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Subject: buddy question
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 11:40 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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How do you make sure that a buddy  will recieve a wish list book that I might have without going thru the normal way? Is this allowed?

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Yes, you are allowed to do this.   Got to your buddy's wish list.   Click on the POST THIS BOOK link.  (make sure you don't move off their wish list by looking at the description of the book)

After the buyers remorse time is up - look on your account page and open the PM button and make sure it went to the person intended.

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 12:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
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Actually, once you click on "Post this book" off their wishlist page, you'll see something on the next page saying you're posting it to that person.  I just did it this morning :)

Subject: What if their book is not on their wishlist?
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 1:45 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2005
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I trade with a lot of friends, and most are on PBS.  Sometimes we choose a trade via e-mail, and it is not on their wishlist.  Is there a way, similar to the 'Mail to a Friend' one, that will put in a buddy's addy automatically?  Or should I have them wishlist their book, risk having it being picked up by someone else, and hope I get to it first?  Right now I'm using the 'mail to a friend' feature, but it's a pain to input their address when it is already in the database.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 2:00 PM ET
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Also...make sure you account is not on vacation hold.  Perhaps I'm the only moron who did this, but if you post, then take your account off hold, it goes to FIFO.  I supose it makes sense, but some of us have advanced degrees in screwing things up :-p

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 4:01 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Thanks everyone!!

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 8:38 AM ET
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Couldn't you simply mail the book to them, and ask them to transfer a credit to you?


Date Posted: 1/21/2009 10:14 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Chuck - it's really best to go within the PBS system in case some reason for dispute comes up.  The way you describe can be done but isn't kosher and can lead to people not getting their credits/books.  Most people here are honest and generous - but things do happen.  what if they didn't get their book?  What if you sent the book and didn't get the credit?  No recourse.