pretty good  deal compared to going to a bookstore.

Date Posted: 6/28/2013 5:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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In relation to the Market books that cost: $ + credit + shipping these are" free + credit + shipping. Its all relative. Kind of like swapping here for free. You have to pay for shipping so its not really "free", but you don't pay for the site.


Date Posted: 7/7/2013 4:10 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2006
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i agree with the OP...it's cheaper... but not free.  the wording is so misleading!!

Date Posted: 7/29/2013 11:48 AM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2008
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I found that after the first "free for a credit" "plus postage, of course"  book, all the others ship for a dollar.  So I ordered a big bunch of books all together.  Many are wishlisted, so when I'm through I can post them.  I try to keep posting to clear off space on my bookcase, which seems to shrink all the time.blush

Date Posted: 7/29/2013 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2009
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Yep, I think it's poorly worded.  It may be inexpensive, but if you have to throw in a credit PLUS shipping, it's not free.