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Subject: Want this book badly
Date Posted: 10/10/2007 9:26 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
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If any one has the first book by C.L. Wilson 'Lord of the Fading Lands' I will give you 2 credits for the book when you want to get ride of it.  I have read the first chapter on her website and I want it.  Let me know.

Thanks

Christina

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 12:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2007
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I've read it, but am keeping it (sorry!)  The sequel will be in stores in early November, so I suspect people are hanging on to it. 

From what I've read, it will be a continuing series, and I often go back and re-read those to catch myself up when a new release comes out.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 10:45 AM ET
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I just looked on e-bay and it's listed there with auctions ending tomorrow thru the next 4 days.  I don't know if you want to go that route, but thought I'd let you know.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 11:22 AM ET
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lol  I bought it yesterday just because of this post.  It was only $4.95 at WalMart.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 12:42 PM ET
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news and rules but you can not ask for more than one credit per book. Help Center says:

Can I offer/ask more than 1 credit for a book? No.
  • 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.  Why?
  • 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: 10/12/2007 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
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Part of the reason I love PBS...and not such a fan of FR!!!!  Thanks for posting the rules!

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 4:23 PM ET
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YW just trying to do my part.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 5:05 PM ET
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I loved this book!  Sorry, keeping mine.  The story continues in the second one out next month, then two more next year.

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 9:05 AM ET
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Hey Chris B....since you seem to know the ins and out of PBS....I have a question. 

I'm am a member of about 5 different book swapping sites....but I'm pretty much using up my credits at the other sites and focusing on PBS....I like the FIFO system....I find it much fairer.  So on one of the sites I was attempting to unload some credits and of course it started a big discussion in the forums and someone said that PBS now allows you to directly swap to another member.  I looked thru the help center section but of course I couldn't find anything.  Can you tell me if it is true or not and if so, where it is posted?  I'd like to read it for myself....and then be very disappointed!

Thanks for any help you can provide!!

 

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2005
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I'm not Chris but if you have a friend or buddy here on PBS and they have a book on their wl that you happen to have you can post it directly to them by doing it from their wishlist

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 4:46 PM ET
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I didn't realize that.... That's part of the reason I don't like FR.... I hope it doesn't happen here too much!

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 9:12 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
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Actually, buddying credits is also how we play the book swap games

                     (we send one credit or more to the hostess)

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 4:05 PM ET
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I just picked up Lady of Light and Shadows (the sequel) at Wal Mart today.  It's not even supposed to be released yet, and after I got mine, there was just one copy left :-0

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 10:50 AM ET
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I just finished the sequel.  I definitely recommend it, if you've read the first one.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 11:30 PM ET
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I just finished the sequel, too - highly recommended both books, but be sure to read them in order.

Date Posted: 12/5/2007 12:12 AM ET
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"..someone said that PBS now allows you to directly swap to another member.  I looked thru the help center section but of course I couldn't find anything.  Can you tell me if it is true or not and if so, where it is posted?  I'd like to read it for myself....and then be very disappointed!"

No, you cannot unless you do it through Box of Books, otherwise you must use credits. From the Help on "Can we swap books for books directly with other members on this site?"

Yes, but only if you both subscribe to Box-O-Books.
  • "Creditless" swaps are permitted ONLY between two Boxers.
  • Using the PBS site to conduct an under-the-table book-for-book swap without using credits would be in direct violation of PBS policy, and would put both members' PBS accounts in jeopardy.
Why is this?
  • We have worked very hard on this site, and it has cost us (and continues to cost us) a great deal of money. The Box-O-Books service is one of the few sources of income the site has generated to offset our financial losses, and we are still deeply in the red. Without some financial support we will not be able to continue the club. We are trying to keep the site free for our members, and Box-O-Books was one innovation intended to help us do so.
  • PBS relies greatly on the "honor" system among our members. We are pleased to say that the majority of PBSers are honest and above-board; if that were not so, the club could not continue.
  • We hope that the rule makes sense to you, and that you understand that we are not being unfair or greedy. It is simply that if enough members did this, we would have to close down the club.
Date Posted: 12/6/2007 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2007
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I think what Marie was asking rather than direct creditless swap (and I could be wrong) is if you can order/ post directly from/to a specific members list. And the answer to that question is yes you can. Its most often used if someone has a deal going on say 3 for 1 to promote their shelf or in the case of "would you like to order more from this member" or if a friend wants to post a book directly to their friends wishlist bypassing the FIFO system. Or if could be technically used by someone like me who has vowed never to order from one particular member again since they couldn't be bothered to PM me to let me know my book was lost in the mail when they recieved the shreded empty wrapper back and I waited the whole "should arrive before" time.

 

Overall I don't think its that big a loophole in the FIFO system and Marie I hope it doesn't turn you off to PBS.