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Subject: Transferring credits to dvdswap
Date Posted: 3/8/2011 3:51 PM ET
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I just tried dvdswap for the first time and was able to find a tv series available that I like. So I transferred my ONLY credits to that site so I could accept the offer ( which was available for six credits). Only six transferred to the other site and the other three are gone from my PBS account. Do you have to use tokens to transfer???? I checked my credit registry and it confirms that nine left PBS and only six arrived at the DVD site. Advise??
Date Posted: 3/8/2011 3:56 PM ET
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Transfers to Swapadvd are at a ratio of 3 to 2, meaning every 3 PBS credits you transfer will earn you 2 Swapadvd credits.  So 9 PBS credits would equal 6 DVD credits. 

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 3:58 PM ET
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From the Help Center:

  • To transfer to SwapaDVD from SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap, you will need to have at least 3 credits in your SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap account.  The minimum number to transfer to SwapaDVD is 3 credits, which are transferred at a ratio of 2:3, which means that 3 SwapaCD or PaperBackSwap credits will convert to 2 credits if transferred to SwapaDVD.

     PBS credits will be transferred 1:1 to SwapaCD (1 PBS credit = 1 SwapaCD credit),  while PBS credits will be transferred 3:2 to SwapaDVD (3 PBS credits = 2 SwapaDVD credits, and vice versa).

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 4:55 PM ET
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Ugh...thanks. I won't be doing that again
Date Posted: 3/8/2011 5:13 PM ET
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Tammie, if that didn't work out well for you, you could always transfer the 6 SwapADVD credits back to 9 PBS credits.

Date Posted: 3/8/2011 5:20 PM ET
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When you transferred the credits, it should have said exactly what it was doing. From what I remember I selected an option from a drop down that said something like " Transfer 9 PBS Credits for 6 DVD Credits". If you don't like the exchange, just transfer them back.

The DVD Kiosk price is $4.95 where the PBS is $3.45 so the exchange is not going to be a 1 for 1. When I need them on the DVD site, I just buy them there since the Bazaar prices are cheaper per credit there and the cost to earn them here is higher for me.

Date Posted: 3/9/2011 12:39 AM ET
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Transferring between sister sites is not a 1 to 1 ratio.  IIRC that is stated on the page you have to click through to finish the transaction.  Sorry it was an unpleasant surprise for you.