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Subject: New Credit Limit Imposed
Date Posted: 1/26/2008 1:29 AM ET
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Whoops, I resolved this issue by reading the latest newsletter. I wish there was a delete button!



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Date Posted: 1/26/2008 2:48 AM ET
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Well if you have a different question you can now edit the title.

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 7:45 AM ET
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could you repost so others can see. i havent gotten a newsletter so i dont know what your Q was or the answer. :)

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 7:52 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/26/2008 12:19 PM ET
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I have the option checked to receive the newsletter, but for some reason, the way they are sent out, it always ends up in my spam folder so I sometimes don't catch it.  What is up with a credit limit?  Is there any way to access the newsletter through the website?  I couldn't find it.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 12:21 PM ET
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You can get to the Newsletter archive in your Club Communications--it's a link at the top of your account page.

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 12:52 PM ET
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They made a limit to the number of credits you can buy from PBS of 30 in one month.  You can buy credits from other PBS members. But they want to encourage people to post books into the system and not just buy credits. They said this rule will effect very few people. 

 

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 1:21 PM ET
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If it's ending up in your Spam folder, try adding the email address it comes from to your address book.  That may help get the club newsletter to your inbox.

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Thanks all!

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 3:28 PM ET
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ok, i just wanted to know about the credit limit! havent bought any yet! thanks for the answer. :)

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 3:47 PM ET
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From January 11th

New Credit-purchasing limit.  There is now a limit on each account for purchasing credits: each member can purchase up to 30 credits per calendar month.  Credit-purchasing is intended to supplement swapping in case of emergency; it is best for the club if credits are earned here by swapping books.   You can still buy Gift Certificates for others (these won't be subject to the limit until they are applied to an account).   This limit isn't meant to cramp your style, and it shouldn't--only a tiny number of you purchase more than 30 credits per month, so this change won't affect the others at all.  

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 4:50 PM ET
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Credit-purchasing is intended to supplement swapping in case of emergency; it is best for the club if credits are earned here by swapping books.

I understand where they are coming from, but I think they should make an exception for APO/FPO members. Not that I can imagine anyone needing 30 credits per month anyway...but still, if they are going to allow people at foreign post office addresses to join, there needs to be some understanding that those people probably can't SEND books to other members. I was only at a APO for 2 months but I didn't post any books then...

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 8:39 PM ET
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Why can't you send stuff from an APO/FPO?  I've had people overseas on military bases send stuff to me in the mail from the base, not from a local PO.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/26/2008 8:47 PM ET
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Maybe it depends where your APO/FPO is? We have friends with an APO address at the US embassy in Hong Kong and they have no trouble sending us things. They've never tried to send us books, but I can't imagine it would be an issue.

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 8:58 PM ET
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It seems to me if it only effects a tiny number of people then why bother doing it??

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 9:01 PM ET
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Maybe a tiny number of people were buying a whole bunch of credits?

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 2:29 AM ET
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When I first saw this post I panicked thinking they were going to make a limit on the number of credits you can have at one time.  I'm not ordering much because of a move coming up. I'm mostly just doing boxes and accepting WL offers.  Then I remembered the 30 credit purchasing limit.  My guess they decided to put a cap on it now while it's just a few people. Instead of waiting until a lot of people are buying large blocks of credits turning this into a book buying website instead of a book swapping website.

Plus anyone who feels the need to buy that many credits can just buy them from other PBS members. I've sold credits on here a few times.  I might sell some soon because I need to restock my PBS and DVD accounts with postage.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 4:17 AM ET
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If I remember right, and it is entirely possible that I don't, I think the problem comes in that for every credit owned by a member, legally there has to be a book in the system for it.  So when people buy credits, R&R have to put that number of books into the system from their own pockets.

If that is the case, then you can imagine what a strain it might cause on R&R to be selling massive amounts of credits.  A limit would therefore protect them from all of a sudden having several members buying a whole bunch of credits in a short period of time.

Just an idea, anyway...

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:26 PM ET
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Susanna -- a small number of people can have a disproportionate effect on the system. If a new rule only hurts a small number of people, but that small number are hurting the whole club by their actions (unintentionally, I'm sure) then that is a good reason to implement the rule.