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Subject: Money Saved on "My Account" page
Date Posted: 1/24/2012 12:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I know a while back they changed how they calculated the amount you saved by using PBS to get books.  I don't pay attention to it for the most part, but a couple of weeks ago I wrote down how much it said I'd saved - $2560.25.  Today I looked at it and I'd only saved $2490.81.  How come the downgrade?  And how do they calculate it these days?  I did give a bunch of credits back to PBS.  Would this be the difference?  Thanks. Pat

Date Posted: 1/24/2012 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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I think the calculation is based partly on postage (could be wrong, but I remember others saying that's how they calculate it). So, when the cost of postage went up, it might have changed your totals.

Date Posted: 1/24/2012 5:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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Sarah's probably right.  They adjusted it awhile back to take into account the postage spent (before it was just $4.50 x the # of books you've ordered).  Media mail went up 6 cents on Jan 22, so that's probably why the change. 

I don't think donating credits would have any impact on the total.