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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 4:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 4:43 PM ET
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That is an unusual one.  Seems they didn't read the rules.  Pat

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 4:51 PM ET
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They must be brand new here and didn't read the rules before joining. Thinking about it though, how would they think they'd mail a book to someone?

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 4:55 PM ET
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I believe there is another book trading site where you don't pay shipping. Instead, you pay when you order a book.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 5:02 PM ET
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I agree I think they must be new.

I admit when I first joined I didn't like the idea of paying for the shipping. But, after a trade or two it made more sense. Plus I was happy to get some books I wanted.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 8:09 PM ET
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I had a WL book cancelled today and their reason was "X"! That's exactly what they left in the area it provides for reason it was canceled. I found it kind of rude! Why not just state the reason!?!



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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 8:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 9:42 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 9:59 PM ET
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Don't you just wonder what they were thinking??  You'd think it was common sense wouldn't you? But yet if you Google Paperbackswap, the first two link options say:

Join our Free Book Club and Trade, Swap, or Exchange Used books with other Book Club members absolutely free. Looking for Free Books?

Search for New & Used Books. Join our Free Book Club and Trade, Swap, or Exchange Used books with other Book Club members absolutely free.

Kind of tells me why we have so many new members thinking they don't have to pay postage and having the "itsa free book, what do expect" attitude. Some people are not that common sense bright to figure out it won't be absolutely free.



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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 10:23 PM ET
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LOL  Welcome to my world!  As a TG, I get questions and comments like this all the time.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 8:40 AM ET
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No, no, it's true what someone said above - just yesterday I was reading and a member here is a member of another site and they DON'T have to pay postage to ship books out. I guess maybe the site sends them PP envelopes. But they DO have to pay about $4 to ORDER a book. So this member may have been of the same book.

It does seem kinda rude too, for Leann to receive the "X" in the comments box, but they may have been rushed and just wanted to write NOTHING, and the system didn't let them. It's like when you do surveys, and the "text box" doesn't apply to you, yet you can't click through without typing something, so usually I'll type N/A or whatnot. I haven't refused too many RCs, but I do always try to explain why. The last one I got required me to fill out some extra forms, and basically said "The package isn't going to arrive on time and will time out" and so I politely declined that one.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 8:58 AM ET
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Heather that was probably from a military service member or a family member of a service member serving outside the US. The forms are easy to fill out, the postage does not go up and if the book goes lost it does not count against you.  It just take a little longer for the mail delivery since it relies on there being space on whatever military transport is moving the mail.  So you will still get your credit when the book is received.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 9:35 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/16/2009 10:53 AM ET
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On the APO orders, if you're not sending a lot of books, you can send the book First Class instead of Media Mail (it's not that much more), and it will get there within a week.  The forms are just customs forms and you have to fill out a couple of words  - like "book" and your name.  It's not a big deal (like some of the forms are).  Pt

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 11:20 AM ET
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I order customs forms by the pack from the PO and fill out out my addy return info and sign them ahead of time.... that makes them even less of a pain, LOL.  It's no biggie if the books go 'lost' when mailing to an APO/FPO address... the requestor can mark them received through their transaction archive.  Actually, though, I don't think any of the books I've sent to a military member have ever gone lost, they've all made within the timeframe.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 2:19 PM ET
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My fave cancellation remark:  "The book sucked, so I gave it to my mother-in-law instead." 

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 2:52 PM ET
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LOL Suzanne!!! I'm with Hunter, you would laugh at some of the situations we deal with as Tour Guides. This is not unusual. At least she was really polite about it.



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Date Posted: 1/16/2009 3:04 PM ET
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