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Subject: Declined RCs
Date Posted: 7/13/2009 10:37 PM ET
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Why is it that if I decline a request because I don't meet the RC it doesn't show up in my transaction archive?  I've turned down 3 requests in the last few days (2 for smoking and 1 because they wanted "keeper" books and who knows if my idea of good condition is the same as theirs.) When I check my TA there's nothing there for these requests. 

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 10:43 PM ET
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Don't believe you get penalized for declining an RC u don't meet...   In fact,  you are supposed to decline if you don't meet it.

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 11:00 PM ET
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This is intentional; RC-rejected transactions won't show up in the transaction records on either end.  As Adrienne noted, you aren't penalized for declining a request based on RCs, and it enables you to give anonymous, constructive criticism, when appropriate, to help member refine their RCs.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 11:48 PM ET
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Do you really get penalized for turning down transactions??

I turned down a couple lately and never realized that I was getting penalized. Of course, I have a whole case of a certain book and have mailed 3 copies to the same person who keeps requesting more any time I list them. I wouldn't mind, but I saw the exact book for auction by the same member name on ebay. Maybe it's just me, but if I wanted them sold on ebay - I would do that. They are brand new, out of print books that I am trying to share with others on PBS - not sell them. How will people's wish list books ever get sent if everyone opts to sell them on ebay instead?!

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 11:58 PM ET
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think getting books here to sell is against pbs policy

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 12:00 AM ET
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Melanie-I would send an email to PBS and report them.  That is not the purpose of this site!

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 12:04 AM ET
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I thought about sending a email to PBS, but I think I remember seeing a thread on here, where people listed some rule stating basically that what you do with the books once you receive them is up to you - that they prefer you to trade them, but if you want to sell them that is your business.

I just planned on turning him down everytime he tries to get the books, but if it is going to count against me?????

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 12:09 AM ET
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You get flagged if you cancel above a certain amount.  But if you have a reason, TPTB will take that into consideration.  And while selling books is not against the rules (you do own them), a proven habit of selling books for profit can get you tossed off.  

I know that the unpostables I get go to either the UBS or the library sales.

ETA.  And I really feel that selling the books is a great reason to cancel that member's orders.



Last Edited on: 7/14/09 12:12 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 12:20 AM ET
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Thanks for agreeing with me. The books probably aren't worth tons of money, but when I saw them on ebay the price was up to $42.50!! As a single mom, I could really use that money (!!), but as an avid reader, I could probably use a wish listed book that I cannot afford to purchase on ebay for $42.50 more!

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 12:42 AM ET
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Melanie if the books are worth $42 sell the books on ebay instead!  There are few books listed on PBS that are worth more than a few dollars.



Last Edited on: 7/14/09 12:42 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 8:02 AM ET
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It's not against PBS policy to sell books you received here, or trade them at a used book store or whatever--but as this member is requesting the same book over and over and you are seeing them listed continually on eBay, I would say that goes more toward "obtaining books for commercial purposes" and would be reportable to TPTB.

Cheryl

 

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 8:05 AM ET
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I wasn't worried about being penalized.  I just wondered why it doesn't show up on the transaction archive.  Just a curiosity thing.