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Subject: Do I Interfere?
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 2:13 AM ET
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I am one of those people who have an RC of the type that may be considered "fussy" - ( I ask for books in at least good condition, and also have a "not currently in a smoking home" request,)- but, that's kinda beside the point.  Recently, I was offered a wish-listed book and accepted it with my requester conditions on. I received an email advising my request was declined because of requester conditions - thats fine, i accept that happens. But, then I read the reason it was declined " A water glass was placed on this book, and it has some wavy pages" In my mind that's water damage, and the book is unpostable.

If you were in my place, would you PM the person to remind them (nicely, of course) that books with any water damage are not considered postable? Or, would you decide it was no longer any of your business, and it is up to the person receiving the book to decide if they wanted to RWAP? Or, any other suggested course of action?

Just curious what the members here would suggest.

Last Edited on: 7/22/10 11:40 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 3:39 AM ET
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If it were me, I think I'd PM the sender and let them know politely that due to water damage their book would be considered unpostable by PBS standards.  I think of that as being a service to other members here--hopefully preventing an unpostable book being put in the system.

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 6:55 AM ET
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Yes, I think I would do the same as Laura.  Hopefully prevent an unsuspecting person from getting an RWAP book (never a fun experience).

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 11:59 AM ET
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If they denied the request because of your conditions, I'm not sure you can contact them. It shouldn't be displayed in your transactions. If they cancelled the request, rather than denied your RC, then the book would have been removed from the system.

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 2:07 PM ET
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Is it possible that the damage occurred between the time the book was posted and the time you requested it?

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 2:11 PM ET
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I would let them know too and tell them if it is a WL book they can offer it in the Book Bazaar for a credit.    There is a thread for unpostable WL books - they just need to describe the damage. 

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 4:43 PM ET
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Unless they accepted and then cancelled or you noted their username before they denied the RC, you will have no way to contact them. There is no trail of RC denials on your account to PM from. The only thing you could do is contact the Team and ask that they talk to her about posting a book with water damage.

mistie -
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 6:13 PM ET
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Thanks for the responses. I have now realized that I can't contact this person, even if I wanted to. I had just assumed that it would show on my transaction archive. Tiffany, the book was on my wishlist - so, unless the damage occured in the (two-hour) window between her posting, my accepting, and her declining........ I guess it is possible, but, I don't think likely.

I pretty much have decided to let this go. If any of TPTB read this thread and want to pursue it, feel free. Other than that, anyone receiving a copy of "Arctic Homestead" soon - double check for water damage before marking read ;-)