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Subject: How to get my book credits and swap credits in sync
Date Posted: 11/23/2016 4:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2008
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I moved in July to a town with a Library ( first time I had one in all my 62 years). Except for yet to be published, every book on my wish list is available at the Library immediately or  in a matter of days from the pals plus program. Indeed a great blessing for me. If books I have already read from the Library come up on PBS , I send then to my mother in law or son and they are happy to get them. I have way more swap credits than book credits. Any way to use or give them to somone else? I am a limited member with a 2018 expiratin date.



Last Edited on: 11/23/16 4:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/23/2016 4:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2005
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I do not know the difference between swap credits and book credits, but I know you can send people credits.

Date Posted: 11/23/2016 5:22 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2014
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So far there's not way to trade or give away the swap fee credits.  

Date Posted: 11/23/2016 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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I dont know the difference.....

Date Posted: 11/23/2016 7:35 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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To order a book you need both a book credit that was earned through a trade or purchased and a swap fee credit that either comes from a membership or at each transaction. Standard membership provides unlimited swap fees; limited membership provides 30 swap fees; then a la cartes just pay the fee at each transaction.

 

Date Posted: 12/2/2016 12:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The only way to get them into sync would be to buy enough book credits from another member (so that there isn't a swap credit attached) to get your book credit balance up to your swap balance. This would get out of balance the first time you did something like use PBS postage though. They aren't really meant to be in sync.

Date Posted: 1/1/2017 8:34 AM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2009
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I wish PBS would rename these. Its so confusing. 

Date Posted: 1/1/2017 8:35 AM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2009
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I wish PBS would rename these. Its so confusing.