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Subject: How do I actually GET the book I want?
Date Posted: 3/7/2009 8:59 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Early in the week I requested a hardback that is part of a series.

The member accepted the request.  Then, the next day, I get a PM that says, "I can't remember what condition I listed this book as----But I just wanted you to know that my dog chewed on part of one corner of it.  I tried to tape it back together.  Just wanted to let you know before I sent the book."

I PM the member back.  I tell him that this site does not 'allow' members to list individual conditions of books.  I told him that his book does not meet PBS standards, since it was chewed on by his dog.  I told him where to find the information in the Help Docs----I quoted them in my PM back to him.

I then cancelled the order----Because I didn't want there to be any possibility of me actually getting this book.

Now-----When I try to order the book (from someone else), the request goes right back to this guy with an unpostable book on his bookshelf.  I've tried for the last 2 days----Still getting the same guy.

So-----What do I do now?  How do I get around the 1st guy, so that I can request this from another member??

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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You have to ask him to cancel it - that way you can escape this loop.  Once he cancels, it should go to the next person.

He really should remove this book from his shelf altogether.

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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PM the 1st guy and ask him to take his book off or to refuse your order.  Or set up a RC for that book so that he has to refuse - this would be the easiest on you.


Date Posted: 3/7/2009 9:50 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2008
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And send feedback to TPTB, quoting the PM he sent you about his dog chewing it.

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 11,716
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Yes, definitely send the PM to the PBS team so they too can tell him pet chewed books aren't allowed to be swapped here.