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Topic: Is it okay to ask to borrow a credit from someone?

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Subject: Is it okay to ask to borrow a credit from someone?
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:26 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2007
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I just had a wishlist book come up, and I am out of credits, and can't afford to buy one outright, at least til I hit the bank.  Is it okay to borrow credits on PBS? 

If so, would anyone be willing to loan me one?

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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Hi Samantha - this has to be done in the book bazaar and there  are rules to follow which are in the red sticky at the top.  I will post the link so it is easy to find in a minute.
 -jubead

ETA- I just buddied a credit, no need to pay back just send it forward when someone needs one and you have one to spare.



Last Edited on: 10/9/09 6:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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Here are the rules from the BB

(7) Rules regarding posts asking for "credit loans"

 
  • The original post in the topic should specify clearly (1) how many credits are needed (maximum 6) and  (2) a timeframe to repay them. 
  • Any members who lend credits in response to these threads must post in the topic that they have given credits, and how many.  
  • When the member who asked for a loan has gotten the credits she needs, she must edit the topic title and the original post to say "Thank you--no more replies needed!" .
  • No member should post a topic asking to borrow credits more than once per month, and can do this a maximum of 2 months in a row. So it is okay to ask in January and again in February, but that same member cannot ask again until April.
  • Anyone giving credits to a member in response to this kind of topic who expects repayment should send a PM saying "I have lent you [x number of] credits - pay me back when you can". 
  • Anyone giving credits to a member in response to this kind of topic who does NOT expect repayment should include in her PM "I have sent you [x number of credits] - no need to repay".
  • These credit loan topics may not appear anywhere but Book Bazaar. The original poster may bump the topic if she needs to only once.