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Subject: question about transfering credits to dvdswap
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 10:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2010
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When I tried to transfer my credits to dvdswap it told me that I have to RECEIVE two paperbacks before doing so, or did I misunderstand something?

The wait time on my WL books is so long  that they'll be of no use to me when they're available, while the dvds on the same topic are available now.



Last Edited on: 12/5/10 10:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 10:30 PM ET
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You cannot transfer your two first free credits.  You need to order books with the free credits before you can transfer credits.



Last Edited on: 12/5/10 10:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 10:33 PM ET
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Are you saying that I have to receive two books before I can transfer? Or that I can only use credits from books that I ship? In other words; I can not transfer the free credits, I can only transfer credits from books I've shipped. Correct?



Last Edited on: 12/5/10 10:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 10:45 PM ET
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Are you saying that I have to receive two books before I can transfer?

 In other words; I can not transfer the free credits, I can only transfer credits from books I've shipped. Correct?

That's correct Tina :)

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 11:25 PM ET
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In addition, you would need to earn 3 credits before you can transfer because it is a 3:2 transfer rate to the DVD site.

Here is the information from the Help Center:

How to transfer credits between PaperBackSwap, SwapaCD and SwapaDVD

This can be done very easily!  You need to have an account at each site you want to transfer to/from.

  • The Transfer credits link is under My Account in your PaperBackSwap, SwapaDVD and SwapaCD accounts. There is also a link under Kiosk at the top of any page on the three sites.

    Note: In order to transfer credits from your accounts,  you will have to have used your initial credits for the site you are transferring from. This is because the initial free credits we give are gifts to encourage members to try out the site. We do not intend for the startup credits to be used on our other sites.  And in order to transfer your initial free SwapaCD credit that you earn for posting 10 CDs to your account, you will need to deposit SwapaCD Money to your account.

  • To transfer to SwapaDVD from SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap, you will need to have at least 3 credits in your SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap account.  The minimum number to transfer to SwapaDVD is 3 credits, which are transferred at a ratio of 2:3, which means that 3 SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap credits will convert to 2 credits if transferred to SwapaDVD.

     PBS credits will be transferred 1:1 to SwapaCD (1 PBS credit = 1 SwapaCD credit),  while PBS credits will be transferred 3:2 to SwapaDVD (3 PBS credits = 2 SwapaDVD credits, and vice versa). 

  • Credit transfers between sites are permitted only between two accounts held by the same person. Transferring credits between two accounts on different sites links these accounts as "yours" and no other credit transfers will be permitted from or to any other accounts from these. 

So if you want to give someone else book credits from your SwapaCD account, you will need to transfer the credits between YOUR accounts on SwapaCD and PBS, and then make the transfer to the other person's PBS account from your PBS account.
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 11:46 PM ET
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You do not have to RECEIVE the two books, but you do have to have SPENT the two credits at the time you start the transfer. Try this:

- order two books

- transfer your remaining credits in multiples of three

- cancel the two orders

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 12:04 AM ET
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It used to be that you could transfer all but the first two.  I think it changed that you needed to use the first two before transfering.  Cathy's suggestion may work.  This was changed to cut down on folks listing books to just get DVDs or CDs.  That you need to prove that you are active before transfering.

I think there is also a limit on how many you can tranfer without ordering books.  Hear of folks getting a notice that they are at the limit.



Last Edited on: 12/6/10 12:05 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/6/2010 2:28 PM ET
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Thanks for the help. I should have asked how to navigate on the site instead! I did find a few available books, so I'll use the credits here.

I had 5 books that people had on their WL. One of the people asked if I smoke, which I do & I canceled her order. Is there a way to input this information so I don't have to do this each time? I also have a cat & know that can be a problem for some as well.

Four of these books weigh almost 5 pds each so I'd rather not have issues once they are sent.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 3:02 PM ET
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Tina,

members need to have requestor's conditions if they require books to be in better than PBS standard quality (IE smoke free or pet free home).  When you get the request, a box will show up with the requestor conditions.  If you can't meet them, just type "does not meet conditions" and click the "my book does not meet conditions" button.  This will let the person stay in line while your book is offered to the next person.