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Subject: I feel like I should know this...
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 12:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2009
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When a book I send goes lost, do I lose a credit? I still have a week before it goes lost, I was just wondering- I've never had one before.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 12:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2009
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Yes, I think you do if you didn't pay extra for the PBS delivery confirmation.

I wouldn't worry too much yet though, it seems like mailing has been slower lately (at least for me).

Last Edited on: 5/14/09 12:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 12:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You won't get the credit unless you used the PBS DC.  It'll probably still get there.  I've sent over 400 books and I have yet to have one go lost.  Sometimes they go almost to that last date.  But none have gone lost yet. 

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 1:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
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I think I've had two that I sent out go lost since I've been here.  The first one I was out a credit on, and the second one was after I started using PBS postage, so I got to keep that one.  It's worth it to me to send my books and not have to worry - plus, when I have to go to the PO, I don't have to wait in line.  I sell about half of my credits through the BB anyway to fund my postage account, so I end up not quite breaking even on my book expenses, but close enough to make my voracious reading habits much more affordable:P

Last Edited on: 5/14/09 1:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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Never give up though.  I had a book go lost and 6 months later it was marked received. 

Last Edited on: 5/14/09 7:25 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/15/2009 12:33 AM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2009
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Thanks guys! I'm not too worried about it, and I hope it does show up sooner or later. If I miss out on a credit, I'll live. :)

vic8 -
Date Posted: 5/15/2009 1:19 AM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2009
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I am a fairly new member...3 months and about 65 books mailed each way. Here is the MOST peculiear thing. Not only have I had two books on their way TO me go lost, but it was the same title. I ordered it from a second member after the first got lost. It too went lost. I figured I just wasn't supposed to read it for...whatever....  

Very very spooky in a way.


Date Posted: 5/15/2009 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I've had 2 go lost in the past month, and looking at another one.  One showed up (only one state over - KS to OK) and it took 6 weeks.  The other 2 are still out there somewhere. 

You won't get the credit however, unless as everyone said above you used DC or it eventually gets to the requester.  Pat