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Topic: Tarot and other card deck sets and some other kits....

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Subject: Tarot and other card deck sets and some other kits....
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 6:05 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2014
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Last Edited on: 2/23/15 1:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 2/17/2015 7:01 AM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2006
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Erin - Unfortunately, you cannot ask for more than 1 credit ... Just thought you should know ...

Can I offer/ask more credits (more than PBS 'price') for a book?


  • A bound book "costs" 1 credit at PBS (no exceptions)

  • An audiobook "costs" 2 credits at PBS 

    • some "children's-length" audiocassette items cost 1 credit each

Offering to "pay" (or asking a requestor to "pay"--see below) more than "PBS price" for a book is not permitted. 


  • If the book is Wishlisted, offering more than the PBS "price" for the book may allow members to leapfrog over others in the Wish List for the book. This obviously is not fair.
  • Even if the book is not Wish Listed, a "free market" system could lead to "bidding" for a book, and auctions are NOT permitted on PBS.
  • One reason is that auctions are subject to state laws, and as PBS members belong to various states, this could be illegal.
  • The other reason is that we want all members to have a fair chance to get books on PBS.  Pitting those who have lots of credits to spare against those who don't have a lot of credits at the time goes against the very spirit of PBS--the fair sharing of books. Everybody equal.

Asking for more than "PBS price" for a book is considered bookselling

  • Bookselling is not permitted at PBS
  • If you feel that your book is too valuable (or too costly to ship) to be swapped for "PBS price", you should not Post it here.
  • If this is a matter of postage cost (your book is heavy), remember that you can also request a "heavy" book with the credit you get for sending yours--so it all evens out.
Date Posted: 2/20/2015 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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Also, and I am not yelling,  while there are a lot of rules, there is an awesome help section, and another forum for Questions about PaperbackSwap.  Folks are always glad to help.

I am so sorry that people yelled at you.  I've been here almost a decade and I've never yet seen someone yell at someone else for asking a question.

Last Edited on: 2/20/15 9:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/23/2015 1:25 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2014
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Well they were more 25 ready to pounce on someone new to the forum violating the precious rules like PBS doctrine lol - they're just books, everyone calm down...that kind of thing, pretentious and annoying. I'll just steer clear of the forums I guess from now on....

Date Posted: 2/23/2015 1:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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For anyone new to the Book Bazaar Forum, you can find the rules for posting here right at the top of the Forum in the red sticky thread. Sorry you weren't able to find them before posting Erin.

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