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Subject: How does PBS market place work?
Date Posted: 9/30/2011 4:34 PM ET
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Do they come from Amazon or someplace else ?

How long does the shipping take ?

And , how about the price ,plus one credit... Do you also pay shipping on that ? Any thing else they anyone can answer would be appreciated.



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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 4:57 PM ET
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PBS Market gets new and overstock books at discounts from various vendors, all over the place and that's why they can offer them at a reduced price.  Shipping charges are extra, in addition to the price.  PBS Marketplace ships from two locations and all additional books ordered from the same location get a shipping discount.

Here is more information on the PBS Market:  Help Center - PBS Market

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Date Posted: 9/30/2011 9:10 PM ET
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I ordered from the overstock (the cheaper books) and found shipping times to be slow. I think they waited 10 days to ship but I know I got them shortly after that. It might have been a little over 2 weeks total. 

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 6:04 AM ET
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I think it depends on the shipment and from where it's being shipped.  I've ordered from the PBS Market 3 or 4 times and each time the items were shipped within 2-3  days.

Date Posted: 10/1/2011 7:20 AM ET
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I ordered from the PBS market once, and the transaction was smooth although it took about a week and a half to get the books. That is on par with the other discount book site I use though, so it wasn't troubling. I wouldn't expect the quick shipping I get with Amazon, for example.

There are two different levels of books at the PBS market--their overstocks, which are cheaper, and new releases, which are usually fairly expensive although the price can be reduced somewhat by spending a credit with it along with the out-of-pocket cash expense. Personally I would not spend the money on the new releases as I can get them much cheaper elsewhere and I support the PBS site in other ways. But you can sometimes find nice deals on the overstocks.


Date Posted: 10/1/2011 7:42 AM ET
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I agree with Cheryl about the new releases.  I haven't bought these because I have never seen one I wanted that was at a competitive price, even with the credit discount.  I've bought a few of the overstocks, and the ship time has been about two weeks.

Date Posted: 10/2/2011 3:30 PM ET
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Thanks everyone!