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Subject: Members with a lot of credits
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 7:37 PM ET
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How do some members have so many credits that they sell 50 per month? Did they ship out tons of books in the past?
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 7:48 PM ET
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Yes!!!!  Pat

Date Posted: 8/3/2012 9:02 PM ET
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Some peeps also purchase or accumulate credits over at the dvd site and then transfer them here to sell them. The transfer rate is 3 paperback swap credits for 2 dvd credits.

Date Posted: 8/3/2012 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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Yes. I've sold credits, and I've sent out many more books than I've received.

Date Posted: 8/4/2012 10:11 PM ET
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There are some members who have serveral hundred if not thousands of books posted. They do a lot of deals and then sell credits to recoup some postage.  Doing the book deals brings the per-credit cost down. 

I've sent out 150 more books than I've requested, not including freebies I've sent.  I've sold credits a few time. I earned about 100 credits in the first month I was on here. Back then credits were selling for $3 in the book bazaar. So I sold a bunch off to recoup postage.  Now I just earn enough to cover my WL and donate more books.

Date Posted: 8/5/2012 11:59 AM ET
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I had a bunch of orders in July and am up to 30 credits now, awaiting some WL books (I hope).  But I got to thinking, it I give each credit  a value of $3.50 (much less than even a PB would cost me new), then that's over $100  --like having an unused giftcard sitting around!

I don't do Box of Books and rarely deals except on children's series.  I NEVER sell credits!

Last Edited on: 8/5/12 12:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 1:24 PM ET
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That makes sense.  I guess my bookshelves at home weren't as packed as I thought!