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Subject: Magazines for Credit
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 4:12 PM ET
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Is this allowed in any of the forums?

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 4:18 PM ET
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Magazines cannot be swapped or given for credits, they can be given as freebies. Magazines can also not be sent media mail due to the advertising in them.

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 5:58 PM ET
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No, magazines may not be swapped for credit(s).

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 7:40 PM ET
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The Book Bazaar is the only place that we are really supposed to post offers of any sort and this is in the rules there:

General Rules in the Book Bazaar:

(3) No selling books for anything but credits, and no offering anything but books for credits. Freebies/incentives can be "unpostable" and "unswappable" items, but remember that non-Media-Mail eligible items CANNOT be sent using Media Mail postal rate. For example, DVDs and VHS tapes and magazines and pamphlets/booklets without ISBNs are all NOT permitted to be posted at PBS; they can all be offered as freebies/incentives, though. But if the freebie/incentive items contain advertising (ie, magazines or booklets bought at a supermarket checkout stand), or are not Media items (anything but books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes) they can't be sent Media Mail, so the whole package will have to go by another shipping rate. DVDs/VHS tapes/CDs can be sent using Media Mail postal rate. 

Date Posted: 4/1/2011 4:13 AM ET
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There's one in today's Daily Digest, under History - something called Mary Jane Farm, Feb-March 2011 issue.
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 6:02 PM ET
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Margaret, those should be reported.  In the Questions About PBS forum, the first red sticky should say Report Suspicious Items Here.