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Subject: Deleting my posted book
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 8:19 PM ET
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I just posted a book that has some underlining in it. I didn't realize this when I posted it. It is a wishlisted book and I don't see any way for me to get it out of the system. Do I wait until the wish is accepted and then cancel it? Will it then be removed from the system or will it just roll over to the next wisher?

Thanks for your help.

Date Posted: 5/24/2011 8:31 PM ET
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You can't remove it until the book is accepted.  In the case of underlining and writing, you are allowed to PM a requestor and ask if they will accept the book that way. It's called a text book rule but the help docs are loose as to what is technically a text book since there all different types of "classes" that use books that werent' originally intended to be text books. You have to cancel the request if they don't responde to the PM or don't want the book.

Date Posted: 5/24/2011 8:53 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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I would accept the request, then PM them to let them know of the underlining (textbook rule applies to just about everything).  If they accept it, then continue as usual.  If they don't want it, then cancel the request so they go back to their 1st place in line.  Some people don't mind, but some people do.  As long as you're straight forward about it and they accept the terms, then it can be a system transaction.  Good luck!

Kellie

Date Posted: 5/24/2011 8:53 PM ET
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Double posted.  Sorry.

Kellie



Last Edited on: 5/24/11 8:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/25/2011 12:04 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Make it very clear that YOU will be the one to cancel the order.  If the member with a WL cancels, then they lose their place in line AND the book rolls over, so you again have to accept the order before you can cancel it.



Last Edited on: 5/25/11 12:04 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/25/2011 11:26 AM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2011
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To keep the book from rolling over to the next wisher (e.g. if the current wisher doesn't reply and it times out after 48 hours), put your bookshelf on vacation hold. Then you can delete the book from your bookshelf and take it off vacation hold.

Date Posted: 5/26/2011 1:13 PM ET
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What am I missing here??? If you want to delete any book on your bookshelf, there is a box on the far right of the book entry. CHECK the box, then go up and CLICK ON DELETE. Voila, no more book.

Date Posted: 5/26/2011 1:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Thomas - that box is not there for a Wish List book, there is a gray symbol (!) there instead indicating the book is being held by a Wish List offer.

Date Posted: 5/26/2011 2:05 PM ET
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Here are two help docs mentioned above:

1)

What is the definition of a textbook?

Actually, the way the system and rules are designed, it does not matter what the "objective definition" of a textbook is.  The club members decide this - as long as the rules in the Book Condition Criteria for 'Swappability' at PBS are followed.  See the explanation and examples below.

If a member considers her book a textbook she may Post it with underlining/highlighting/writing on text pages, according to the "textbook exception" in the Book Condition Criteria for 'Swappability' at PBS; BUT since the textbook exception in the Book Condition Criteria for 'Swappability' at PBS require her to contact the requestor and obtain PM consent to the book's condition, she won't be in the position of sending a "stealth textbook" to someone who doesn't expect to receive one.

Examples/further explanation:

  • Member A posts an Economics 101 textbook - something that most people would clearly consider a textbook.   
  • Following the Book Condition Criteria for 'Swappability' at PBS textbook exception rules, she sends a Personal Message to the requestor when she gets a request, describing the book's condition.
  • Chances are good that she will get PM consent from the requestor to send the book with highlighting/etc. 
  • Member B posts a novel (fiction) that she used in a class - something that most people would NOT consider a textbook.
    • Following the Book Condition Criteria for 'Swappability' at PBS textbook exception rules, she sends a Personal Message to the requestor when she gets a request, describing the book's condition.
    • Chances are good that she will NOT get PM consent from the requestor to send the book with highlighting/etc.
    • If the requestor declines the book in its condition, Member B will have to cancel the request and repost her book.  It will go to the 'back of the line' for requests.  (If it is a Wish Listed book, it will be offered to the same wisher and the sender will again have to cancel.  She will have to wait for the wishing member to get a copy of this book from someone else before Member B can post her copy again.)

So, the farther the book is from a 'textbook' in common perception, the more likely it will be difficult to get consent to its condition.  Members in Member B's situation may encounter several declines, and will eventually realize that the book is not likely to be acceptable to the club in its condition.  Member B will stop trying to offer it as a "textbook"  and will consider it instead an unpostable/damaged book.

In this way, the club defines "textbook" on a case-by-case basis, and no one who is following the rules will be able to "surprise" another person with a highlighted/written-in/underlined book.

Date Posted: 5/26/2011 2:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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2)

I posted a Wish Listed book I can't send!

If you Post a Wish Listed book you cannot send, the book will be involved in a pending offer immediately, and you will not be able to delete it from the system or cancel the offer until the Wishing member requests the book.

You should:

  • Wait for the book to be requested.
  • Decline the request if you cannot send the book by clicking
    • Doing this will remove the book from your account. 
    • You will have a chance to explain what happened to the requestor when you decline the request. 
  • To "speed up" the process (to prevent having to wait for a request if the first wisher(s) decline the offer of the book) you can put your account on Vacation Hold.
    • then, if the first wisher declines or does not accept the offer of the book, the book will go back onto your Bookshelf and you can delete it from there.  After deleting it, you can remove the Vacation Hold from your account.