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Subject: Bulk Only?
Date Posted: 10/20/2009 11:56 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2007
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I was on the wishlist for a book, and came up. I accepted the request for the book, then got a PM stating that I had to order more from her in order to get my book, that she "didn't ship singles". Is this permitted? She did end up cancelling my order, so now I'm back on the wish list, but it seems to me that if you want to be a boxer, you need to be a boxer, and if not you need to follow the way the site works.

Just wondering. Maybe I'm missing something?

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 12:04 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
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I don't think that's ok for her to do.  When you sign up and post your books, you are agreeing to send books that are requested.  If PBS wanted people to be able to put conditions on their orders, they would make a way to do that.  I would contact the PBS team via the "Contact Us" link at the bottom and tell them what happened.  At the very least, that member should be stopped from doing this to others.

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 12:50 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2009
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I don't think this is allowed - I'd contact PBS about it.

It's OK to offer or request a deal, but it doesn't seem fair to cancel just because it's a single book.

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 1:03 PM ET
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That is definitely not allowed, please send her info and the PM to the Team.

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 1:12 PM ET
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Thanks. I've sent them a note. I appreciate the advice.

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Yep, absolutely report that person. While a person can express a *desire* to ship multiple books, I don't think they can repeatedly cancel orders or "blackmail" you into ordering more! (Or at least they SHOULDN'T be able to do that!)

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 2:14 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Me too, what they said.

Nowhere have I seen a rule that says a member can require multiples for books posted FIFO.  That type of deal needs to go through the forums.

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 3:06 PM ET
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By signing up on this site, you agree to ship the books requested from you.  This member blatantly chose not to follow that part of the rules/TOS.  I'm glad you reported her.

Date Posted: 10/20/2009 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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Definitely against the rules.  Please let us know if you get a response from PBS.

Date Posted: 10/21/2009 4:18 PM ET
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The response was that they would discuss it with her, and her account is suspended. So I guess it is considered unacceptable.



Last Edited on: 10/21/09 4:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/21/2009 4:54 PM ET
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Thanks for the update Sarah  :)

Sheryl made a good point  "By signing up on this site, you agree to ship the books requested from you..."  It's been awhile, but I do remember that part of becoming a member.

Date Posted: 10/21/2009 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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Thank you for reporting that member.