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Subject: Can you Sell Credits?
Date Posted: 1/7/2008 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
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I have more credits then I need at the moment and I wanted to see if it's allowed to sell them here on the site and if so how much do you usually sell them for? I'm assuming it would be the same cost that you could buy them for.


Date Posted: 1/7/2008 2:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I've bought a few over in the book bazaar forum.  I'm not sure what the going rate is, it's been awhile since I've bought them there.  I do remember that paypal does charge $.50 I think for small transactions, so keep that in mind when you decide what to charge.

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 2:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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If you charge the same as the site there is no incentive to buy from you instead. I generally charge $3 cause its less than the price on the site but its usually more than I pay in postage for any given book.

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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paypal only charges if you receive payment by CC or if you have a business/premier account.  I have a freebie account and as long as someone doesn't try to pay via CC then there is no fee

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Paypal charges .50 to remove money.  So if you sell some credits and then want to use the $ from paypal to put into your PBS account for postage, you'll pay .50.  It won't charge you to leave the $ in the account and use it for purchases on Ebay.  You need to decide if you only want payment through PBS from someone's checking account or if you'll except a debit or credit card.  It charges you to accept a debit/cc payment. 

$3 is the going rate for selling credits in book bazaar. Sometimes you might see them for less.  I've never seen anyone asking more for them. I think any more than $3 and most people would buy them direct from PBS to help support the sight. I've sold them several times for $3/each.  I usually only do deals for 10 or more credits at a time. Otherwise it's not worth the cost of accepting the payment or transferring the money.


Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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thats strange that pp chargees to transfer money to pbs.  i have never been charged to use pp to pay for other things.



Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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The person paying is not charged. The person receiving the payment is.

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 11:55 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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well, i just figured out that to transfer money INTO pbs they charge 50 cents.  its kind of weird that they charge to get money transferred in. i guess i will just continue printing the way i have been thus far and dealing with delayed credits. 

ill support the site by purchasing any books from Amazon through here but i wont pay to tranfser money in. :(


oh well..nothing is perfect i guess. :)