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Subject: sent books without credit
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 6/14/2009
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I communicated with someone and sent two books without any credit and I don't expect any.

However, it would be nice if I could enter in the system that I have mailed those books, so that nice tracking of how many times book traveled from one person to another is still in use.

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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How come you expect to be able to use the system without going through it's (safe, time-tested, well-used) processes? I guess you could find the book someone else has listed and make a "note" or a "tag" that says "I shipped this." But someone else may delete your personal tag. I suppose it's sweet that you sent books to someone with no credit, but that's kinda at your own risk there. Using the PBS system and process is *the* way to be able to take advantage of the features like tracking and mileage.

ETA: It's too late now, but in the future if you want to do this but still track, I would suggest going the usual PBS route of one credit per book. Then the books go through (and remain) in the system. If you really wanted them to be free, you could just buddy the two credits back to the person after they've been received and checked in.

Last Edited on: 9/9/09 2:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: I think there is a 'mail to a friend' option.
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 2:54 PM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2005
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Date Posted: 9/9/2009 3:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Hi Sergei,

 I think it was nice of you to send books without requesting credits. Although, most members of PBS certainly don't expect anything like that.

The only way to really do it and still have the tracking, etc, is to have the other person order from your shelf and then you buddy back the credits.

Hope that helps.

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 6:06 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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There is another way.  There is the send books to a friend option from your bookshelf.  Go through your own bookshelf to the book's page and it is there.  This option does not work with WL books.  And you need to have the address.  I have used it for the free book in a deal when I did not want the long passport (footprint) to get lost.   If I remember correctly, the sender needs to mark the book recieved.

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 9:51 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I use the Mail to A friend option when sending game books.  But like Emily said you cannot use this for WL books.