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Subject: How do I delete my account?
Date Posted: 12/4/2009 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2007
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After being accused of sending a book that reeks of smoke that had to be thrown away (I live in a smoke free home). I am done with PaperBackSwap and would like to permanently delete my account. This is just one more incident in a long line of people that seem to have problems with books that I have sent. I don't write in my books or break the spines, I keep them in superb condition and then I hear that and it is the final straw. I told the receiver to take the credit back and I want out of PaperBackSwap for good. I have done my best and hear nothing but complaints from people. I have accepted books in poor condition and kept my mouth shut, but apparently people like to complain so that they don't lose credits, what a great way to get the book you want and not lose a credit for it.

Any information on account deletion would be appreciated.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 7:43 PM ET
Member Since: 12/23/2007
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Found it via the help center, thank you anyway. So long, PBS!

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2009
Posts: 706
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I haven't been here that long, but in the time I have been here, I have only had one problem.  It was not a condition problem.  The sender sent me a book with a similar title by mistake, and when I told her about it, she sent me the correct one.  I think it's a great site.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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He's already closed his account.

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 1:01 AM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2005
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Hmmmmm, I think this was one of two situations.  Either:

(1)  He ran into a particularly picky group of receivers who expected better than average condition books - which is unlikely but could have happened OR

(2)  Where there's smoke, there's fire - and at least some or all of the books for which he refunded credits really were unpostable.  Either he sent them out knowingly and got called on it - or more likely he didn't check them well enough and sent some unpostable books unknowingly.

ETA:  I know that he's already closed his PBS account, but I always wonder about flounces like this.  In four years of membership, I have NEVER been asked to refund a credit for an unpostable book.  So based on my experience, the odds of getting that many picky receivers have to be pretty low (granted it's a really low number for a sample group - all of one person LOL).

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Date Posted: 12/5/2009 9:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I was thinking the same thing as you Lynne.  I've sent out over 500 books adn the only complaint I had was a mistake on the requestors part (they ordered a hardcover when the meant to order an audiobook-I had my book listed correctly).  So to have so many complaints like that tells me he was not sending out good books.  Or at least he sent out enough bad ones to get called out on them a few times. 

I used to send out a lot of books that I bought cheap just to post.  I checked them well but unless you sit down and read the book-you might miss something. I've always been prepared to refund a credit if someone complained about I book that I sent but hadn't read.  I know I've marked books received and then didn't notice a small stain until I actually sat down to read the book-even though I flipped through and gave it a good examination before I marked it received.

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 10:37 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Well, buh-bye Steve!


Date Posted: 12/5/2009 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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Date Posted: 12/5/2009 8:17 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Gotta agree with Jeri--

I've only been here a month and a half, but have sent out about thirty books with no problems.  If Steve is having that many problems...well you gotta look at the common denominator.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 12/5/2009 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
Posts: 2,625
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Well, it's too late this time, but Steve, this belongs in the Flounce Forum.

Subject: Don't believe it.
Date Posted: 7/4/2011 2:34 AM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2010
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I've sent and received over 250 books from good to excellent condition both on the receiving end and sending end, in over a year's time, and have had only one problem, which was the 2nd book in the series was sent instead of the first.  The sender sent the 1st as soon as I mentioned the problem.  I haven't had a lost book to me or from me.  I have had water damage in the post a few times, I think 5, but luckily the people each time had use plastic bags or wraps.  I know sooner or later I will get a water damaged book due to not packaging well enough, but haven't yet.

If a person request a "non-smoking home" and I got the book used, I smell the book and if there is any smell at all, smoke, musty,  just plan old, even perfume, I don't send it to them.  I say, "book smells", and I haven't had a problem.  If a book really smells bad, I am sensitive, so if I cannot read it easily, I would never post it.  So far, no complaints.  I just don't believe this person and am glad he is gone.  Thing is, he could open another account under a different name/address.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/4/2011 10:09 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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This is a very old thread. Since he left over 18 months ago, it doesn't seem likely that he's coming back.

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Why was this resurrected?