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Subject: Harry Potter Deathly Hollows
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:40 PM ET
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I want 3 credits instead of one b/c its so heavy and I just bought it last month. I was very careful with it.   if I list I only get one.  How can I get three credits? 

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:46 PM ET
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I think this should be put in the Help section, because us BBers don't have a clue. x3

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:50 PM ET
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k thanx


Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:56 PM ET
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Yeah, no problem goodluck finding the answer.



Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:58 PM ET
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From the Help section:

'Can I offer/ask more than 1 credit for a book?


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.


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.'

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 9:05 PM ET
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Thank you steveco.  Thats the answer i needed.  I will put it out after I recieve a few books.  I sent out 3 books today.  Maybe I will recieve some.  Then Ill list Potter.

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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And, beware, if someone PM'd you and did offer you the 3 credits you requested, both your accounts could be suspended for violating the rules. This has been publicly posted by you, so R&R could be aware of it, and may monitor your PMs, which they would be totally entitled to, it is their system, so you could easily get caught.

As the Help Center says, if you want more than 1 credit for your book, there are other sites out there that allow it, but fair warning, I heard it's not a very nice place.

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 9:09 PM ET
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thanx for the heads up royal tech.  Im not quite ready to get booted.  Im just getting started.

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 10:12 PM ET
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She is just new and didn't know. Remember innocent until proven guilty!!!  Geesh!

And, welcome to PBS, Tiffany. Hope you are finding some nice books.. they're are lots of them out there :0p

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 10:54 PM ET
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Well you could put it up on eBay, but I think you'd make someone's YEAR if you posted it here on PBS!!!






Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:01 PM ET
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I have that in AudioCD and I haven't posted it because it was expensive and 1 credit just doesn't seem enough for it IMHO.  I'm thinking about posting it on Ebay but DD wants to listen to it first.  I have some heavy Italian cookbooks in hardback I haven't posted for the same reason.  They aren't WL but if they get ordered the 1 credit wouldn't cover the postage.

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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My son has Deathly Hallows too but I do not think I will be posting it here. He has all of the books in the series and he bought them with his own money so I just wouldnt feel right giving them away.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 12:26 AM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2005
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People have posted it! My husband got it already and he was thrilled.  If I am not wrong you could offer the book free with the order of so many books from your shelf. I know I have sent out some heavy text books but I was so glad to see that they were being used rather than sitting on my shelf collecting dust. Jean

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Date Posted: 10/2/2007 3:05 AM ET
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It's interesting how people comment that they don't post hardbacks since receiving 1 credit  for heavy books wouldn't cover the postage. Yet, never have I seen anything said about how sending 1 paperback which ships for under a dollar gives them pause considering that a credit is worth approx. $3.  (sorry I don't buy credits so I don't know the exact amount.)

I agree with Jean that I prefer seeing my books read and wanted. Also, I feel it all works out in the end.  Some books or deals cost more to ship, some cost little. A few heavy books won't make a major difference over a years (or less) time.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 6:48 AM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2007
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How can you get three credits?

Offer it free with 3 orders from your shelf?! (Save on shipping too!)

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 10:04 AM ET
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MrsLefty audiobooks are worth 2 credits.  Coolweather, credits cost $3.80 I think.  All it takes is one trip to a regular book store to see that aquiring books here is ridiculously better, especially if mint condition new books isn't necessary.  For me, I find so many vintage books here I don't shop anywhere but here and the used bookstore downtown, they have books over a hundred years old.  I see a lot of subjectivity in how people perceive the value of the books here.  I find the balance of shipping, credits, book value, et al.  to be more than equitable.  If I feel a book is worth more than a credit, I call it a keeper.

The used bookstore paid me just a dollar less than I had paid for Deathly Hallows, maybe your town has a quality used bookstore, Keni5??  That was definitely worth it for me, and I turned it into a 80 year old Tennyson.  


Gosh I love the books...



Date Posted: 10/2/2007 10:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I wasn't thinking about the 2 credits.  I have never mailed a book for under $1??? I didn't know that was possible. These cookbooks are huge, hardback and weigh a few lbs each.  1 credit would not cover postage.