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Subject: cannceled book...bummed out
Date Posted: 2/3/2010 1:32 PM ET
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Well it finally happened to me, I've been # 1 on the waiting list for "Parting gifts" by Larraine Heath for so long .Last week someone posted it to me and accepted it , I've been waiting for them to mail it. This morning I noticed I had one more credit then I had last night , my first thought was (since I have 3 books I mailed) someone received their book. But that wasent the case.  The person cannceled my book, I dont know why , I have no R.C and they didnt send a pm.  My question is "Should I ask why or leave it alone'?

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 1:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 1:55 PM ET
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Thanks Stacey ,

I'd order it from amazon but its so hard to come by and they jack-up the price  on because of that.  Probably sold it on E-bay...lol

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 2:33 PM ET
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It might also be that they just did not mark it mailed.  So it would roll back to being on your WL.  (There were reports of wide spread power outages last week).  If it does arrive (a big IF) then you will need to mark it received from the transaction archive.

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 2:49 PM ET
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It's always a bummer to get a cancellation. I just had a book cancelled on me last week too. The person actually gave me a reason though. Apparently they posted it by picture/title alone (it was a combined book volumes 1-4 of a series) and they said they wanted a credit for each book. Too bad they didn't pay attention! They weren't a new member either.

Hopefully you get another copy offered to you soon!



Last Edited on: 2/3/10 2:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/3/2010 4:32 PM ET
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Thanks Ladies ,

I copied this from the details

 

 
Mailed From:
Mailed To: MI

Request Date: 1/28/2010 7:45 PM ET
Alternate Date: 2/6/2010 12:00 AM ET
Date Canceled: 2/2/2010 9:40 PM ET


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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 4:39 PM ET
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By the dates it looks like the sender cancelled it.  They probably noticed damage to it afterwards.  I had to cancel one recently and it didn't give me a box to put in an explination.  I had to look it up in my Transaction Archive to pm the person. But not everyone may know to do that or even have it occur to them to do that.

I have an Out of Print/Hard to find Samantha James about to time out on me tonight. It's accepted and the mail by date was Monday. I was going to PM them but they haven't even printed the wrapper. If they had printed it, I would PM and ask if they just forgot to mark it mailed. But I'm assuming since it hasn't even been printed that it's not coming.  Hopefully it'll get posted again soon.  It actually hasn't been on my WL that long so maybe it's not that hard to find-I haven't looked for it on Ebay or anywhere else.



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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 5:04 PM ET
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 I had that book not too long ago but sent it out.  Sorry, Lisa.  :-(

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 5:13 PM ET
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The PBS cancelled roll overs time out late at night.  11PM,  1 AM,  3 AM.  Not at 9:40.   Sorry.

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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 5:39 PM ET
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Yeah, I had a cancellation on a WL book too this week. They posted it, accepted it, then canceled it about 9 hours after they accepted. The reason: I can't find it. LOL - if you can't find it, how did you post it 12 or so hours ago? It's not a return from vacation thing or anything like that, b/c this has been on my wish list for a considerable time. It's not OOP, not valuable, so I'll get it eventually, but I had to laugh.
Date Posted: 2/3/2010 5:59 PM ET
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Yes, how could you lose it that fast...LOL

Thanks

its okay Dawn , was it good?

I guess ,I'll just have to wait. Being #1 maybe it wont be too much longer....sigh



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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 6:07 PM ET
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 I thought I was going to have to cancel an order last night because I couldn't find the darn wishlisted book that I had to mail.  I looked high and low for it, just to find out that my daughter had horded it off to her black hole of a bedroom.  (Gotta love 11 year olds!) Thank goodness I found it....because I really didn't want to pm the person and say " I posted the book and hour ago, and it has magically disappeared"

I hope you get a copy of your book offered to you soon, Lisa!:)

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 6:44 PM ET
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Lisa,

 

If you need any other books from the Home Spun series please let me know I do have a bunch of them just not the one you need  lol

 

 

  

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 7:13 PM ET
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I've been in the #1 spot for a book by Zane for a loooong time and was pretty darn tickled a few months ago when it became available.  The sender canceled the transaction the next day.

I went back to the #1 position for it and it became available again on 1/27.  The transaction is due to time out tonight. Bummer.

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 8:38 PM ET
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Black Hole of a bedroom...LOL  sounds like my 12 yr.  old daughters room .

 

It sucks when you finally get to #1 , wait forever , and then get it posted only to have it canceled.

Bertie , I didnt know that was a series.....guess it go's to show I dont know that much about the book



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Date Posted: 2/8/2010 7:37 AM ET
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I guess it is not a huge deal, but I wish when a member cancels an order (in either direction) that they would pm the other party with an apology and explanation.  I think that's nicer and friendlier.  I once had to cancel an order when someone requested a book and I could not find it.  I was very apologetic, she was very nice and understanding, and fortunately was able to get ithe book from someone else as there were multiple copies in the system.  (Aside from that, I'm usually just plain 'ol curious about why someone cancels on me.)

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 7:55 AM ET
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I think more people would give a reason if it put up a block to fill in as to why you are cancelling.  Not everyone knows that they can find it in their transaction archive and do it that way.

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 3:39 PM ET
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I just had to cancel by clicking on "I can't mail this book".  A box did pop up with me to list a reason why I can't mail the book.  I listed the reason but wasn't sure if that info was going to PBS or to the requestor, so I went ahead and sent them a PM.  Thanks to reading these forums I figured I could find them in my transaction history.  Thanks for helping to educate me!