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Subject: How to remember certain members?
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2009
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Is there a way to mark (for lack of a better word) members for future use.  For instance if you had really good or bad transactions with someone. 

I guess what I am trying to say is there any way to make sure that you don't order a book off of a member that you have gotten bad books (ripped pages, wrong book...so on) from in the past?  Is that possible in FIFO?  I don't know if this a good idea or not but I almost wish that there was a rating or feedback system like Ebay  so that you see what kind of reputation that member has.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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There's no way to block another member from ordering from you or from ordering from them. You can add them to your buddy list but since this requires asking permission for that-it's not really a good idea.  Most people just make a list and leave it by the computer. 

The likelyhood of you getting a nother book from them through FIFO is pretty slim considerring how many members there are.  The number at the top of how many are logged in is just a fraction of the actual # of members.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2009
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Thanks.  I was beginning to believe that I asked a really dumb question.  Mary, I have noticed that you have answered a lot of questions for me.  Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 4:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Shelia--

You can also, particularly for good transactions, add folks to your buddy list and make buddy notations like "good swapper" or whatever is appropriate.

I keep an electronic list of problem swappers in a simple Notepad text file.

Cheers,

Catt