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Topic: Conditions? How do I find them?

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Subject: Conditions? How do I find them?
Date Posted: 12/4/2007 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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I'm a newbie to bookswap and had my first 2 books requested today.  I "approved" them both but then when I was browsing in the forums I came across the issue of conditions.  How do I know if the ppl who requested my books have conditions?  I do have pets, so it could be an allergy suffer's nightmare.

Thanks for the help!

Date Posted: 12/4/2007 11:55 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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If a person has conditions you will have to agree to them before you can accept an offer. You dont have to look for them they will find you :D

Date Posted: 12/4/2007 11:57 AM ET
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Here is a better mor thourogh explanation from the Help Center:

  • If a book request is submitted to you with active Requestor Conditions:
    • You will see the Requestor Conditions in a white box on the pending request when it "pops up" on your account page.
    • You will have these options:
      • accept by clicking  
      • decline by clicking
      • decline by clicking
      • There is no option to send a Personal Message from the request.
  • If you click  the request will proceed normally.
  • If you click
    • you will have a chance to type an explanatory message to the requestor
      • this message will be included in an email from PBS telling her that the request has been declined.
      • This message is not for "negotiation" about the book request.
      • Once you have declined, you will NOT be able to send this book to this requestor, even if she removes her Requestor Conditions and tries to re-request it.
    • If this book is on a Wish List, it will then be offered to the next Wisher
      • If there is no one else  Wishing for it, it will go back to your bookshelf to await another request.
  • If you click , this is just like a regular book request decline:
    • The book is removed from the sender's bookshelf
    • The requestor's request is passed to the next sender in FIFO, if there is another copy of the book available
    • If there is no other copy of the book available, the book goes onto the requestor's Wish List.
  • If you are uncertain whether your book meets the Requestor Conditions and want to discuss this with the requestor
    • click
      • and then click (personal message) on the request to communicate with the requestor further.
    • Do not decline a request if you want to discuss this with the requestor. Declining a request by clicking "My book does not meet conditions" will make it impossible for the requestor to request this book from you.
Date Posted: 12/4/2007 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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Thanks to you both - very helpful!