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Subject: Cancelled after DC events?
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/8/2007
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I have a wish listed book that I had waited a long time for it to be come available. Finally I reached the point where the next book available was offered to me. I ordered it and the sender accepted it.  If this transaction shows a DC that has gone past the post office in Louisville, KY, how can it be cancelled?

Is it because they might not have marked it as mailed?
I have received another offer and am afraid if I accept it, I will end up with 2 books. If I don't accept it, I will go to the end of the line and there would then be 60 ahead of me again. I have sent the sender a PM but have not heard anything yet.

What should I do?

Transaction Archive
Mailed From:

Mailed To: IL

Request Date: 2/13/2008 10:01 PM ET

Date Accepted: 2/14/2008 8:37 PM ET

Wrapper Printing(s):

2/14/2008 8:38 PM ET

Date Canceled: 2/20/2008 3:02 AM ET

USPS DC#: 9101165561353001496376

Delivery Confirmation Events

2/14/2008 10:00 PM ET - Electronic Shipping Info Received - CORYDON, IN

2/19/2008 11:52 PM ET - Enroute - Louisville, KY


Last Edited on: 2/20/08 2:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2007
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Sure looks like it's on the way. Maybe the sender accidentally cancelled it.  I'd wait for a response.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:12 PM ET
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Yes, it sounds as if the sender didn't mark it mailed, and I think you are right that it is on it's way.  The Electronic Shipping info just means that the wrapper was printed, but the Louisville info means the USPS has it in their hot little hands.

The time and date of the cancellation fit with your scenario.

You can eventually mark it received from your transactions archive.

Good detective work!

ETA: Looks like we were typing at the same time, Karen!

Last Edited on: 2/20/08 2:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2006
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This is what it looks like to me also. My husband and I I use DC on all our stuff. Just in case of all those situations out there, it is worth the extra money.


Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:32 PM ET
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Oh and forgot that since it has

2/14/2008 10:00 PM ET - Electronic Shipping Info Received - CORYDON, IN

That means it was marked as sent by the sender. So it looks  like it might have been accidently cancelled. I would just wait for a response also. Don't answer the wishlist item if possible and you won't be moved to the bottom of the list. I'm not sure if you are movd to bottom or to the next position if you do respond to it saying you don't want it. I "think" you are moved to the next slot though.


Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:36 PM ET
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No, if you respond you do not want it you get removed from the WL line and you have to re-add it, and then are at the end.

There is no way to be "skipped"--either you accept or it's removed from your WL.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2006
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If you run out of "wait time" for the next offer before you hear from the first sender, you could always request the second book, and if you end up with 2, repost one.  With a wishlist that long, it shouldn't take long to get rid of the extra one.


Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:38 PM ET
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If you mark it that you do not want it it is removed from your wishlist and you have to add it again and you go to the end of the line.


By rights the sender if she accidently marked it "cancelled" was obligated to PM you and let you know so, if you accept the other book and you still receive that one I would question if you are obligated to give her a credit.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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The sender can't cancel it once it's been marked mailed. "Electronic Shipping Info Received" means the barcode was printed and the P.O. was notified that it was printed, not that the book was marked mailed.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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It is your choice, technically you would not have to give the sender that did not mark it mailed a credit. Personally, if I saw the book on the move I would probably let the current WL expire and hope for the best. If the first one never shows you can always explain the situation to R&R and see if they would put you back to #1. I wouldn't want to waste the postage of the second sender to get it to you and you to send it on if there is already one on the way.

Last Edited on: 2/20/08 6:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 1:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If you cancel the 2nd WL offer and the 1st book doesn't show up you can probably get reinstated if you contact PBS. Explain that you cancelled the 2nd offer because it looked like you had one enroute to you already.  It sounds to me like you're going to get the 1st book though.  I agree that it looks like the person printed the DC and then forgot to mark it mailed.