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Subject: conditions?
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:15 AM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2007
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i know when i signed up it asked if i had any conditions on which books i wanted to receive... where does this information show up when someone requests something from me? as far as i know, none of the peole who have requested from me so far have had any conditions, but perhaps i am not looking in the right spot? thanks!

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:20 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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Conditions only appear when someone orders a book FROM you.

From the Help Center:

What are Requestor Conditions?

Requestor Conditions allow you to specify what kinds of books you are NOT willing to receive from other members.   The specifications you write will appear verbatim on every request you submit.  You can set your Requestor Conditions in your Account Settings, from the Settings tab in My Account.

Why use Requestor Conditions?
  • This is the only way to request a book in "better-than-PBS-requires" condition. 
  • You may want to use Requestor Conditions because of health issues (allergies) or personal preferences (you like dust jackets with your hardcovers, or you prefer mass-market paperback size to Trade size paperbacks)
  • You can get a book that matches your requirements without losing your place in a Wish List line.

 

 

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:34 AM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2007
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yeah, i was just wondering where the conditions show up when they request one from me...

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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You will not be able to miss them.  When the request comes through the conditions the person has set will be shown and before you can accept the request you will first have to answer does your book meet the request conditions. If you say yes, the transaction will proceed as usual (accept, mail by date, etc).

If book does NOT meet conditions, the next screen will ask for an explanation as to why the book does not meet conditions.

The majority of members do not set conditions which is why you haven't seen anything yet.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:50 AM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2007
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aha! thanks so much.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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You will not be able to miss a request with conditions when you get one.  If you read from the top of a page or box, downward, as most of us do, you must read somone's conditions first before you accept or decline. 

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 12:07 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2007
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thanks guys! i got my first conditonal request - it is hard to miss! =p