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Subject: Not getting a response.
Date Posted: 5/19/2010 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2009
Posts: 142
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I have a book that's iffy of whether it's acceptable or not.  I received it this way from another member and I accepted it without a problem.  There is a small amount of waviness to some of the pages (possibly from water or dampness), not very noticeable and it doesn't get in the way of reading it.  But to be on the safe side, I PM'd a requestor and am not getting any response.  Seeing how I'm not getting a response, should I cancel the order?

For the record, I find that I very often don't get responses from members.  If I'm offering a deal, I like to let them know they can choose another book for free or something.  Do they not have their settings so that they don't get notices in their email or what?

Thanks for your help.

Pam

Date Posted: 5/19/2010 9:38 AM ET
Member Since: 5/22/2005
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Yes......you should cancel the order.

The book was not postable in the first place. Even though you accepted it in that condition does not mean it can be posted. Posting conditions state no water damage. Requestors expect that a book they are ordering is in postable condition so you should not expect that they will answer a PM about the condition. I'm not saying that your PM is being ignored, it's just that the requestor may not have daily access to the account. The book may have been on auto request.

Deals should be offered through the Bazaar site.  That way you can describe the condition up front and a requestor will have to contact you to order the book.



Last Edited on: 5/19/10 9:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/19/2010 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2009
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I always offer my deals in Book Bazaar.  Am just being nice to others who order from me and don't realize I'm offering a deal.

Anyway, I canceled the order.

Thanks,
Pam

Date Posted: 5/19/2010 9:46 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
Posts: 15,186
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I think at this point you need to decide if it is water damage or cheap paper waviness. If it looks like water damage, cancel the request and do not repost it. If you cannot decide, I would err on the side of caution and cancel.  The fact that you accepted to book and could read it doesn't really matter, the site says no water damage at all.  It is getting harder and harder to distinguish water damage from cheap paper and bad binding, but if it is limited to a few pages I would lean towards water damage and not postable.

Date Posted: 5/19/2010 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2009
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Thank you Melanie.  I have decided to offer it as a freebie non-postable and have noted so on my profile and in the Book Bazaar.  It's not bad at all, but rather then cause any problem, I am not re-offering it on my Bookshelf.

Again, thanks much for your response.
Pam