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Subject: emailing a requester?
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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Someone has requested a book from me but asked that I email her first with some details about the condition.  I don't see how I can get her email address.  Is it possible? 

Thank you, 

Sharon

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 8:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Sharon--


Unless she has provided that info in her RCs, you can't.  All you can do is accept the request and PM her, or decline.

Cheers,

Catt

Subject: emailing a requester?
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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So sorry about Peanut!  Now, to be really out of it! ; what is PM?  And by the way, how can this member have a whole list of things she wants to know about the book and a request for an email when that's impossible?  Thank you for your answer!

Subject: emailing a requester?
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 9:09 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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Oops, one more question:  what is an RC?

Thank you!!!!!

Sharon

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 9:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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PM= Personal message

RC= Requester Conditions

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 7:56 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Just some advice: don't get in a habit of PMing people about the condition of books. And if you do: decide if you are going to send it anyway if you don't get a response in time (some people only come on once a week or less).  Figure out ahead of time who is going to cancel if they don't want the book.  If it's a heavily posted book that's been sitting on your shelf a long time and you cancel-then you have to go to the end of the line and wait all that time again before it's requested again.  If it's WL and htey cancel then they lose their place in the WL line. But if you cancel the WL book then when you repost it it'll just offer it to them again and keep offering it to them if they are the only wisher or they don't put RCs up that you can decline.  If it's a posted book and they cancel when they request it again it'll again go to you. (these are all reasons why I don't PM about the condition of the books-my books all meet PBS guidelines and if I can't tell if they meet your RCS then your RCS aren't clear enough).

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 6:53 PM ET
Member Since: 9/21/2006
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also-keep in mind you are not required to pm them so they can find out about the condition of your book.  you can decline the RC if it is too much work, confusing or unclear to figure out what they want.  If they want a specific condition of the book it is very easy to list it in the RC's, such as not smelling like smoke, not being an ex library or maybe they are looking for a specific cover image.   I decline all RCs unless they are very clear to me.