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Subject: cookbooks
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 1:58 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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I posted a cookbook and someone ordered it.

It was my understanding that I need to PM them with the condition, since cookbooks are allowed to have stains (this one has a small one on the cover.)

 

I haven't heard back from the person, so my question is how long to I need to wait for a response?  And if they don't respond, do I mail it or cancel it?

 

thanks

 

 

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 2:04 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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PM the person with a deadline to respond. If s/he doesn't respond, cancel the order and post about in on the Book Bazaar (complete with description). It'll get snatched up quickly from there, especially if it's wishlisted.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 2:12 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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thanks,

I have to mark it mailed by monday, and since that's a holiday it is cutting it close for getting it mailed.  (I was hoping to make a post office run this afternoon)

 

 

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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I agree with Jane - You must cancel or you'll get a black mark on your account for not mailing a book by the deadline.  In the reason for cancellation section, just explain what happened. 

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 8:53 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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She Pm'd me back today, so it went to the post office this afternoon.

Thanks everyone.

 



Last Edited on: 1/17/08 8:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 9:12 PM ET
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Yay! Glad for the good outcome! :)

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 10:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I am relatively new to bookswap...but I didn't think about posting cookbooks!  I have several that I never use any more and someone else might enjoy them.  I did notice that they don't have the usual numbers inside their covers needed to list them...so how do I go about listing cookbooks?  Any pointers?!

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 4:03 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2005
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List them as a non-ISBN book.  The older, BGH, casserole books from the 60's and 70's don't seem to move too much but generally speaking, cookbooks are a hot commodity!  Additionally, not too long ago they said all could be listed despite their condition - as long as the requesting member was notified in advance of the condition with the agreement to decline if the condition wasn't to their liking.  I don't know of any cook who will turn down a desired cookbook due to stains, notes in the pages, etc.  It's part of the charm and a well used cookbook is a good cookbook!

(I should probably add that 'despite their condition' would require common sense - no animal stains, no mold or mildew...I was just referring to normal cookbook use.)