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Subject: Historian People come look!!!
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 4:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2007
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***Edited by PBS***

 



Last Edited on: 8/9/07 6:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 5:05 PM ET
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From the PBS FAQ's

Can I offer/ask more than 1 credit for a book?

No.

  • A bound book "costs" 1 credit at PBS (no exceptions)

  • An audiobook "costs" 2 credits at PBS 

    • some "children's-length" audiocassette items cost 1 credit each

Offering to "pay" (or asking a requestor to "pay"--see below) more than "PBS price" for a book is not permitted. 

Why?

  • If the book is Wishlisted, offering more than the PBS "price" for the book may allow members to leapfrog over others in the Wish List for the book. This obviously is not fair.

  • Even if the book is not Wish Listed, a "free market" system could lead to "bidding" for a book, and auctions are NOT permitted on PBS.
  • One reason is that auctions are subject to state laws, and as PBS members belong to various states, this could be illegal.
  • The other reason is that we want all members to have a fair chance to get books on PBS.  Pitting those who have lots of credits to spare against those who don't have a lot of credits at the time goes against the very spirit of PBS--the fair sharing of books. Everybody equal.

Asking for more than "PBS price" for a book is considered bookselling

  • Bookselling is not permitted at PBS

  • If you feel that your book is too valuable (or too costly to ship) to be swapped for "PBS price", you should not post it here.
  • If this is a matter of postage cost (your book is heavy), remember that you can also request a "heavy" book with the credit you get for sending yours--so it all evens out.

If the book is that heavy to mail, sounds like it is. You might be better off selling it on ebay or amazon.com   Many folks who feel their books are worth more than one credit, usually don't post them.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2007
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taken

 

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 3/6/2006
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???

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 7:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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This member is no longer an account holder...I wonder if she quit or got shut down?

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 11:22 PM ET
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How can you tell if someone's not a member anymore by looking at his or her profile?  I couldn't tell by looking at hers.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 11:27 PM ET
Member Since: 3/9/2007
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She's still a member but I noticed that her original posting, above, has been EDITED.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 11:37 PM ET
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I saw the original post and thought it was pretty ballsy to ask what she did!

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:08 AM ET
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Bren, she is still an account holder.

Sometimes  when folks are new they don't relize all the rules.

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 12:32 PM ET
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Bernie, when I clicked on her profile yesterday it came up with the message that "This member is no longer an account holder." It's back today so I'm assuming they reinstated her.

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 1:35 PM ET
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Maybe she's also a member of Bookmooch. I think you can ask for additional credits there? I'm not a member but have heard you can do that there. But then, what the heck do I know??? LOL

Lucy

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 3:33 PM ET
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I didn't know who you couldn't post what I did.  I am sorry.  I have only been a member for a couple months.  Sorry Everyone.

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 3:34 PM ET
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No problem. We were all new once. You might want to skim over the FAQ's, they have alot of helpful hints.