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Subject: OT: anyone here also on dvdswap?
Date Posted: 6/28/2010 4:57 PM ET
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Looking at PBS's sister site for swapping dvd's.  The site looks the same.   Does it work the same?  Anyone on both sites?  Thoughts? 

I'm assuming that there's regulations for quality?  I'm pretty easy going when it comes to books-as long as it's readable, I'm a pretty happy woman.  But to have  a dvd stop playing in the middle due to wear etc. would make me very upset. 

 

TIA

 

Jan

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 6:10 PM ET
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I'm on both.  There is a three book for 2 DVD ratio.  There are also rules on the limits of transferring your starter credits and how many credits can be transferred.  Some limit to how many book or DVD credits can be transferred.

The wish list is set up slightly different.  You rate the priority of the DVDs.  But it is similar enough that it is easy to find your way around.

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 6:29 PM ET
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Oh interesting, I didn't know that some credits could be swapped from site to site.  I figured I'd be starting from ground zero. 

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 6:52 PM ET
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I tried it  - when it first began, I think. I got rid of several DVDs I had laying around got some new ones. I read so much I don't watch very many movies! I still have the DVDs I got from SwapaDVD and have not watched them yet. ;) They do not require the cases to be sent, I don't think, but the DVDs must be playable.  I think the lost items thing might be different from here but I'm not sure.

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 7:30 PM ET
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I also used it when it first came out but we don't watch tv much anymore so I swapped all my credits back to PBS.  Its a great system though since DVD's can be so  high

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 11:06 PM ET
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I have used the SwapaCD for a few cds, but it is not as robust as the books and just use it every once in awhile.

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 6:41 AM ET
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I belong to the DVD site.  Many of the movies I would like to see are wait listed but I'm a patient person so it's ok.  More of a reader than a movie watcher.  There is a difference in how the waiting list is handled, something to do with the numbered place on the list so you might want to check that out. 

I only recently received a DVD that was scratched and that was because the person sending did not wrap it properly.  She was notified and I am going to watch the DVD and see if it's ok.  The sender was completely understanding so there's no problem if it doesn't play, though I wish people would pay more attention to how they wrap things.

Margaret

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 7:34 AM ET
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We are on DVD as well.  My DH has gotten lots of movies from there and we have gotten rid of some  we don't watch.  I haven't ever had any problem with damaged disks, but one came the other day with what looked like jelly or something on it.  My hubby cleaned it and it worked fine.  He marked it received before I could write a note to the sender. 

The only problem I have is with the Swap a CD site.  It costs $1.50 PLUS credits to get a cd.  (there goes my Lenny Kravitz CD)

I don't understand why it costs $1.50 on that site and nothing on the others.  Not that I'm complaining; I just switch any cd credits to DVD or book.  but It is annoying.

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 9:01 AM ET
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Yes, Betsy, I don't understand the reason for the charge either. that is another reason I don't use it much.

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 10:37 AM ET
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Thanks for the thoughts all.  I think I'll give the dvd site a try.  It's not like the dvds are moving on ebay anyway.  Years ago I remember joining some swap club that didn't require the cases(wihch I have) to be included.  Geez-wonder if I'm a member and didn't even know it!

Jan

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 2:26 PM ET
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They do not require the cases to be sent, I don't think,

Swap-a-DVD requires the case AND the original artwork.  I'm a member, but I very rarely order a DVD.  I mail a fair amount out though and transfer my credits over here.

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 3:16 PM ET
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I'm on the Swapadvd site. I don't use it that much.  But my daughter is about to turn 13 and I'm hoping we'll get to the point where I can purge a lot of kids movies.  We have a lot that she rarely watches at this point but isn't quite ready to get rid of them yet.  I usually have to tranfer book credits if a WL CD comes up.  I don't even have a big WL over there.  Maybe 10 or so.  I had good luck with it in replacing some Disney classics that I only had on VHS.  I didn't mind waiting in the slower lines because we had them on VHS to watch.  But I managed to get Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & The Beast, Fantasia, Lion King and a few others on the DVD site even before some of them were reissued. I didn't really care if I got the new ones with all the bonus stuff. I just wanted the classics on DVD.