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Subject: question about selling credits
Date Posted: 12/29/2015 12:30 AM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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Could someone please help me understand exactly how I would go about selling some of my book credits? I do not understand the process at all, although I've searched here to find an answer.  I specifically don't understand the payment process.  I've see use Paypal or Amazon gift card but I don't understand how to use either of those for accepting payment.  Thank you so much for any help you can give me!


Date Posted: 12/29/2015 1:14 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,485
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This happens in the book bazaar. You would need to provide the email that your Amazon account or PayPal account is under. (In a PM, not in the forum.) Then the buyer sends you a gift certificate by email. You gift them the credits. So there needs to be some trust over the transaction. 

I was lucky and found an experienced member who talked me through it my first time. 

Last Edited on: 12/29/15 1:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/29/2015 5:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2008
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Hi Cathy,

As Emily said:

"So there needs to be some trust over the transaction"

Unfortunately, I see you have no profile set up. I can't see how long you've been a member, if you've sent or received any books, or any info. about you. As a buyer I would be taking all the risk because you would get your money before I got any credits. 

You have a perfect right to your privacy, but the other person may not feel comfortable sending someone cash they know so little about.

Good luck

Date Posted: 12/29/2015 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Yes. I will look at previous forum posts to judge that a member has been using the Book Bazaar before. Sort of look for red flags in previous deals.

Of course, almost all my own traffic is in swap games. But both BB and games create a level of trust. It will show up if members don't follow through.