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Subject: how can i get credits?
Date Posted: 3/25/2009 4:10 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2009
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 I  was wondering how could i get credits? Hope that i came to right place to ask  :  )

Date Posted: 3/25/2009 4:27 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
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You get them mainly by posting and sending out books.  I looked at your shelf and unfortunately the romances like that, while they do get ordered-it can take awhile sometimes.  Many people only want them on a deal or a BOB trade.

Do you have books you haven't read yet that might be WL?  Is there a used book store, thrift store around where you can maybe find some WL books that you can read and post? 

You can also buy some credits from another member or PBS.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 3/25/2009 6:04 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Vicky, you can often pick up high-demand WL'd books for trading at small cost at Friends of Library sales as well as the thrift shops (Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.) and UBS (Used Book Stores) near you.  You can also get inexpensive books from many different genres to post by shopping local yard/garage sales on the weekends.  Let your friends and family know you've joined PBS and ask if they have any unwanted books you can have for your new adventure.  The more different kinds of books you have, the more likely you'll get an order and thus increase your credits.  (I even once posted a book here that I didn't even know what language it was written in, just typed the back of the book for the description, scanned in the cover image, and it got ordered by someone!)

And as Mary mentioned above, you can always buy credits.  The PBS Kiosk (located at the top of the page) sells credits and members will often sell them even less expensively in the Book Bazaar discussion forum.  Look for posts of people selling credits.  If there are none (a RARE occurrance) then just post that you are looking to buy credits and I'm sure you'll get a response.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 12:39 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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You can check the Club Wish List or go to the Top 50's under your Community tab to see the top 50 books posted, requested, and wished for.  That will help you get an idea of what titles to look for.

Ruth

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/26/2009 5:52 AM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2008
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Vicki,

Check out the Romance forum.  I had some that a friend gave me and I mentioned them there and they were gone in a day!

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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What Geri said is very good advice - being on the forums at all is a good thing - put them in your signature line so people who see sig lines can see it when you post!

Ruth

Date Posted: 3/27/2009 12:26 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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. . . put them in your signature line ????  Please explain

Date Posted: 3/27/2009 12:30 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Adrienne, go to the top of the screen in the grey area and hover your mouse over My Account.  Click on Settings and you will be able to write what you want and put it in your signature line.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 8:52 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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So how would i put a link to my reminder and wish lists there.

Thanks.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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There's already a link to your WL under your name. 

I tagged my RL books and had put a link to the tags in my signature for a while for a game. If you go up under Community, click on Tag Cloud and then on My Tag Cloud then bring up the tag and make the link. I don't know if there's another way to do it or not. When I tried to do a link to my actual Reminder List it didn't work because you have to be logged in to that account to see it-but someone may have figured out another way.

I think what someone was suggest is that you can put a 2 for 1 offer or something in your signature. You get to the signature by going under My Account and then settings.

Subject: hello Everyone
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 9:50 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2009
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i want to thank u all for the info on how to get credits.  All r very helpful and i am learning more and more. I am really enjoying this site.  Thanks.  : )