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Subject: Credits incentive............
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 11:58 PM ET
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 Is it possible to give 2 credits to someone?  How is it done? Can you arrange a swap without an actual posting?  How would it be done.

This is the situation:  I am mailing out a book to a person who requested it.  I am now wishing I had not posted it because I have a daughter who would have like it.  So I am wondering if I can offer this person who is receiving book a deal to return it to me for 2 credits.   

 

Linda

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 12:10 AM ET
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You cannot offer someone more than one credit for a book on this site. One book = one credit (except audio). That is a VERY important rule to the site.  I recommend just requesting the book through the proper methods on the site.  If it is a WL book, you could always Wish List it and PM them asking if they'd to post the book back to you when they are done. They are under no obligation to do that (so don't badger them) and DO NOT offer more than one credit, that can get you both in hot water. If it is not a WL book, you can request it directly from that person's shelf once they repost it.



Last Edited on: 9/8/08 12:10 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 12:10 AM ET
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Just cancel the order.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 7:35 AM ET
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Or you send it on its way and order it from someone else (providing its not a wishlist book)

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 3:56 PM ET
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Have you already printed out the mailing label?  If not, you will be able to cancel the order.  This will also remove the book from your shelf, so if, after your daughter reads it and you want to post it again, you'll have to re-post.  You could make sure you have made a note of the info on the person who requested it from you so if, when your daughter finishes with it and they still have it on their wish list, you could post i directly to them.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 4:01 PM ET
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ETA:  I misread the post and realized my answer didn't make sense



Last Edited on: 9/9/08 10:59 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 4:03 PM ET
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I'm pretty sure a Sender can cancel a transaction up until clicking Mailed.  If the OP hasn't mailed the book yet then she should cancel just cancel the transaction if she would like to keep the book.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 12:36 AM ET
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I agree with Melanie D. but would add that I believe that  when you ask them to post it back to you, you CAN offer an extra credit to cover postage. I am sure that if I'm wrong someone will point it out :)

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 3:14 PM ET
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Thank you all for your input. ................. I have decided to send this book to  the person who requested it.  I don't want to disappoint  her/him.  Next time I will pay better attention to what I am listing, I hope. Linda

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 3:40 PM ET
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Denise, if there's a problem swap and the Sender would like the book returned they should provide a credit for postage on top of refunding the original credit, but if a successful swap is to be reversed it would be the same as simply requesting any other book from the Requester's shelf, which would only be the standard single-credit transaction each way.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 4:35 PM ET
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 when you ask them to post it back to you, you CAN offer an extra credit to cover postage. I am sure that if I'm wrong someone will point it out :) - You can't ever offer an extra credit to get someone to post a book to you. You can always give one once you receive it, though. Offering an extra credit to right a problem swap like James is talking about is a different situation.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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See, I knew someone would tell me if I was wrong :)