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Subject: US only, or Canada too?
Date Posted: 1/30/2012 9:18 PM ET
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I tried to input my address but it did not allow me to choose a province, only a state.  Can someone let me know if this is open to Canadians?  If so, how do I input my address?  If not, what can we do to get it started up here too?

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 9:23 PM ET
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Per the TOS, the site is only available to US residents. 

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 9:55 PM ET
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It is only open to American residents because the club depends upon the use of Media Mail, which is a less expensive postal class for mailing books, and is only valid within the U.S.

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 10:03 PM ET
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Bummer Amy, we'd love to have you.  Unfortunately, (as already posted) PBS is based on Media Mail rates which are only available inside the U.S.  I've heard rumors that some Canadians work out arrangements with family or friends with U.S. addresses.

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 10:09 PM ET
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Hi, Amy.  Unfortunately, Canadain addresses can't join the book club.  You can check another site called bookmooch.com that is similar and allows addresses from all around the world.

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 8:15 AM ET
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From reading the forums on Bookmooch it sounds like Canada has really expensive mailing rates. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 2:02 PM ET
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You can participate in the forums, but can't trade books.  Bummer!

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 2:08 PM ET
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I sent a couple of things to Canada when I used to sell a lot on ebay.  If I recall it did cost quite a bit more to ship to Canada so I stopped shipping there. It wasn't that I wanted to quit doing it but the prices were crazy & I hated to charge people so much.

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 2:27 PM ET
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How close do you live to the American border?  Maybe you can arrange to have books shipped there if you are close enough and you know someone.

 

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 6:35 PM ET
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From reading the forums on Bookmooch it sounds like Canada has really expensive mailing rates.

Within Canada, the rates are high because they have to subsidize mail delivery to lots of remote locations. Some BMers have said it is cheaper for them to send books to the US than to another province!

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:19 PM ET
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If you live near the border, you can get a US PO box.  I have a friend that lives over the border from Detroit.  She keeps a US PO box and gets there about once a week to pick up mail.

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 2:06 AM ET
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Hi fellow Canadian!!!! {{{waving}}} I do live in the US though. Canadian postal rates really suck! It's too bad it's not open to those living in Canada but I can understand why.