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Subject: how to add RC
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 3:16 PM ET
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I want to get a hardback for my personal collection. How do I set up a RC. I dont see how to do it anywhere

Date Posted: 6/26/2011 3:20 PM ET
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Under "My Account" the drop-down box has the option "settings"; click on it, it'll bring you to a settings page where you can change whatever, about halfway down the page there's a Requestor Conditions box where you set up your RC.

EDITED TO ADD: if you're looking for a hardcover, the ISBN you have could possibly be for the HC edition, have you checked it for the format (paperback or hardcover)? If you have no other conditions you wouldn't have to set up an RC, just make sure the ISBN matches the book format. If you set up an RC but have listed the paperback ISBN it's just going to create a lot of headaches.

 



Last Edited on: 6/26/11 3:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 3:23 PM ET
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thank you. I just found it. I had another question though. Is there a way to add it to just one book? I don't care about the condition of paperbacks that I just want to read, but my personal collection I would like to be in very good condition.

Date Posted: 6/26/2011 3:32 PM ET
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RCs cannot be applied to a single book - they are an across the board thing, and you have to specify "if this is a hardcover book......blah" or "if this is a paperback book it must be in good condition.......blah blah blah".

However, do be prepared to have the other member(s) not accept your RC as book condition, as mentioned here so very often, is a subjective thing. What's "good" to one member could mean "only acceptable" to another member. It's too much of a gray area. Personally, I'd turn down the request due to its iffyness. This is a chance a member takes when she/he writes up a Requestor Condition.

You might want to try a search in this forum for the various RC threads to see other members' feedback on the subject. It'll give you an idea of how they go.

 

Date Posted: 6/26/2011 3:33 PM ET
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In the first line under settings / requester conditions, there's a yes / no drop down box beside: I will only accept books under certain conditions:  

Once you've added your condition, turn it to Yes, to make that particular request and then back to No when you don't want the RC to apply.

Edited to add - I was assuming this isn't a wishlist request and you don't have your wishlist on autorequest. If it is, and you do, then you'll need to specify that it only applies to a certain book, which I agree can get confusing for the sender.

 



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Date Posted: 6/26/2011 4:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/26/2011 4:51 PM ET
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I agree with Lsressler that it would be important to take the book off auto-request, if it's a wish list book.  And just do what she said -- go to My Account --> Settings--> Requestor Conditions, write your condition, flip the "no" to "yes", and hit the "update request settings" button. if your RC is on when you click to order a book, or click to accept a Wish List offer, then it will apply to that request. 

Then after you've ordered the book, go back in and turn it off, and click to update the request settings again.  I've done that to get a particular edition of a book with specific artwork on the cover.

For more info, use the key words "requestor condition" in the "browse help docs" search box in the help center.



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Date Posted: 6/26/2011 5:05 PM ET
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When you order a book through FIFO, there is a box you can check saying "Do NOT Apply My Requestor Conditions to This Request

I learned something new today - I didn't know the RC could be turned off for a particular book. I don't have any RCs so never checked further than assuming it was either on or off. Good to know in case I ever apply any conditions.

Date Posted: 6/26/2011 7:22 PM ET
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I didn't know about the checkbox that allows you to turn off your RCs for a particlar request. I've always done it the old-fashioned way, by turning on my Conditions before requeseting the book to which I wanted them to apply, and then turning them back off again before making any further requests. The conditions remain in place for the request made while they were activated.

eta: of course, if that request was cancelled and then rolled over to the next available copy, I don't think the Conditions would continue to be in place, and I'm unsure whether the new checkbox covers for that possibility. Looks like I learned something new AND came up with a new topic to research lol



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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 2:17 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/27/2011 2:28 PM ET
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Thanks Marc, I haven't used an RC since the checkbox was added. I appreciate the screencap tremendously :)