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Subject: "book recieved" questions
Date Posted: 6/16/2008 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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When marking a book recieved there are questions about wrapping etc. I have 2 questions about those.

1. when it asks if pbs wrapper is ONLY wrapper, do they mean as far as envelopes, mailers, boxes? or would you consider a layer of plastic wrap as other wrapping??

2. the space for other remarks you'd like pbs to be aware of (don't remember the exact wording), does anyone actually read these or are they there so that if a dispute arises there is a record of details?


Date Posted: 6/16/2008 9:43 PM ET
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1 - I translate it to mean the outer wrapping only (ETA - an inside layer of secure plastic is a wonderful thing)

2 - I do believe the other member gets to see it via an email from the site librarian . Please, someone correct me if I'm wrong.


Edited again - it appears I am wrong.  I found this in The Help Center:

The next screen will be the Book Received page.

  • at the top you can write a Personal Message to the sender of the book
  • in the middle you can fill in optional additonal information about the transaction
  • at the bottom you can write comments about the swap that only we will see

Last Edited on: 6/16/08 9:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/16/2008 10:43 PM ET
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at the bottom you can write comments about the swap that only we will see

Only they will "see" it ,but do they "read" it ,or is it just there so that should a situation arise later they can go back and find that info?

BTW I agree that a layer of plastic is a good thing!

Date Posted: 6/17/2008 11:39 AM ET
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I don't think they can possibly read every transaction.  It's there in case there's a problem with a member.  If someone gets a lot of complaints they can go back and see their transaction info.  Maybe they have a lot of comments about poorly wrapped books or something. If they have a lot of books go lost they can go back and see if this person habitually mails books late by the transaction surveys. 

Date Posted: 6/17/2008 1:25 PM ET
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Thanks! That is what I figured,but wasn't sure.

Date Posted: 6/17/2008 1:41 PM ET
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I've sent out 190 books and I've only used it once, so not sure how many of us use that portion of the questionnaire on a regular basis.  If it's not used that much, then they probably do read them.  Pat

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Date Posted: 6/17/2008 2:53 PM ET
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I doubt they read them on a regular basis, I think they are there more as a record in case a problem comes up.

Still, I almost ALWAYS leave a comment in there - good comments as well as problems and issues.