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Subject: Money 0.00
Date Posted: 9/26/2010 9:28 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2010
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Why do we have this option with our credits etc. at top of page.  What exactly does this track?  How many credits does it take to get a swapped book?  Isaw somw other books that took cash and credits, what's that?  I find the basic directions on some of this hard to find.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 9:37 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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Welcome to PBS Laurie!

Your PBS money can be used for a couple of things. You can use it to buy postage, DC, credits from the kiosk, and and items from the market place. You don't ever have to put money on your account if you don't want to.

For books it 1 credit for 1 book or 2 credits for any audio book. Someone can not ask more then 1 credit for any bound book or 2 credits for an audio. When you mail a book out and it's marked received you get your credit. If you use the option of PBS DC you get your credit when the PO scans the book. If you use PBS postage you get your credit as soon as you mark it mailed.

Subject: Postage money
Date Posted: 9/26/2010 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2010
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How do you ad postage money?  Can you ad it through PayPal ?

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 10:01 AM ET
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Yep, I  only use paypal, never my credit card. There is a $0.50 fee from PBS when you add money. I'm not sure if they do it with just a regular credit card or not. When your printing your label there are 3 options

1) Buy printable Postage (DC comes with this option automatically)

2) Buy only DC

or

3) Print just the label, none of the extras.

These are right under where you choose the line up of the wrapper you want.



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Date Posted: 9/26/2010 10:13 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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Isaw somw other books that took cash and credits, what's that?

Laurie - the books that you can buy for cash plus a credit are brand-new books that PBS sells in the PBS Marketplace.  The money is used to help run the site.  It is a great way to get a wish listed book.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 10:50 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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"How do you ad postage money?"

Laurie, click the + next to the *Money 0.00* & follow the directions to add money to your account.  I also use PayPal & it's very simple to add the money to your account to use for postage or PBS Market books, etc.  Welcome & Happy Swapping!

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 11:32 AM ET
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For detailed information on this and other important parts of PBS, click on HELP CENTER at the top of your page!