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Subject: About mailing on time....
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I have gotten a rash of people not mailing books when they have marked them as mailed.   Usually it's only a day or two--no big deal.    But I recently received a book postmarked and the mailing label showing as mailed a full 13 days after the sender marked it as mailed.   Personally, I think that's a bit excessive, but maybe I am too eager to get my hands on the "new" book.

I have filled out the survey and indicated the above mailing delay.   I'm not supposed to mark it RWAP, right?    

 

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 3:57 PM ET
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you don't mark it RWAP but at the bottom where you put in the postage and such you can put in notes to the owners of the site so they have it on record that it was mailed 13 days late

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 4:02 PM ET
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oh and you can put the postmark in the field in the survey and I think the sender gets a note about mailing on time but not sure

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 4:04 PM ET
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Just in possible defense of the sender, there are cases there the mail is not postmarked immediately, so the delay could have been on the P.O.  I worked one summer at a "Rural" post office and the bulk of our mail was sent out and postmarked at the distribution center.   

Subject: Good,
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 4:05 PM ET
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that's just what I did.   

 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 4:07 PM ET
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I don't think that's the case with this one, as the postmark has the same zip and town listed as the sender.     Who knows for sure, though?  

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 7:56 PM ET
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I had that happen recently, too!  The person mailed it a full two weeks after they marked it mailed.  Here I was, haunting the mailbox, wondering if this book was going to go lost when the sender just hadn't actually sent it!

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 8:30 PM ET
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I just had one that was not mailed until a full month after it was marked mailed.  The person acutally mailed it (from their PO, nice meter strip on the package with the date) almost a week after it was declared lost in the mail.

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 11:23 PM ET
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Sarah,  Hopefully you hadn't ordered another copy (or been offered one through the WL FIFO) again before you received the copy of the book that went lost in the mail.    That's the one exeception to having to mark a book received.    It says somewhere in the Help Docs that if a book is MAILED after it has already been declared Lost - without getting prior approval from the person who ordered the book - then the receiver doesn't have to mark the book received.

Date Posted: 10/18/2008 11:19 AM ET
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I have a confession...

I marked a book as 'mailed' last week because I was going out of town for three days.  But I did make arrangements for the book to be mailed the very next day and it was.  I really don't like to do that but I had no other choice but to mark it that way.  Either that or the receiver would have had to wait until Monday for me to mail the book.

I would never mark a book as mailed and then not mail it for two weeks though.

Date Posted: 10/18/2008 11:27 AM ET
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Lynne, all I could find in the help docs was "You should not mail a "lost" book to the original requestor unless she has confirmed that she still wants it in a Personal Message.  If you mail it and she has already gotten another copy, she will NOT be obligated to mark the book received, or to return it to you."

This was a WL book so I went back to #1 on the WL when it was declared lost.  It's a slow-moving WL, I did not have another copy on its way to me when I received the "lost" copy so I was able to take it off of WL.  Since I didn't get another copy, I did mark the book received but I added a note to the PBS team about the book clearly being mailed after being declared lost and that I didn't think it was right that the sender still gets credit for it.  They can make the decision and can see that there has been NO communication between myself and the sender at all.