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Subject: Rules to keep account active
Date Posted: 8/8/2012 4:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/20/2012
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Hi Are there any rules to keep your account active?

Thanks

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 4:01 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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Heather - as long as you don't miss any requests (incoming or outgoing) there is nothing special that needs to be done.  If you're going to be away and unable to fulfill requests, I recommend you put your account on Vacation Hold (blue link on your my account page).

 

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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A secret number of book orders being missed will flag your account to be reviewed. At that point, PBS will email you. They can also see when you last logged in.

PBS offers us vacation hold. They will also suspend your account if you ask, so you just have to contact them to reopen it. I imagine we would want to use this option if we were going to be away from a USPS mailing address for a long time.

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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The Terms of Use (there's a link to it at the bottom of each page)  also say:

Dormant Accounts
An account may be deemed "dormant" when no items have been ordered, shipped, or purchased within any 1 year period. Dormant accounts may be closed and any accumulated Book Credits forfeited without compensation to the account holder.

Subject: More activity
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 10:16 AM ET
Member Since: 5/26/2009
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How can I get more requests for my books? Any tips?
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 10:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Lisa, I would start a new thread to ask this question to get more answers. After looking at your bookshelf, I would run a deal because there's nothing there that's in high demand.  You also don't have many posted. The more books you have posted, the more orders you are likely to get.  Some would say to troll thrift stores and garage sales for cheap books. But it's cheaper to just buy some credits from another member, order books here, read and repost them.  Unless you want to take the time to research what's WL, what will move quickly and where it's cheapest to get them etc.., 

 



Last Edited on: 8/19/12 10:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/21/2012 9:06 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Regarding Dormant Accounts, I asked a question about that quote from the Terms Of Use in a different thread, and Len (from PBS) posted this:

We do not remove credits or close accounts on any of the three sites just for being inactive, though we reserve the right to do so. Inactivity is a factor considered when our system points out members that are doing things that harm the club. Here are some things that cause accounts to be reviewed for closure, but these are examples, not an exhaustive list:

Fraud of any kind.

Failing to respond to or declining requests.

Failing to respond to Wish List offers. (Not the same as logging in and declining WL offers)

Not marking books received in a timely manner.

Marking emails as spam. This is due to a legal agreement we have with email providers. Each time a member marks an email as spam (accidentally or otherwise), he or she is telling their email provider that they never signed up for our site. This causes the email provider to contact us requesting that we not send that member any more email. Since email is crucial to the participation in the sites, we are forced to close the member's account.

 

See this Link for the full thread.