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Subject: book requested for me from another member?
Date Posted: 6/29/2009 9:11 AM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2009
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This is a first for me.  I just received a request for a book off my bookshelf.  After  printing the label, instead of instructions for receiver there is this paragraph:  Your friend **** has requested the book above for you from another member at paperback swap. This book was requested by **** & mailed by "me". Please contact 'me' when you receive this so the book can be marked in our system as received.

    I didn't know this could be done, lol.  I'll still get my credit, right?  Sorry, I'm still a tad new to PBS

PamR

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 9:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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Yep, but the person who is receiving it will need to notify the person who requested it when it arrives, as that person will be the one who marks it as having been received. 

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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If you want to be sure of getting your credit you could mail it with PBS DC or even PBS postage, and that way, you would get either Instant Credit or Quick Credit, and won't have to worry too much about when they mark it received.

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 12:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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What Sara said (again!), consider using PBS DC or printable postage for guaranteed credit transfer.   I've been a member for several years, and haven't mailed this type of transaction yet :-)

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 7:09 PM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2009
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Thanks, I did use the pbs dc label on this transaction.  I wanted to be sure to get my credit.

PamR

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 7:17 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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This is pretty common. It could even be going to another PBS member. Sometimes people play games and the book they offered gets damaged or they decide they want to keep it and then they order the book for the winner from PBS and have it sent to them.  Or they could just be ordering a book for a friend.

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I had some books sent to my DGD and some were sent with DC and others not, but as soon as my DD said they'd arrived and were in good condition, I immediately let the sender know.  I worked out great as DGD (who's 4) really enjoyed getting the books in the mail.  Pat

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 7:54 PM ET
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This also means that the receiver does not have the option to RWAP.    And watch to possibly PM the requestor when the DC shows it has arrived, in case the receiver has not told them.  (I order a lot of books this way to send to my niece's classroom.  The first graders love getting "new" books.)

ETA typos!



Last Edited on: 6/29/09 7:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Mary (rxkicker) - ,
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 7:47 AM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Your friend **** has requested the book above for you from another member at paperback swap. This book was requested by **** & mailed by "me". Please contact 'me' when you receive this so the book can be marked in our system as received.

To clarify with extreme tedium: If PBS member Grammy requested a book from PBS member Chris for  (too young for PBS) grandchild Morgan, the instructions are for Morgan to read when he/she gets the book:

Your friend Grammy has requested.... This book was requested by Grammy and mailed by Chris. Please contact Chris when you receive ....

Grammy did this by specifying an alternate shipping address when she requested the book from Chris.  This is not totally obvious until _you_ request a book that is to be sent to a friend instead of to yourself.

edited for even more tedious clarity



Last Edited on: 6/30/09 7:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 1