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Subject: Trading?
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 4:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2007
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I have an online shop where I sell handmade accessories like hats and scarves, original artwork.  Can I post a thread soliciting a trade for an item in return for credits?  Can I post a link to my shop in my signature?

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I'm 99.9% sure you cannot request credits for your goods, only books.  However, I don't see why you can't have a link in your signature to your shop

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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Leslie's right about the trade, but definitely post a link in your signature line.  Others do so and have introduced us fellow swappers to some great goods!

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
Posts: 2,728
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Nope.  The Help  Center says that you cannot swap anything that is not a book here.

PBS is for the exchange of used books across all topics of interest. paperback, hardcover and audio books in good condition are acceptable here. 

Guidelines below

  • Paperback books
  • Hardcover books (dust jackets not required)
  • Audio books (must be originals, not burned copies)
  • Ex-library books
  • Books with accompanying media
  • Textbooks/Workbooks 
  • Foreign-language books (if in a language other than English, the language must be specified in the book description)
Not allowed:
  • Anything that is not a book
  • Anything that contains advertising
  • Advance Reader Copies (also known as ARC s, Review Copies or Uncorrected Proofs--these are not the final versions of books)
  • CD-ROM books/e-books (books that must be read on a computer)
  • Burned copies of audio books
  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Unbound pages
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets* without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)

*A leaflet/pamphlet is an item with fewer than 20 pages; a booklet is an item with between 20 and 50 pages.

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 8:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
Posts: 17,200
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Can I post a link to my shop in my signature?  

The rules are you can add a link in your signature but NO TEXT telling what it is.    

You also cannot request credits for goods. Credits are only used to swap for books. 





Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:24 PM ET
Member Since: 11/16/2007
Posts: 745
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Having a one line description of your business along with a link is ok on most sites, but having a signature that is an animated flash graphic that fills a browser screen is really pushing it. Not only that, but it's rude and will give your business a bad name.


Date Posted: 11/29/2007 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
Posts: 17,200
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Chuck:  it is against the rules to have a description of a business in your signature line; it is NOT OK on this site.You also cannot have a flash graphic about it.