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Subject: I forgot to add a Requestor Condition
Date Posted: 7/4/2010 3:57 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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I remembered right after I hit the button that I didn't do it. Can I still add one or change the request? It currently says "Waiting for Member." I did PM her. But, I'd like a more official RC put on if possible.

And what if she doesn't respond to the RC, but sends the book anyway?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:09 PM ET
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Requestor conditions have to be in place at the time the request is submitted. If it's not a wish list book, you can just cancel, setup your condition, reorder, then remove your condition.

If she doesn't see your PM before she mails the book, then you have to mark it received without a problem if it meets the site's requirements.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:30 PM ET
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It IS a WL book with 11 people in line. No canceling and reordering without being put at the end of line?

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:30 PM ET
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If it says "waiting for member" then just cancel the request, put on your RCs and order again.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:41 PM ET
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If it's a WL book & I cancel, won't I be placed at the END of the line?

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:45 PM ET
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Yes, you will be moved to the end of the line if you cancel.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:47 PM ET
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Thanks.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 10:12 PM ET
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You say you PM'ed her about your RC. But that person won't want to cancel anymore than you do because then she would be the one to go to the end of the line.

Whereas if she sends it do you she is perfectly within the rules of PBS , assuming it's postable, there was no RC when it was requested. She could mail it and you have no justifiable recourse. Why should the other person suffer , and  go to the end of the line, for your mistake?

Of course it may well be that the book meets your RC anyway. Or if it is highly wish listed maybe she won't care if she goes to the end.

In any case relax and if you don't want it repost it. All your out is $2.38 for YOUR mistake.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 11:27 PM ET
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But that person won't want to cancel anymore than you do because then she would be the one to go to the end of the line.

If it's a wishlist book, which it is,  then no, the person posting the book won't go to the end of the line. All they'll have to do is repost it and it'll go to the next person in line immediately.

If it wasn't a WL book, then I totally agree with you. That book would go to the end of the FIFO line if the person posting the book cancels. In that case, if it was me, then the person wanting the book (or now NOT wanting the book) would be made to cancel.

And what if she doesn't respond to the RC, but sends the book anyway?

If she doesn't see the PM or sees it after the label is printed then you are out of luck. A PM is not an official RC. 

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 12:04 AM ET
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Why should the other person suffer , and  go to the end of the line, for your mistake?

In any case relax and if you don't want it repost it. All your out is $2.38 for YOUR mistake.

Ouch, that's a little harsh.

I think Eve was just making she understood all the options. She wasn't trying to make anyone else suffer.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 1:25 AM ET
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Whereas if she sends it do you she is perfectly within the rules of PBS , assuming it's postable, there was no RC when it was requested. She could mail it and you have no justifiable recourse. Why should the other person suffer , and  go to the end of the line, for your mistake?

Of course it may well be that the book meets your RC anyway. Or if it is highly wish listed maybe she won't care if she goes to the end.

Going to the end of the line posting a Wish List book means you go to the end of a line with zero people in it. The poster would not be harmed in any way. Not too many people will want to cancel and repost a book just to let the requester add RCs though.

 

Hopefully the sender will see the PM and be able to meet the conditions, but since there were no RCs in place, the book only needs to be in postable condition to be sent to you.

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 10:34 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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If you change your conditions now, it will go on future orders. And once the book is received, you can only mark it RWAP based on  posting guidelines or whatever RC you had in place at time of order. 

Date Posted: 7/12/2010 8:42 AM ET
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You've done about all you can do. It was your error, so technically you've ordered a book with no RC on it. As long as it meets PBS guidelines when you receive it, there isn't much you can do. Hopefully the sender will see your PM before they accept and print the label.

Since it is a wishlisted book, she could cancel and just repost it--which would give you a chance to apply your RC. When she reposts again, it should go right back to you as you'd be reinstated at #1 in line, as long as there hasn't been someone else who was ahead of you with a lost or RWAP book or on vaction hold or something. Then she can respond to your request with the RC in place. That's a best case scenario, and hope it happens for you.

If your RC is very important to you and the sender doesn't respond within a reasonable time, you do have the option to cancel, but of course that deletes the book from your WL and you'll be at the end of the queue when you put it back on.

Cheryl