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Subject: Changing an RC for specific requests
Date Posted: 4/23/2014 2:57 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
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I use an RC that I am generally happy with but that I occasionally want to modify for specific book requests. Are there any known problems  regarding modifying one's RC for a particular request and then changing it back to the usual RC after the request has been made? Should one wait until the request with a modified RC has been accepted and/or marked mailed before reverting to the usual RC?

Date Posted: 4/23/2014 3:39 PM ET
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You can toggle your RCs on and off.

Date Posted: 4/23/2014 5:36 PM ET
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The RC is what is on when you accept the order.  So you can change it, accept the order, then change back to your standard one.  Make sure that the WLs for books you want to nudge the RC are on the 48 hour offer, not auto accept. 
 

Date Posted: 4/23/2014 7:30 PM ET
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If it for a book that is available in the system, yes, wait for the request to be accepted before changing the RC back in case the first person who gets the request cancels for some reason and it is transferred to the next person. You do run the risk of another request slipping through with the modified RC in place.

What I usually do for books a have a different RC for is leave my standard RC in place and then modify it with a section that says "For XXX books only:...." and that usually works for me.

Date Posted: 4/23/2014 8:44 PM ET
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Actually, if it "rolls over" due to a PBS action, the modified RC goes with it.  You only need to add it again if you are manually ordering a new copy.  Or if it goes back onto your WL.  

Date Posted: 4/23/2014 11:57 PM ET
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Thanks for the information. I knew it is possible to modify an RC but was not sure if I had to wait until the requested book was marked mailed before switching back to my standard RC. Even if the modified RC "rolls over" due to PBS action, it is probably safest to leave the RC in place until the book is marked mailed before going back to the original RC.