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Subject: ARC - what to do?
Date Posted: 5/8/2011 11:46 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2008
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I received a book recently and marked it as received with no problem before I noticed it was an ARC. What should I do now? Since I can't swap it when I'm done reading it, I really don't want to be out a credit.

TIA

Date Posted: 5/9/2011 1:26 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Unfortunately, once the book is marked received, there's not much you can do.  You could try sending a PM to the sender to let them know they sent you a book that was unpostable and ask them to buddy you a credit.  Don't know how successful you'll be, but it's worth a shot.

Also, you could post it in the book bazaar's thread and ask for a credit for it--if it's a heavily wishlisted book, someone could well want it.

Date Posted: 5/9/2011 8:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Once it's marked received, I would consider it my mistake and be done with it. Depending on how recently you mean (a day or two) I might PM the sender, if for no other reason than to educate them that ARCs are not postable, and ask if they would mind refunding the credit. Anything more than a couple of days and I would not request the credit.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/9/2011 9:59 AM ET
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Thanks - that's what I was afraid of. I've got plenty of credits, so it's not a huge deal.