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Topic: Newbie here---do I have to use DC?

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Subject: Newbie here---do I have to use DC?
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2007
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Just wondering if I have to use DC. Getting ready to mail out my first 3 requests! :)

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 12:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/25/2007
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It's not required but I highly recommend it. I never used to put dc on my books but then I had 2 lost in about a month. Now I use it for every book. And you have the bonus of getting a quick credit as soon as your book is scanned instead of having to wait for the book to be delivered.

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Date Posted: 7/25/2007 1:09 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/25/2007 1:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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I never use it.  In 5 months, I've never had a book go lost.  So, I although I am sure one day I'll have a lost book (as it seems to happen to everyone every once in awhile) I'm okay with that.  Financially, it seems that if you pay the extra .20 or .30 cents or whatever it is, that adds up over time.  One lost book out of 50 seems less expensive than paying for DC each time. 

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 1:20 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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I used to use it before the postal rates went up, and I found that mailing most of my books out first class was cheaper than media mail, the books get where they are going within 2-3 days, and that was how long it was taking me, at least, to get the quick credit as I live in a town where the post office doesn't have the appropriate scanner to scan them right away.  Everyone else is also correct, you do not have to use DC, it is your choice.

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 2:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2005
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I always use it.  Never had a book I sent go lost but I like the peace of mind, kinda. 

And I always get the Quick Credit right away (even if I put the package in my own outgoing mailbox!), so it's nice not to have to wait for the person to get it--and if they're out of town or something when the package gets to them, that can delay your credit too.

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 3:03 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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Add me to those who haven't ever used it, and have had no problems.  I figure if one transaction in twenty goes "bad" (and it's probably less than that, percentage-wise) it's not worth the cost/hassle.  I can be "self-insured" for the cost of a credit, I'm not that poor!

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