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Topic: WANTED: Ball Blue Book of Preserving

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Subject: WANTED: Ball Blue Book of Preserving
Date Posted: 6/16/2008 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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If anyone has this book I would love to trade TWO credits for it. Just let me know. Thanks

Date Posted: 6/16/2008 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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I have the Ball Blue Book Guide to Home Canning, Freezing & Dehydration.There is no ISBN number and it is 120 pages long. Is this it?

Subject: UPDATE: More precise book title
Date Posted: 6/16/2008 1:57 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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I did not realize there were several different ball blue books, sorry.

I am looking for this particular one (copy and paste sorry for the large bold font):

Ball Complete Book Of Home Preserving (Paperback)


  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose (April 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778801314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778801313


Date Posted: 6/16/2008 2:07 PM ET
Member Since: 5/9/2006
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Hi Amy,

I wanted to let you know that offering additional credits for books is not allowed on PBS. It can be tempting, especially when there is a long wishlist as is the case with the book you are looking for. Asking for postable copies of wishlisted books is also not allowed in this forum. There is a very helpful Guide to Using the Book Bazaar in the red sticky thread at the top of the page. Here is what the guide has to say about offering/asking for more than one credit and asking for wishlisted books:

(4) No asking (or offering) more than "PBS price" for a book. For example, "I will pay 3 credits for this Wish List book" is a violation of this rule, as is "I will send you this book for 3 credits" if the book is worth only one credit on PBS. All bound books "cost" 1 credit each at PBS, and audiobooks "cost" 2 credits each. We don't want a "bidding war" for books, and it is not fair to cut in front of members who may have been waiting for a Wish List book for a long time. That is why offering/asking extra credits is not permitted.

(6) No trying to jump the Wish List "line" by offering or asking for postable Wish Listed books.  Postable Wish Listed books should be posted and swapped "officially".  This of course does not apply to posts advertising an alternate ISBN  (or non-ISBN version) of a Wish Listed title; it is fine to advertise that you have those posted to your bookshelf.

I hope you find this information helpful. Happy swapping!