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Subject: Contacting the person who requested a book...
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:51 AM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2006
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Sorry if this is answered somewhere, I looked around and couldn't find anything.

I recieved a book from here that was in okay condition - definitely readable, just borderline postable. There's no water damge or anything, but the binding is in rough shape, although all the pages are still attached just fine.

I wasn't going to repost it, but when I went to move it from my TBR to my BIR, I saw that it was wishlisted. I figured that I could post it and then contact the person who requested it and let them know the condition before sending it. So now, it's been requested from me and I can't figure out how to find out who requested it without actually accepting their request. If I accept it and then they decide they don't want it, we can cancel, right?

The book is in pretty much the same condition that it was when I recieved it, readable but probably on it's last read. I think it's okay to post but I'd like the recipient to know the condition beforehand, so they're not annoyed or disappointed.

Thanks! :)


Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:52 AM ET
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You cannot contact them until you have said you can mail it. If it is postable, I wouldn't PM.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 12:28 PM ET
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Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 12:50 PM ET
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I'd accept the request, then send a PM.  If they don't want it in its current condition, then you should be the one to cancel the request after that.  (Does not meet requestor conditions.)  That way, they don't lose their place in WL line due to your posting a "borderline last read condition" book if they don't want your copy.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2006
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Okay, great. Thanks for your help!

I remember reading in the bulletin about "last reads" - that's where I got that term from lol.