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Subject: Where to buy people's points with PBS money?
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2008
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Can anyone point me to the place in these forums where people sell extra points they have for PBS money?  I have a wishlist book come available and haven't had a book requested from me in a while.   If I can buy a point at a little less than PBS cost that would be cool.  I know there is some part of the forum where people sell their points, but I can't locate that section.  Thanks in advance for directing me there!

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:33 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2007
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I think the Book Bazaar would be the place to go. Seems like I sometimes see people there wanting to get rid of their credits and they are usually at a little cheaper price.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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You cannot buy credits with PBS money. That is currently only used for postage.  You can buy credits with other funds in the Bazaar for less than the going Kiosk rate.

From the Help Center:

PBS Money allows you to:

  • Print the postage (including PBS Delivery Confirmation) onto your wrapper to send a book
  • Print DC barcodes on your wrappers when you send books
  • Get QuickCredit and CreditAssurance by using PBS Delivery Confirmation
  • Print address labels with Delivery Confirmation to send anything using Custom DC

PBS Money will soon be good for anything in the Kiosk  

  • We are working on the programming for this.
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:37 PM ET
Member Since: 3/1/2007
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The book bazaar forum is where other members sell their credits.You can't use PBS money to buy them though. PBS money is used for postage or DC only. There is no way to transfer it to another member as payment. Most members in the book bazaar accept paypal for credits.

Last Edited on: 1/16/09 4:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:46 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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You can also buy credits directly from PBS (but not with PBS money): https://secure.paperbackswap.com/kiosk/details.php?id=3

Subject: thanks!
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 7:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2008
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Thanks everyone!

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2005
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I sent you a credit so you can get your book, Nicole.  No need to give it back.... just pay it forward to someone else when you can.  Happy reading!