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Subject: DC?
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 3:32 PM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2007
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If my sender used DC (July 5), but the PO tracking the DC # doesn't show anything beyond the initial "electronically sent" info that the DC was purchased and the package would be sent, is that an indication that my sender bought the DC and printed the label but my book never made it to the PO?  Should I send a PM to the sender?

A book in my Tx history which I sent with DC has a ton of hits over the three days it was en route.  The lack of hits is making me believe the package was never sent.

How does PBS work in this instance?  Does the sender get to keep the credit even when there is no record the book was ever received at the PO?  That would be a cheap way for a cheater to get credits if they can buy a quarter priced DC, then never send the book and claim it was lost in the mail.

Also, if my book never arrives am I put back at the bottom of the wishlist for it?

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 3:38 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2007
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I  receive some books a few weeks ago that had dc.  The person shipped when they marked it it mailed but nothing popped up in the system at all for two weeks.  I thought it was lost when suddenly it showed up.  DC does not have to be scanned until delivery.  Unless they scan it when you buy postage, it may not get scanned by any automated machines

They have not got the credit yet and won't until it is scanned.  I believe if it lost, you go back to #1 on the WL and the sender gets the credit.  I assume that R&R would notice if someone was purchasing dc and the books always went lost. 

You could pm the person and double check when it was sent.  I just received books a couple days ago that I was getting concerned about.  They were postmarked over a week after they had marked it mailed....errrrr!

GL!!

Angie -
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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The person most likely sent it (has it been marked mailed?) but it wasn't scanned. The post office doesn't have to scan it until it reaches the final destination, it isn't really meant as a tracking system for you.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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I always use DC on my packages and the last several that I've mailed out never got scanned until they reached the "delivery" post office. Technically the post office doesn't have to scan it until it's ready for delivery (unless the sender actually went to the PO to send it) so frequent scans (in my experience) are rare.

From what I understand, the sender can get a credit if the book goes lost (even if it was never scanned) but R&R keep track of those transactions and anyone who has the above situation happen a lot would probably have their account seriously looked at after a few separate instances.

If your book goes lost, I think you'll be put back at the top of the wishlist (if not, use the feedback button and tell R&R what happened and on what book and they can put you back at #1).

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 3:47 PM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2007
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Ok, thanks a bunch.  I will sit on my hands for a bit longer.  Yes, it was marked mailed right after the label was printed off.  I hate to PM about it because it sounds like I am accusing the sender, when they may have just forgot it was in their car ready to take to PO or like you say, it might not have been scanned yet.  Hopefully it will show up in my mailbox!  I'd much rather have the book than a credit.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 7:58 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2006
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I am beginning to wonder if some of my books were ever scanned?????????

I mail the book with DC,  but the credit never comes through and then, I get a message, your book has been received and since you used DC you have already received your credit. Anyone else with this problem?

 

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 11:55 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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I live in a small town with  a small post office and they do not have the appropriate scanner to do the dc there, it has to wait until it gets to the main post office in the next big city.  Even then it may take awhile and as someone has said may even not get scanned until it reaches the delivery post office.

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 12:15 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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It is not UNcommon for it to be scanned the day it's delivered.  It's delivery confirmation, after all.   So I wouldn't think it'd be unusual for someone to mark the book received the same day the PO scanned the package. 

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 9:28 AM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2007
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My local PO will scan for me when I drop something off. But last week, I mailed 5 books while I was in another state. One got scanned at delivery. The other 4 still just show that the information has been received. Sometimes we get lucky and they get scanned at a mid-point, but you just never know.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 3:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2007
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In case anyone wonders what happened with this transaction, the book went lost in the PBS system (so I got my credit back), then it returned to the sender without any packaging.  She asked if I still want it, which I do... so we will see what happens from here.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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I mail the book with DC,  but the credit never comes through and then, I get a message, your book has been received and since you used DC you have already received your credit.

It looks like you are getting your quick credit. You may want to check your Club Communications to see if they sent you an email about it. If they haven't, check your settings to make sure that you have it marked to receive the emails.