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Subject: How to skip a wisher
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:21 PM ET
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Let's say you post a book that has multiple people on the wish list. Let's say that the first person in line decides that they do not want your copy (for example, if it is a text book and you PM them to explain the highlighting or underlining, or if they PM you asking about the condition of the book, you PM them back and describe it, and they decide they don't want it). Let's say this person doesn't want to lose their position as #1 on the wish list (understandable), so they don't want to cancel it themselves or let it time out (if it is still on Wish List Hold).

How do you bypass this first person on the wish list and get the book offered to the next wisher?

Would this work: you the poster cancel the transaction, have the wisher add Request Conditions, then you repost the book, and decline the RC of #1 wisher. At that point, it will move on and offer the book to the next person in the wish list, right?

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:31 PM ET
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The RC thing is  the only way to do it. 

I think if someone doesn't have an RC set up and PM's about the book's conditon when it's offered to to them-then they should accept it or decline. If they want more than PBS minimum requirements then they need an RC.  People shouldn't use PMS instead of requestor conditions. I have yet to have anyone PM to ask about the book's condition.

(you can also offer the book in the book bazzar to try and find someone who doesn't mind the writing/highlighting)



Last Edited on: 6/11/11 8:20 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:39 PM ET
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I once had a wisher PM me during the wish list hold time and ask about the condition of the book. After I described it, he decided he didn't want it and turned down the book. Another time (for a different book), I PMed the wisher during a wish list hold and described the writing in the book (it was a classic novel that had been used in English class). She turned down the book.

In both cases I was wondering how to handle it if the wisher didn't want to lose their place on the wish list. So that's why I was asking, so I know how to handle it if it happens again and the wisher doesn't want to refuse the book offer (and lose their place in the wish list line).

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:56 PM ET
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 If you post a book that is 100% postable and the person PMs you asking about condition and no longer wants the book, though it is postable, NO Writing and such, the person who doesn't want it needs to cancel it.

 

 If you post a book that is a text book copy and after informing them they don't want the book than you need to cancel and explain the RC thing. OR post your text book copy in the book Bizaar as you can post unpostables for a credit there and without this being a text book it would be an unpostable! 

 

 

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 11:41 PM ET
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If the book is postable per PBS guidelines, and the wisher doesn't have RC's that apply, then the wisher should cancel the transaction.

If the book is being posted per Textbook or Cookbook special conditions and the wisher does not want that copy, the sender needs to cancel.  The wisher might be willing to set up an RC, you can re-post the book, they can decline per RC, and the book can be offered to the next person in line....but that would totally be optional (and a giant favor) on the part of the wisher.

Date Posted: 6/12/2011 10:20 PM ET
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The thing about RC...is if the person adds a RC, it won't show up unless they cancel their wish and then re-wish (right? or can you now add them to book you have already wished for?). So that wouldn't work.

Date Posted: 6/12/2011 11:12 PM ET
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You are correct Amy.  The only way that scenario will work is for the sender to remove the book, the requester then would add an RC, the sender reposts the book, the RC can now be declined and FIFO can then offer the book to the next wisher. 



Last Edited on: 6/12/11 11:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 11:13 PM ET
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The thing about RC...is if the person adds a RC, it won't show up unless they cancel their wish and then re-wish (right? or can you now add them to book you have already wished for?). So that wouldn't work.

It's possible to add (and remove) RCs to WL books before they are actually requested. They are requested either by auto-request or when the wisher reponds to the WL offer. There needs to be some coordination between the OP and the #1 wisher -- the #1 wisher has to get the RC up before the OP posts the book again. But there's no need to cancel the wish.

Date Posted: 6/13/2011 3:38 AM ET
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Sophia is correct -- the requestor condition that is  "on" when a wish list offer is accepted will be attached to that request.  A condition that is "off" when the offer is accepted will not be applied to that request.  It doesn't matter what our RCs are when we add a book to our wish list, only what they are when we accept the offer.



Last Edited on: 6/13/11 2:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1