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Shelly -
Subject: Help deciphering RC.
Date Posted: 2/9/2010 3:52 PM ET
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They requested an audiobook on CD from me. But exactly are they wanting from this RC?

ALL BOOKS:  Usually I'll accept most books except water damaged books, as long as you let me know up front what problem it has. I received one that was written all throughout, 2 that were so smokey I couldn't repost them and one covered in pet hair.  The only thing that bothered me about it was that these people said they were in perfect condition.  I didn't care much about the marks and stuff...only the person's integrity and honesty about it.  The same goes for Audio CD's - please don't tell me they are CD's and then I get them and they are casettes.  I can't play them and will ask for my credits back.  :0)

Date Posted: 2/9/2010 3:55 PM ET
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Looks like their only requirement for audiobooks is that what you send be the same format that is listed. So, if the audiobook is listed as a CD and you have CDs, I'd accept and send.

It's a poorly worded RC, and barely even has requester conditions. It's more like a monologue about the ways he/she has been done wrong by other members, so I'd likely not have a problem accepting it as it's not really asking for anything.



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Date Posted: 2/9/2010 3:57 PM ET
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I'd send it. You have an audio book on CD and their only RC for that is that it not be a cassette.

Date Posted: 2/9/2010 3:57 PM ET
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It's a poorly worded RC, and barely even has requester conditions. It's more like a monologue about the ways he/she has been done wrong by other members.

I agree.

Date Posted: 2/9/2010 4:02 PM ET
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I would just decline because I don't want to read through all that wandering blathering.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 2/9/2010 5:32 PM ET
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" The only thing that bothered me about it was that these people said they were in perfect condition. "

 

That statement in the RC would concern me.  Is she expecting that the audio book is in perfect condition?  Case, too?  I think I would turn it down and say that the conditions were confusing to me.

Smoky books are postable and what, exactly, is covered in pet hair?  I wouldn't take a chance on this person marking my book RWAP.

Kate -
Date Posted: 2/9/2010 7:17 PM ET
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" The only thing that bothered me about it was that these people said they were in perfect condition. "

That statement in the RC would concern me

Me too. In addition to the RC, is she communicating with everyone directly about their books? And these four people all happened to claim their damaged books were in "perfect condition"? (Or did they claim this by posting/accepting her RC?) I'm scratching my head a little bit over that, as well as the "covered in pet hair" bit. This RC is too vague and seemingly exaggerated for comfort.

Shelly -
Date Posted: 2/9/2010 11:17 PM ET
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I thought I would take a chance and accepted the request. Since the only thing about audiobooks were that they were to be CDs. Maybe after this transaction is done, I will send her a nice note saying that her RC is a bit vauge and she might want to reword it.

I am sending with DC so I will get my credit when the PO scans it. My question is, if she marks this a RWAP for some reason, will it take the credits away?

 

 

Edit to add question at end.



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Date Posted: 2/9/2010 11:52 PM ET
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You always have the control over the credits. If you are sure it met all PBS requirements when you sent it, and that you sent it with adequate wrapping, no one is going to force you to give her credit back. PBS doesn't work that way. 

ETA: For audios, you might consider adding an extra layer of boxing (even if it's just a little box to fit the cd case that's made out of a cereal box. It won't add enough weight to worry about, and will help insure the integrity of the CD case, and that may keep her happier than if you just wrapped it in paper. Those cardboard cases damage so easily in the mail, it's just a suggestion, just because I do it, in no way means you have to do so, it's totally up to you. I was just offering a thought :)



Last Edited on: 2/9/10 11:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/10/2010 2:59 AM ET
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What Sherry said, the original CD boxes are easily damaged in the mail.  You may wish to consider added protection.

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 8:48 PM ET
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I'd decline it.  What does this person mean by letting him or her know what problems it has?  Does this person define stuff that would otherwise be postable as a problem?  Obviously, because of the smokey part.  The "covered in pet hair" reminded me of the RC I just posted about a couple days ago where they said they didn't want to book to look like it had been "read a hundred times."  Those sorts of exaggerations in a RC just make it impossible for me to figure out what the person is trying to get at. 

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 10:51 PM ET
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A few weeks ago, I received a request with an RC that said, "I don't want to receive any more icky books."

Right on! Neither do I! No more "icky" books for anyone!

:)