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Subject: Question from brand new member
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 2:57 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2008
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Hello,

I just joined this service and I was wondering if we receive the books back? My understanding is, and please correct me if I am wrong,  that we post our books on our account and people "borrow" them?

Thanks.

Date Posted: 6/3/2008 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 5/2/2008
Posts: 48
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Actually, no, you do not get the books back.  When you send them out you are giving them to someone else.  When you receive a book it is yours to keep forever, unless you decide to repost it.

 

Date Posted: 6/3/2008 3:02 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2006
Posts: 229
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No, you send off your books, and they find new homes.  The recipient may keep them, gift them, sell them, or re-swap them, but they don't come back to you.  In return for sending off your books, you get credits, which you can use to get new-to-you books, which are likewise yours to keep, re-swap, etc. 

Date Posted: 6/3/2008 3:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
Posts: 2,164
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Hi Sana - There is a brief tutorial here on how the site works.  It's a quick thing that will give you an overview of the basics:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/how_to_swap_books.php

Date Posted: 6/3/2008 6:12 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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Date Posted: 6/3/2008 6:18 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
Posts: 2,690
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I understand what you are trying to say..."Pattie, as a rule members are not allowed to resale books they receive here." but, your statement is a bit misleading.  The correct statement would be that members are not allowed to specifically obtain books for the purpose of selling them because as is stated..."When you receive a book you requested, it does belong to you, and you can do whatever you would like with it after you have read it. "

Subject: Posting books
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 8:21 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
Posts: 5,425
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So don't post a book you aren't ready to send to a new home...............

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 3:53 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
Posts: 12,412
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Read the help center.  Everything you will ever need to know is there.