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Subject: Book rollover question
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2011
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 So I posted a book with a few wishlisters. Yay.

The person who requested my book sent me a PM asking me not to mail the book to her address, but to another address, in another state... Which she will send me, "tomorrow". (This was on the 12th.) 

 Well, the book request times out tomorrow, (The 17th.) and she hasn't sent the alternate address yet. So I was wondering, since I haven't mailed the book, will my book rollover to the next wishlister? Or will it look like I was non-responsive and be removed? Thanks. 

Date Posted: 12/16/2011 9:40 PM ET
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Well if it's waiting on you to mark it mailed, then yes, it will look like it was you who was nonresponsive. 

This is unfortunate since if you then repost it, it would probably go right back to her.

I would probably contact PBS myself and ask them if they could review the PMs and cancel the book on her end so it can go to the next wisher.

Date Posted: 12/16/2011 9:46 PM ET
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Thanks, that's what I was thinking.

I did get and mail requests after hers. And, I've also sent her a PM asking about the address, and warning her that it's about to time out.

We'll see what happens with it tomorrow.

If I do have to repost it, can I decline her request and take the next person, even if it's not an official RC?

Date Posted: 12/16/2011 10:43 PM ET
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If you decline the request then repost it, it will go right back to her again. Maybe send her one more PM telling her that if she doesn't respond with the alternate address, you're just going to send it directly to her and she can re-mail it herself. 

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 11:20 PM ET
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I would go ahead and mail it to the address of record. If she wants it sent to another address she should have used the "Send to a different address" function that protects the sender sonewhat if it is not reported as received.

Date Posted: 12/16/2011 11:28 PM ET
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Thank you. I'll see what she says when and if she answers me. I may just pull the book off my shelf for awhile.

Date Posted: 12/17/2011 12:50 AM ET
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The requestor should use the 'mail to a different addy' option, using a pm to request something different is kinda asking for a potential problem.  The FIFO system is set up to handle situations such as this, I'd advise NOT doing an endrun around the precautions already in place for both of you.

If the requestor replies, you can cancel the transaction and repost to her after she enables the 'mail to...' thingy.  Otherwise you may wish to wait awhile to repost.

Date Posted: 12/17/2011 1:56 AM ET
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I think Denise's recomendation makes the most sense. When we place requests, we have the option of having items sent to our primary addresses, or inputting an alternate address. The Requestor in this scenario should be using that to have the book sent to a different address, not asking the OP to change the address. If sending trying to communicate with this member about doing things properly proves difficult, it might well be best to simply wait a little while with the hope that someone else posts the book to them, so that, when posting again, the offer will go to a different member.



Last Edited on: 12/17/11 1:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/17/2011 1:50 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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Another thing that I do when it's requested to send to a different address (using the PBS 'send to another person' address is to be sure to send it DC.  That way if the 'friend' who receives it doesn't contact the original PBS member or the other PBS member doesn't remember to mark it, you've still got your credit.  Pat

 

ETA - that should have said PBS DC, and not postal DC. 



Last Edited on: 12/17/11 1:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/17/2011 2:08 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2011
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Thanks again, you guys are full of good information!

I've gotten a reply, so I know she's still out there, and she now has the address. I've sent her a PM, telling her that I'm going to cancel the transaction from my end, so she doesn't loose her place in line. And then I'll repost the book.. So when she accepts the book this time, she can fill in the "Mail to Another Address" section...

Am I right so far?

Then, when I mail the book, I'll buy PBS DC, to cover my tail for delivery to her friend.

Ed Begley, Jr.. You are so not worth this! *shakes fist*

Date Posted: 12/17/2011 2:17 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Excellent Karen, that should cover all the basesenlightened