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    September 25, 2007 by Brandy Vencel

    Rumor has it that some of you readers tried to use me as your referral for PaperBackSwap, but then you couldn’t figure out how to do that. Hopefully, this little graphic at the top will solve the problem. If you have yet to sign up, click on through to their website using the link above.

    As an aside, the deal is changing after this month, so get in while the getting is this good! Right now, you can sign up and receive three free credits after you have listed your first nine books. After September, it’ll be two credits for 10 books.

    By the way, I would highly suggest using some sort of delivery confirmation as I have had at least one package go missing, plus a package headed to me has gone missing as well. So D.C. ends up being good insurance, after all. Live and learn, folks, live and learn.

    And, I am sorry to say, my European and Australian readers will have to miss out. In order to sign up, you must have a valid USPS mailing address.

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  • Reply Brandy September 26, 2007 at 3:12 pm


    I agree that sometimes it just takes a very long time. However, I learned the hard way with PaperBackSwap that if it doesn’t get there within about four weeks, it is automatically reported missing, and the credit evaporates! However, if you buy DC through PBS (you can also get it through PayPal for much cheaper, but it doesn’t come with this benefit), you still get the credit, even if it is lost in the mail and doesn’t show up until later!

  • Reply Rahime September 26, 2007 at 7:01 am

    I would agree with you regarding the helpfulness of using Delivery Confirmation. However, if those missing packages did not have DC, keep in mind that media mail can sometimes take a VERY long time to reach its destination….I’ve had it take over 6 weeks before.

  • Reply Kimbrah September 26, 2007 at 1:08 am

    I have gotten soooo many good books. Now I just have to decide which books to add to our Fraggle Rock collection. I love you PaperbackSwap! 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca September 25, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks, Bran. I’m all signed up. Just have to decide which books to part with!

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