Reimburse Paperback Purchases needs to not count to our Paid Review limit

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Reimburse Paperback Purchases needs to not count to our Paid Review limit

Post by Allyseria » 12 Sep 2018, 09:25

Whenever a book shows that the only available format is a 'reimbursed paperback purchase', I think we should be allowed to have 1 reimbursed paperback purchase at a time that does not count into our 'paid review'. As I'm only a Level 4, I can only have 1 paid review at a time, so it discourages me from taking these reimbursed paperback purchases reviews because when I check how long it will take for the book to arrive, it's usually 5 days +. During this time, I could have finished 2 other paid PDF format reviews. I think this discourages reviewers from taking these reviews, and that's why there are so many reimbursed paperback purchases still out there.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Sep 2018, 15:27

In addition to that, there might need to be a few more days tacked on to the deadlines to account for the shipping days.

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Post by FictionLover » 18 Sep 2018, 10:44

I haven't even seen any of these. Are they at the bottom of the page?
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Post by kfwilson6 » 18 Sep 2018, 13:26

FictionLover wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 10:44
I haven't even seen any of these. Are they at the bottom of the page?
They aren't incredibly common. I see them more in the children's category. You will see them listed on your select tab mixed in with everything else. Instead of saying available format "Kindle Unlimited, pdf, epub, etc" it will say "Reimbursed paperback".

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Post by FictionLover » 18 Sep 2018, 17:31

kfwilson6 wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 13:26
FictionLover wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 10:44
I haven't even seen any of these. Are they at the bottom of the page?
They aren't incredibly common. I see them more in the children's category. You will see them listed on your select tab mixed in with everything else. Instead of saying available format "Kindle Unlimited, pdf, epub, etc" it will say "Reimbursed paperback".
:tiphat:
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Post by Miriam Molina » 18 Sep 2018, 20:16

I haven't tried any of those books. The reimbursement (a fixed amount indicated) will not cover all expenses as I have to pay tax and postage on top of the book price. And delivery to my neck of the woods takes a month or more. Such is the pity as some of those books seem interesting.

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