Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: NEW to PBS

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: NEW to PBS
Date Posted: 8/25/2010 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2010
Posts: 1
Back To Top

I don't quite understand the concept yet... if I post books I'd like to swap do I still have to pay to get other books or are they free like mine are for others??

Date Posted: 8/25/2010 2:08 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
Posts: 7,698
Back To Top


You only have to pay postage to mail out books to other members when they are requested from you (you will get an e-mail notifying you of the request(s). The cost to mail an average HC is about $2.77 (media mail rate). It costs you nothing to request books from other members. The rate is 1 credit for paper books and 2 credits for audio books. If you do not have enough credits, you can buy some in the kiosk. Once another member marks a book you sent as received, you get 1 credit.

Date Posted: 8/25/2010 2:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
Posts: 15,690
Back To Top

Jessica - welcome to PBS. :)

In order to get books via PBS, you need credits. You get credits when books you sent are marked received by other members. Once you have a credit, then you can order any book you want that is available. When you order it, the credit will be deducted from your account.

I recommend you go to the Help Documents and read:

  • How PBS works
  • Club Basics


Date Posted: 8/25/2010 5:22 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,177
Back To Top

Welcome to PBS Jessica.  You are correct, you only pay postage on books you send (and receive a credit when they are marked received on the other end).  When requesting books, you use a credit but incure no mailing expenses.

Last Edited on: 8/25/10 8:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/25/2010 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
Posts: 10,129
Back To Top

I think everyone has explained it.

So I'll just say WELCOME.

Date Posted: 8/25/2010 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
Posts: 37,558
Back To Top

Welcome to our addiction Jessica.

Subject: welcome
Date Posted: 8/28/2010 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
Posts: 5,445
Back To Top

I won't repeat what everyone else has said, but WELCOME and practice being patient!

Date Posted: 8/28/2010 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
Posts: 20,210
Back To Top

Welcome to PBS!