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Subject: How can a book show up as received before it is even mailed?
Date Posted: 10/29/2007 11:40 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2007
Posts: 37
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I got a box of books today and when I went to mark it received, it showed up as my having received it on the 12th although it also shows it was mailed to me on the 23rd.  I had another transaction where someone received a box of books from me on the 12th and left feedback about the books, although they were not marked as received yet.  Is this a glitch in the system or is there some logical explanation for these types of discrepencies?  This is not just happening with the Box-O-Books transactions.  When I went to mark an ordered book I received, it showed up as my having received it already even though I just got it and had not marked it yet.  Granted, I don't check my PO box every day and packages could have been noted as received by the post office so that delivery confirmation would show it as being received a few days prior to my having it in my hand, and yet there is no way I can receive something 11 days before it was mailed to me!

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 11:53 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2007
Posts: 369
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Halloween is only a few days away... I think PBS might be haunted.  A few days agao, I got a request and PMed the person about it before I sent it.  She got back to me after a day or so and said "Yep, got it, thanks."  But I hadn't sent it yet!

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 11:54 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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There is a glitch with BOB at the moment where the other person's "received" status is showing up on the wrong side of the transaction.  I reported it to R&R a few days ago.

-bret

 

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 3:52 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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I've had the print button go missing so I had to contact the member for their address. I just went to click on the mail button for another transaction and it isn't there. BOB is haunted! I hope they get the kinks worked out soon. It's a PITA!

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2007
Posts: 37
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I was wondering if the "received" status was showing up in the wrong place since I have a number of transactions that indicate that I have "completed" them and yet they do not show up as having been received when I thought they were already received.  I am glad it is not just me!  I shrugged off the first few incidents of weirdness but after awhile it makes me wonder what is going on.  I hope it is an easy fix.