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Topic: Do you want to donate credits to a soldier?

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Subject: Do you want to donate credits to a soldier?
Date Posted: 2/9/2008 6:04 PM ET
Member Since: 11/7/2007
Posts: 14
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My name is Justin P. Espinosa I am a Staff Sergeant in then US Army, currently deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.  Trying to pass time in our 15 month tour over here, I signed up for Paperbackswap but the prices to buy credits are pretty steep and nobody seems to want my books.  So I was wondering if you have some credits you aren't or won't be using if you would donate them to me.  Please just shoot me a message with your thoughts or questions...... or add me to your buddy list....Thanks!!

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 6:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,804
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Do you have problems mailing your books to the states from there?   You have some good books but there are many copies of those already in the system.   If you will send some authors you'd like, I am sure many of us would send books.   I can fill up a priority box of books and send for a little over 8 bucks.   That would get hardly any credits on here.   Help us out here!  We WANT to help you guys get books.   A list of authors or books would help.  IF I had your address I could send you more books that way.  ONE way to do this is to make me a full buddy that can see your address.         Or send me a PM with the address and suggestions of type of books and they will be on their way!

PBSTeam - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 2/9/2008 7:22 PM ET
Member Since: 7/17/2005
Posts: 338
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While we appreciate and support our military, and we know that this member means no harm, solicitation for credits in forums in this way cannot be allowed.   We have many military members and other members who use credits for good causes, and we have prohibited them also from soliciting in this way.  This is a swapping club. We can't pick and choose which "causes" to support, so all solicitation is not allowed.  

This is a different case from "lend me a credit to get my Wish List book" of course, so please don't write in asking about those posts.

Anyone who has donated credits to Justin and who wants them to be returned, please contact us using the feedback link.