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Subject: selling credits
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 11:48 AM ET
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Can anyone tell me why someone would sell their credits?   I can see selling some to help someone out who is short on them but to have many and not use them yourself?  I find it hard to believe that with almost 2 million books posted you can't find something you want.  I see a book I want every time I get on this site.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 11:56 AM ET
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some people build up a lot of credits so they just want to sell some.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Some also sell extra to help cover postage costs, makes trading a little cheaper.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I earned a good 30 credits the 1st month I joined.  I had a bunch of WL books to post including a few audiobooks.  Then a couple months later I dug through some books, audiobooks(I had been collecting them for years) and found a bunch more WL audios, kids books and books I've had for a long time and never read.  I was sending and sending and so I sold credits a couple times to cover postage.  I have a cross country move coming up and am pretty much just ordering WL books that get offered me.  I'm going to put those on hold soon as well.  I have 35 credits now, with about 10 pending in swaps and book orders.  I just sold a bunch to someone a few wks ago.  I have like 300 unread books that I'm trying to work through. So I'm not ordering much.

A lot of people have access to really cheap books and they get them and just post them here.  They send a lot of books out and sell credits to cover postage.  Some people hate sending books out or keep most of them and don't earn many credits so they buy them.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:41 PM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2006
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If you check out the TOP 50 you would see the top 3 Swappers have completed  3374--2890--& 2844 swaps.... that's a lot of credits!

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Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:43 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/28/2008 1:58 PM ET
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I haven't sold any credits, but I have close to 200 in my TBR pile and am holding off ordering anything except a few HTF books on my wishlist, and I'm not anywhere close to #1 anyway on most of them anyway.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2006
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I've got over 150 books in my TBR pile and 118 credits. The point of me joining this site was to get some books out of the house and "trade them out" with other books. It's not that I don't *want* more books, it's that I physically have no more room for them at the moment. I haven't sold any credits yet, but I've been thinking about it. As it is now, I prefer to keep them stockpiled for wishlist purposes. I won't turn down any book I've wishlisted.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2006
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My reason is like Leigh, I joined primarily to cull the herd of books in my apartment.  Getting a few books in return was a bonus.  Also, I have a massive stockpile of credits from swap a CD and I know for a fact I'll never use them all because turnaround on my wishlist has been incredibly slow. 

I could've donated my books somewhere, I could've sold them on the sites elsewhere... definitely.  But I liked PBS and the idea of sometimes getting a book in return.  I've gotten to the point where I'm pretty even on the amount going in vs the amount going out so I've been able to obtain plenty of new reading material while keeping my books on hand to a minimum.

I'm sure none of that makes sense except in my head!  =p