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Subject: Book Recieved Not OK, Already Marked...
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 3:42 PM ET
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I ordered a book about a month or so ago and recieved it ok, and marked it recieved okay, but later when I read it, I discovered 3 pages had pen scribbles all accross them. I know this makes the book unpostable, so is there any way I can get my credit back for it?

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 4:10 PM ET
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Not that I've ever seen. Once you have marked it received OK, there's no way to unmark it.

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 7:53 PM ET
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Same thing happened to me...but it was water damage that I did not notice when received. My mistake for not checking closer....chalk it up to a lost credit.

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 9:41 PM ET
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I think since you marked it received and it was a month or so ago that it wouldn't be right to ask for your credit back. 

I rarely read books when I receive them but try and do a good flip through to make sure there are no problems so I don't run into this situation down the road

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 10:33 PM ET
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i learned my lesson on that. i now flip through the books when i get them

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 11:32 PM ET
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You can go into your transaction archive and PM the member who sent the book. But w/the amount of time that's passed and the book being marked ok-I think most people would probably not give you your credit back.  PBS doesn't give the credit back, it has to come from the sender and only if they choose to give it back.  It sucks sometimes but that's how it works.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:34 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/21/2008 10:00 AM ET
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Yeah, I'd probably chalk it up to experience at this point. But from your description, it sounds like something someone could miss on a quick flip-through, especially if they got it at a garage sale or library sale. In those cases, I usually err on the side of caution and declare it an honest mistake and move on.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I've been in that situation before.  I asked for my credit back and she gave it to me.  I don't see anything wrong with doing this.  It's no different than asking for your credit back immediately after receiving the book, IMO.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 3:48 PM ET
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It's no different than asking for your credit back immediately after receiving the book, IMO.

 

The only thing is, once someone asked me for a credit back a month or so after it was marked received with no problem. I KNOW for a fact it was like new when it left my house and there was no damage of any kind as I had just read the book.  The other person insisted there was water damage to part of the book.

So either a.) They are lying or

                  b.) It was damaged at THEIR house but they didn't notice it until a month later.

 

I even asked if they noticed any damage to the WATERPROOF mailer I used. They claimed they couldn't remember:(

 

 

 



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Date Posted: 4/21/2008 3:59 PM ET
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BTW, the book was a crappy book too. I didn't enjoy the book but I did finish it and felt a little bad about passing it on but then I considered that everyone's taste is different and what I hate, someone else could love and vice versa. It unfortunately occured to me that the person decided they didn't like the book either and decided to say there was damage that wasn't there to get me to give a credit back.

You would hate to think that is really what happened but I cease to be surprised by people anymore:(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Last Edited on: 4/23/08 8:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 6:22 PM ET
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You could ask politely and keep your fingers crossed.
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:39 PM ET
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Rather than as for the credit back, I would just PM the person  and explain about it, in case s/he has other books that might be in the same condition and s/he not know about it.

Then cross your fingers and see if the person is nice enough to give you back the credit. I know I would feel bad about it enough to give back the credit.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 3:49 PM ET
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This happened with me and I went to transactions and gave her a credit.  Was glad I could undo my mistake.

Frances

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 4:45 PM ET
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Personally, I would not refund a credit a month after the book was received.

I think the sender's responsibility ends once the book is marked received.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 5:44 PM ET
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I kind of have to agree with Cari when she says:

"I think the sender's responsibility ends once the book is marked received."

I mean, if I had it in my power to return the credit and I really thought I was at fault I would do it.  But some folks like me have a "0" credit balance and the instant a book clears we spend that credit.  SO, if someone wanted a credit back from me they might have a L-O-O-O-O-N-G wait before I would have another credit to give them.  (Especially since my bookshelf is looking pretty skimpy at the moment.  It's also on hold since I'm cash poor right now.)   There kind of needs to be a definite cutoff so a person doesn't have to live in suspense forever!

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Subject: how messed up is too messed up?
Date Posted: 4/23/2008 12:12 AM ET
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What conditions make a book unpostable? I just posted a couple books I had to buy for class, and I think one or two of them might have some highlighting or marked passages. Does that make them unpostable, or should I PM anyone who asks for them to let them know beforehand? I mean, it's nothing ridiculous, or the bookstores wouldn't have bought them back from students (and I bought them used, so they had to pass SOME kind of inspection).

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 8:35 AM ET
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Amber - You should read the help center's document on book condition guidelines prior to posting anything.  Here's the link:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=book+condition  In your case, if the books you are describing are textbooks, you can post them with highlighting, but you must PM the receiver to tell them about the condition and they have to agree that they still want it, prior to mailing it.  If the books are not textbooks, you cannot post them with highlighting. 

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 8:38 AM ET
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Does that make them unpostable?

Yes, it does unless they are  textbooks. Not a paperback book that MAY have been used as part of a class, but an actual textbook.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 4:56 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/27/2008 10:10 AM ET
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Jeri

a publishing error is not the sender's fault.  you should contact the publisher for a corrected copy.  There was another thread about this awhile back and if the sender didn't read the book this is something they would NOT have been able to catch and should not (IMHO) be penalized for by returning a credit.

with the other book they looked at the publisher's website for their book to see if there was any instructions on how to get a corrected copy.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 6:44 PM ET
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