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Subject: How can I pm someone with conditions?
Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I have a request for a book that says.......

(If the request is for a Kid's book, I want it only if it is in excellent condition & no writing in them.  I donate them to my son's classroom. This only applies to hardbacks. If there is no dustjacket, I don't want the book.)


My  hardback book is in excellent condition without writing but their is no justjacket, there never was one for this book.  They sale all of this series like this that I have bought ( Dear America books)  How can I pm a person when they conditions for their requests?

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/25/2007
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Usually right next to the request there is a PM button to click.

If you don't see a request you can do what I usually do. I just clicked "My book meets requestors conditions" then accept it like normal.

After the book is accepted just look up in the corner of the right hand part of the box and you should see a PM button.


Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:49 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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Nope, you can't PM until AFTER you accept, which can make it difficult.  I would accept, and then PM her letting her know that the book is HB but is not sold with a dust jacket.  If she wants to cancel, she can.  Or, if you'd rather not deal with it, just deny it and move on.

Last Edited on: 3/25/08 12:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/25/2008 4:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I have seen several posts from people with dust jacket conditions who are disappointed when they are declinded due to lack of a dust jacket when the book never had one to begin with.

I think the requestor is just looking for books that are in good shape that have a lot more milage left in in them. 

I think its OK to accept and then if you wished, you could send a PM saying that it wasn't published with a dust jacket, if you felt like going the extra mile.