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Topic: How do you do the ship to a friend thingy?

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Subject: How do you do the ship to a friend thingy?
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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I did this once and the person walked me thru it then but I can't remember how now. 

Help Please

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 12:28 PM ET
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Go to your bookshelf  and find the book you want to ship. Click on it and it will bring you to the description page. Where it would say order/wish this book, it will have a "mail to a friend" link. Good luck!

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 12:30 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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This does not work with books that are wish listed.  And you need to know the address.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 7:15 PM ET
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How do I send one of my books to a friend?

If you would like to send a book which is currently Posted as available ON YOUR BOOKSHELF to a friend (PBS member or non-PBS member):

  • Go to your Bookshelf
  • Find the book you want to send in the list
  • Click the book title to see the Book Details page.
  • Click mail to a Friend on the upper right
  • Fill in the name and address where you want the book sent
    • Print out the wrapper and send the book as usual
    • The transaction will appear on your account page on the "Books Sent to a Friend" tab
  • When your friend receives the book, mark it received from this tab.
  • This is a non-credit transaction. No credit will be deducted, or granted, for sending your book out this way.

If you would like to request a book FROM ANOTHER MEMBER to send to an alternate address:

  • Order the book as usual
  • Enter the alternate name and address
  • A credit will be deducted from your account, just as with any request made to another member
  • When your friend receives the book, she or he needs to tell you that it was received.  Then you simply mark it received from your the "En Route to Me" tab on your My Account page, as usual, so the sender can get credit.

The option to request a book from another PBS member to send to an alternate address is available to you ONLY after you have first received 3 books from PBS.

If you want to send a book to a friend without posting it to your Bookshelf (ie, if it is a Wish Listed book):

  • You can generate a wrapper using Custom DC.

Don't forget to tell your friend about PaperBackSwap.com!


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Help Center - Can I post a book directly to someone's Wish List?

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Yes.  If you have a book that is on someone's personal Wish List, then all you need to do to offer that book directly to that member (and NOT to the first person on the Wish List) is to go to the member's Wish List and click the button there.  Be sure the ISBN on your book matches the ISBN on her Wish List!

  • Your book will be offered to that member first, no matter where she is in the Wish List for that book.
  • If that member does not request the book, it will then be offered to the first person on the wish list and continue to be offered until someone requests it or until it is Posted into the general library.

We hope that members do not do this too often, as FIFO is really the fairest way of swapping books, but they are YOUR books, and we wanted to offer this option to members who wished to use it.