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Subject: enough
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:33 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:38 AM ET
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I would probably decline , because that is so vague.  I don't know if my "very good" is the same as theirs.  If it it were a WL book, I'd probably decline even if the book was brand new, because I could post the book for a credit without the risk of a later argument as to what "very good" means.   

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:41 AM ET
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I too would decline. Your opinion of very good condition could be different from their opinion. .

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:45 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:47 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:52 AM ET
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I would decline.  I wouldn't want to get dinged on a perfectly postable book because of some minor flaw.  Too picky.  THey should buy new.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:01 AM ET
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As everyone else above has said, I'd decline.  I wouldn't have any problem about the dust jacket, but my sense of 'very good' condition' and hers might be complete opposites.  Pat

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:24 AM ET
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If my book looked like new, I'd accept, if it did I'd decline. If you decline, please keep any snarky opinions out of the response.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:28 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:35 AM ET
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I'd decline in a heartbeat.  Frankly, I would probably decline even if I had purchased the book brand new, because brand new books aren't constructed as well as they used to be and who knows what could happen to it during shipping.  I wouldn't want to take the chance either.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:37 AM ET
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I recently declined to similar RC's.  I stated that it was too vague, very good condition is subjective.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:45 AM ET
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With an RC like that, they're probably accustomed to being declined.  Unless they're new, in which case they'll figure it out:P  It's probably someone putting together a set of hardcovers, and they're just as interested in the aesthetics as the content.  That was a priority when I collected a set of Tolkien hardcovers for my kids.  But I decided it wasn't practical to try to get them here & just bought them from half.com.  They may have plenty of books and/or credits and don't mind waiting longer & being declined occasionally to get what they want though.  That's their perogative.  Everyone has different priorities, and you don't have to accept any RC requests you're uncomfortable with.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:46 AM ET
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I think I've gotten this RC before!  Or something similar.  I declined as it was too subjective.  How do I know if my book is good enough for them? 

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:09 PM ET
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Give them the link to Amazon.....

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:48 PM ET
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I would decline this in a second.  The requirements are too vague and I had rather not disappoint them!!

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:59 PM ET
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I would check the book and if it looked to be in very good shape I would send it.  Most of my books do look like they have been read.. but there is a group of them that look almost new.  If it was one of those books, I would send.  If it was one of my "usual" books, I would decline and say something... "This book appears to have been read a few times and might not meet a "very good" description"

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:20 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:46 PM ET
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I'd decline and say that even if I sent a brand new book, never read, there's too many things that could happen to it in the maul (mail).

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 4:07 PM ET
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I wouldn't use this RC, but I don't think it's outrageous.

Many of my books are in like-new unread condition. If the book requested was one of those, I'd send it in a minute.

Otherwise, I'd decline and say the book meets PBS guidelines, but is not in what I consider 'very good or better' condition.

Whatever you do, please don't say "But it's a USED BOOK!" - because I get so tired of members using that as an all-purpose excuse to send - or deny sending - anything.


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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 4:38 PM ET
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I would decline. What is "very good" to you may not be to her/him.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 4:52 PM ET
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I would be afraid to NOT decline.  And I agree...send her to Amazon.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 5:18 PM ET
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I have a similar RC to this, but unlike this one I define exactly what Very Good means to me, and it's nowhere remotely near the same thing as being a brand new book. Therefore, people suggesting to point this person to Amazon are being rather rude. It'd be far more helpful to simply suggest that she (or he) be more specific as to exactly what they mean by Very Good. In the meantime, as someone who has a similar RC, unless the book was brand new or like new I'd decline, until such time as they clarify exactly what their definition of Very Good is.

Obviously, I don't find this RC to be outrageous, just very vague and unclear.

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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 5:26 PM ET
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My first week here I got one that was just like that one and I had to decline. The book I had was like new but I felt that it was asking too much of a used book store site and I just kept thinking people like that would sell it.... it bothered me. I could have been wrong to do that. I would still decline it now though as I the smallest think wrong with the book, like dog ears, could lose me a credit.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 5:39 PM ET
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Hmm, I never even thought about using RCs to get books one can turn around and sell, most likely because I'd never do it, unless I reposted a book and even after a long time nobody ever wanted it. But even if someone does sell them, what does it hurt? They won't get much as a private seller of a used book. Heck, they'd be lucky with most books to make enough off selling it to buy a credit in the koisk.

I for one have very good personal reasons for the RCs that I have, so maybe this person does as well.

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Date Posted: 2/27/2009 6:39 PM ET
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Because I have only gotten a few RC requests since I joined, and I was able to meet them I have a question.  Do you have to state a reason if you decline an RC? 

I'd decline that one, whether or not my book was in 'very good' condition or not.  Just because that RC would make me uncomfortable.  People talk about vague, etc. and I suppose that is why - but it comes down to my gut - it's just a funny feeling I get when I see that one.