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Subject: accidently marking book received?
Date Posted: 5/6/2008 4:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
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On Friday I recieved a book in the mail . I went to my computer to mark it rec. and marked another b ook by the same author  rec'd. This book was mailed with dc on april 25th.  the other much later.  I pm the sender to tell of the mistake and  I have not gotten a response yet.  I still have not rec'd the book.  Today  I looked up the tracking ,usps said notified book was to be sent 4/25 but nothing in the system as yet. Should I pm the sender again or just wait it out and eat the credit if it does not come.  MY  mistake.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 5:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I would wait. The book could easily be in the mail and not get scanned until it gets delivered to you. If you do not get the book, it is a lessoned learned on not marking books as received until you have them because there is no undoing that step.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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There's nothing the sender can do for you.  They can't unmark it as received or make the mail go faster.

Last Edited on: 5/6/08 6:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Here's some info from the Help Center:

Once you mark a book as received there is no way to undo this action.  The software simply doesn't "go backward" in that way.  

  • When you did this, the sender got credit for sending the book.
  • You can contact the sender to discuss this if you want.  To do this:
    • Go to your Transaction Archive page under My Account in the toolbar at the top of the site
    • Scroll down to see the completed transaction for this book on the Transaction Archive page
    • Click to send a message to this sender
      • If the sender does not respond within a week, please let us know

If you marked a book received with a problem and there was not a problem with the book, you can change the swap status as described in Follow-up on Problem swaps.  Doing this will not "un-mark" the book received, but it will remove the "problem" mark from the completed transaction.

If you marked a book received accidentally from the En Route to Me tab in My Account:

  • This book was marked mailed; chances are that it will arrive.
  • Please wait for your book; most likely it will arrive and you will have already marked it as received, and won't have to do anything further.
  • Please try to be very careful about which books you mark received.
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 8:01 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
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Thank you for the help.  I'm sure it will come. fairly new and love this site. becoming an addiction.