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Subject: Should I accept these RC's
Date Posted: 5/25/2010 10:56 AM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2007
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I just got a book order for a wish list book.  The person has requestor conditions that says she has severe allergies and can't accept books that have been around cats.  I don't have cats, but this book has definitely been read by a lot of people, and there's no way of knowing if it's been around cats.  Should I accept and then pm her and tell her that and let her make the decision whether to cancel, or should I just cancel now?

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 5/25/2010 11:04 AM ET
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I would just turn them down. If it is a WL book they remain at the top of the list and will be offered the next copy while yours will get offered to the next person.

Date Posted: 5/25/2010 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yeah, I would turn it down too. I usually try to accept RCs, but with a book like that, probably not.

Date Posted: 5/25/2010 11:45 AM ET
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I would turn it down, since you don't know the history of the book.

Date Posted: 5/25/2010 11:51 AM ET
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Thanks, everyone, for your help.

Date Posted: 5/25/2010 12:47 PM ET
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Absolutely turn it down. If I see "allergies" I'm probably turning it down unless it's a pet dander allergy and it's a book I bought brand new. I live in a pet-free apartment building so there's no way the book would be exposed. But if I see "SEVERE allergies" I'm going to turn it down regardless of what the allergy is, period.