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Subject: How to handle it
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 3:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2010
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When WL books are textbooks, and I pm the requestor to let them know about writing/highlighting. I state "please let me know if this is acceptable, and if so, I will mail by ........." 

So, if they don't answer the pm by the time I've commited to mailing the book, do I then cancel the order and let it go back to FIFO or mail anyway?


cheers, chele

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 3:50 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2010
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from the rules it states that if there is writing in a text book both parties MUST AGREE via PM.. 

I would not send the book, send a PM to the requestor as the reason why and post it again. 


writing or highlighting or underlining on the text pages is NOT OKAY

  • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
    • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
    • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
    • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 3:52 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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You must cancel the order if you don't hear back.  If it's a book with other copies in the system, you can repost.  If it is a WL book, you can get stuck in a bit of a loop, vis a vis waiting for the person at the top of the list to acquire a copy, so that it can be ordered by the next person (which will start the process over again).  I would wait as long as possible before cancelling, though

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 8:12 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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As everyone else has said, you must get agreement. You can wait as long as possible to cancel, but I would make sure to do it yourself before the system does it automatically.