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Subject: hOW TO USE cd CREDIT FOR book?
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 1:52 PM ET
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Can't seem to find this info. Thought new rules were you can exchage between the 3 clubs. Thanks for any info some one can give me.....Celia

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:03 PM ET
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On your account page there is an option to transfer credits in the yellow bar.  That will take you to a secured site that will allow you to transfer credits between the different sites.  I hope that helps.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:42 PM ET
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If you click on Kiosk Transfer Credits will be the last option in the list too.

If the CD credit is a startup credit you will not be able to transfer it, those can only be used on the site they were granted by the person they were given to.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 4:34 PM ET
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I started on the site I wanted to transfer from, and IIRC it's a tab under Kiosk (Transfer Credits).  Should walk you through the process.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 4:57 PM ET
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Also, I think you have to have completed a transaction before the site will allow you to transfer.  I know when I joined the DVD site, I could not transfer anything until I had ordered something with my free start-up credit and had marked it received.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 5:07 PM ET
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ALL this information was found by simply putting "transfer credits" in the browse help center option.

How to transfer credits between PaperBackSwap, SwapaCD and SwapaDVD

This can be done very easily!  You need to have an account at each site you want to transfer to/from.

  • 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.



Date Posted: 2/27/2011 8:23 PM ET
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You also cannot transfer the first "free" credits that you receive (as pointed out by Melanie), so you will need to order 2 books or 1 CD (I think) and receive it before you can transfer credits from the appropriate account.  You don't have to spend the credits to recieve more credits though (I ordered an 8 DVD set for a Christmas gift from SwapADVD with credits from here as my first order from that site).