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Subject: Book accepted - requester doesn't want book...
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 2:02 AM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2010
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I posted a hardcover book which the only thing wrong with it is that the dusk jacket torn and PBS guidelines doesn't require to have a dusk jacket to be posted anyways and if a person wanted a dusk jacket they would have to put it in their RC. A member requested that book from me and theirs nothing wrong with the book accept my name on the inside of the front cover so I thought I'd let them know ahead of time about that and that the book has no dusk jacket. The requester has no RC but doesn't want book anymore due to the condition that I told them. Maybe I should've never told him but in a case like this, I can still send and the requester wouldn't be able to RWAP the book since they have no RC correct?

EDIT: Nevermind the question...I've been lacking sleep lately and wasn't thinking when I asked it...



Last Edited on: 1/20/11 11:45 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 2:30 AM ET
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First of all, you opened up a can of worms by PM'ing about the condition of your book. If there are no RCs and the book meets PBS's posting guidelines just send the book. If the sender complains and didn't have RCs, you don't have to return the credit. 

Basically by PM'ing the requestor, you gave him what feels like a choice. You know the requestor doesn't want your copy, so now why would you go and send it out? I think that would be bad form, even though technically the book is postable.

I would cancel the request, re-post your book and consider this a lesson.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 2:41 AM ET
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Neither of the items you mention make the book unpostable, so a pm was not necessary.  But since you asked, it's probably your responsibility to cancel the transaction.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 3:22 AM ET
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Yes, I have to say that I think you should cancel the order.

if you were not willing to cancel the book if they didn't want it, then why did you ask them in the first place?

Both the writing on the inside of the cover and the lack of a dustjacket were OK without a message. But if you send a message anyway, then I think you ought to respect their wishes.



Last Edited on: 1/20/11 3:23 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 5:40 AM ET
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The name isn't actually on the cover cover. It's on the cover page inside the cover. I should've clear that up in the first post. If it was just on the cover, I wouldn't have PM'd but it was on a non-text reading page inside the cover. I didn't know that was still postable without PM.



Last Edited on: 1/20/11 6:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 5:56 AM ET
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If you have doubts about postability, its probably better not to post.

In any case, I would NOT send the book to this person.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 6:40 AM ET
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Your book is postable, but I agree with the others that since you PM'd the person and they said they didn't want the book, you should cancel the order.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 7:27 AM ET
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This is exactly why I don't PM about postable books. If you have doubts about a books postability you can always ask here before you post the book.  The help docs say only writing on text pages has to be approved and that names and inscriptions on inside covers, fly-leafs are postable.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 7:42 AM ET
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Haha, yea. I should have thought about asking on here first before PM'ing the person but I'm just going crazy right now forgetting things with the lack of sleep due to the new addition to my family.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 8:10 AM ET
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This doesn't seem that complicated to me. You sent the PM to the requestor because you thought you needed to get approval for the writing before sending the book. You were told that the book wasn't acceptable so you need to cancel the request.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 10:28 AM ET
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Cancel the request.  Next time, if a book meets postability conditions, don't start a PM dialogue about the book; just send it.

-RD

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 11:09 AM ET
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 I can still send and the requester wouldn't be able to RWAP the book since they have no RC correct? - No. You asked, you don't send the book. I can't fathom why you would now think it was OK to ignore their answer. What RWAP they'd select is a question mark, but I'd certainly complain to the site if I was on the receiving end of that.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 11:33 AM ET
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Melanie, I was in lala land when I asked this question. I don't know why I asked. I'm just tired from not much sleep due to the new addition to my family and wasn't thinking.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 12:01 PM ET
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Congratulations on your new addition,    Yengkong.  I understand.  Sleep deprivation will do that to you.