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Subject: Ordering more then 1 copy of a book without being a "Gold Member"
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 3:30 PM ET
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I keep trying to order 7 copies of a certain book (There are 87 copies available in the system).  After I order the 1st copy, I try to order the next one but system wants me to become a gold member and won't let me order without the membership!! Is there anyway around this? - Tks again, David

Date Posted: 8/23/2012 4:00 PM ET
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Not that I know of except ordering it by another ISBN (if available), or having friends who belong to PBS order it for you and have it sent to you.  You'd have to send them a credit, and give them your address.  Pat

Date Posted: 8/23/2012 4:02 PM ET
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Gold Membership is the only type that allows you to order multiple copies of a book.

There is another way around this, though ... you can ask some fellow members to help you out.

It works like this ... you get 6 people to help you, send them each a credit, and a PM with the ISBN that you want to order, and your mailing information. The other members order the book, but have it mailed to your address. You let them know as you receive each copy, so they can mark the books received appropriately.

I would be willing to help you, if you decide you want to do it this way. Just friend me the credit, and send a PM with the ordering and mailing info.

Volunteers will volunteer themselves in this thread for you.

But ... if this is something that you will be doing frequently, you may want to invest in Gold Membership, it's $13.00 for a year.

Last Edited on: 8/23/12 4:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 4:17 PM ET
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I would be glad to assist as well.

Date Posted: 8/23/2012 6:52 PM ET
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I'd be willing to help as well.

Date Posted: 8/23/2012 7:06 PM ET
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Me too.

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 2:02 AM ET
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I'm willing to help.

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 7:02 AM ET
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Me, too.

mistie -
Date Posted: 8/24/2012 7:46 AM ET
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If you need another volunteer, I'm willing. 

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 8:20 AM ET
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I can do it as well if you still need requestors. 

Subject: Thank You One and All
Date Posted: 8/24/2012 8:55 AM ET
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You folks all seem so nice at this site.  I've decided to go ahead and become a "Gold Member".  It seems to be the easiest way to do this.  Our Library Book Club will probably having a bunch of different books each month!!! - Thanks again to all you kind folks!! - David Navratil

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 9:03 AM ET
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If it's for a library book club, why not have all the members join and order their own copies?  You can always give them each a credit at the beginning of the month r something.

Date Posted: 8/24/2012 5:47 PM ET
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Just for future reference, you don't need multiple people to do this.  All you need is one GK member--send that one member as many credits as you need copies, and one person can order them all at once.  Saves time!

Date Posted: 8/25/2012 10:28 PM ET
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Just as an observer, I'd like to say thanks to all the members who responded to this issue.  I never cease to be impressed with the willingness of PBS members to help out!!  I'm so glad that I stumbled across this site wa-a-a-ay back in 2006!   :^]

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 6:36 AM ET
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I feel the same was as Anna.  There are so many kind people on this site.  I've had such positive experiences here. I'm so glad a friend told me about the site. 


You may wish to tell your friends in the book club about PBS.  If they like to read, they may really enjoy the site too.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 5:25 PM ET
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And if they list you as the person who referred them, you can earn referral credits once they've posted 10 books.

Date Posted: 8/26/2012 11:15 PM ET
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I love PBSers! They are some of the kindest most generous people!