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Subject: selling credits to another for PBS money in return
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 6:14 AM ET
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I have some credits I want to sell and get back PBS money from another member.Anyone know how this is to done?

Date Posted: 11/22/2013 7:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/22/2013 9:21 AM ET
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You need to do it in the "Book Bazaar".

Determine how much you want per credit. There are a lot of examples there.

Most people ask for Amazon gift certificates. It's quick and can be used for almost anything.

However, YOU can ask for payment any way you like. (I like to buy with cash, but that's just me.)


Last Edited on: 11/23/13 12:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 9:36 AM ET
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He's asked this question once before in the BB and someone told him that PBS Money you can't transfer it. The easiest thing for him to do is just have the person pay with Paypal and then use that money to buy the PBS money.

Just looked and he's asked a couple of times in the BB.

Last Edited on: 11/22/13 10:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 12:39 PM ET
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PBS Money is non-refundtable,non-transferable. There is no way for anyone to get it to you short of contacting the site and asking if they would forgo the Terms of Use and transfer it. I have doubts you will find many, if any, people are going to do that.

Sell the credits into PayPal and then buy PBS money is about the best way to get credits to PBS money.

Kiosk gift certificates are for credits, not PBS money.

Date Posted: 11/22/2013 7:22 PM ET
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We also cannot transfer it between the three sites (PBS, CD, and DVD).  We can transfer credits, not PBS money. 

Subject: The problem there is that Paypal subtracts money with each transaction.
Date Posted: 12/25/2013 9:21 PM ET
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Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 12/27/2013 2:32 PM ET
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The problem there is that Paypal subtracts money with each transaction.

Just curious what this means.  I use Paypal all the time to pay for things and never pay a transaction fee.  The person selling the credits would have to give them an email address to send the Paypal payment too, but they wouldn't have to pay to send the money.  At least I don't think so.

Date Posted: 12/27/2013 4:01 PM ET
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Paypal charges a transaction fee for the service they provide. It usually is deducted for the person the money is transferred to but when sending money it does allow the sender to pay the fee. The fee would need to be figured into what the credit price would be.

Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 12/27/2013 4:24 PM ET
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Thanks Rebecca.  I guess maybe I've never been the receiver of money or I'd know that.

Date Posted: 1/1/2014 8:53 PM ET
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It also depends.

If you have a personal account and they claim it's not for selling things to people you don't know (Such as, oh, say, PBS credits) and they use a non-credit card method of payment, THEN there's no fee.

I have an upgraded account because I used to sell on eBay.  That means I always get the fee, no matter how someone choses to pay me. I can accept credit cards, though

(This is true of a while ago, I assume it still is. I haven't received money to my PayPal account other than refunds for a year or so).