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Subject: Deal that didn't follow through?
Date Posted: 5/5/2009 6:18 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2009
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I have been looking through the Book Bazaar a lot lately because I have gotten into mysteries and there are quite a few on bookshelves - long story short, I asked for a deal on the first two books in a series (it was a 2 for 1 deal... it may have even been a 3 for 1 but I can't remember) - and only got 1 book in the mail. I PMed the member and said that I had participated in their deal several weeks ago and got no response - and I can't find the thread where I did, either. Do I just mark the book received anyway? I am sad because I wouldn't have ordered the first book without the deal :(

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 6:35 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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You can search the BB forum under both your name and their's, that should help you narrow your search down.  Check your transaction archive for the date you ordered the book, then look for the posts around that date. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 6:38 PM ET
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You only have ten posts in the BB, so you should be able to locate this info quickly.  Was it here.... http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=159871&l=25&ls=0#p3233758

Mark the book received and if you find proof of a deal the two of you made, forward the BB posts and your PM's, if any, to the site and see what they'll do.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 7:12 PM ET
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I had an issue like that not long ago.  I took someone up on a 4 for 1 deal, but only received 2 books.  I talked to one of the TGs who talked to other TGs and they said that because I got the book that I actually ordered from the system, I was out of luck.  Deals are between the two people involved. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 7:21 PM ET
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If you had requestor conditions and the sender canceled the transaction, the book you actually requested from her would have rolled over into the FIFO system.  If that's what happened, the person who actually sent you the book would have no knowledge of the original deal offered up in the Bazaar.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 8:03 PM ET
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Julie, thank you for that link - that was the one. I couldn't figure out how to search properly in the forums. Turns out the person I wanted the offer from apparently cancelled the transaction, so I got it from someone else :( Thank you for the help, everyone... going to mark it received now, since this person has no idea about the deal.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 8:34 PM ET
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Ah, yes, I had a feeling that was the case.  Bummer

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 11:20 PM ET
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That is a shame. The person who accepted the deal should of had the common courtesy to pm you immediately so you could have canceled the order on your end.

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 7:06 AM ET
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That's just one of the reason I don't monkey around with deals--have just seen too many posts about similar things happening, and also people who do deals unloading unpostable books in the deal without letting the requestor know in advance that the "free" books aren't postable, etc. I just stick with the good old one book for one credit...I figure any book I deem worthy of reading is worth a credit. :-D

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 7:57 AM ET
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When I take someone up on a deal offer I monitor it very carefully.  You have to babysit it to make sure it doesn't get cancelled. If I had RCS I would ask them first or turn them off for the deal.

It probably never occurred to the person who offered the deal that the request would go to someone else-who wasn't offering a deal. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 12:29 PM ET
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Yes. Requestor cond. can really mess up a deal. I saw in the newsletter you can now turn off RC's for just a particular request right in the request.  I try to offer deals when I'm available to coordinate things. I would suggest the same if you are accepting a deal.

Nancy

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 1:18 PM ET
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I don't actually have any RC's, that's why I was confused - I don't often get orders cancelled :( I guess I learned my lesson... hopefully I like the series so I am not too disappointed about it all, but it was a pretty common book I could have gotten elsewhere. Oh well!