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Subject: Is this a no-no?
Date Posted: 12/30/2007 6:40 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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I have a wish-list book that I requested on the 26th (day it was posted) but wasn't accepted until today (30). Since then another version of the book has been posted and is the one I really wanted. The first is a Mass Market Paperback and the new one is a newer version paperback.

Would it be wrong to cancel the first order since the label hasn't been printed yet so I can get the one I really want? The poster took a while to answer my initial request.

Last Edited on: 12/30/07 6:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/30/2007 7:16 PM ET
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Nevermind. I just read it's ok to cancel before the wrapper is printed.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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It's really your choice. If the label hasn't been printed, you can cancel at any time for any reason. That's how the PBS rules make it, and that's how it is. If there is a line for the book, I know I'd feel less guilty about canceling, b/c I know the book would be ordered from someone else, KWIM? :)

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 8:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I personally would only cancel the 1st one if there were other people in the WL line it could be offered to after you.  Just as a courtesy to a fellow PBSer who is probably already counting on that credit. But technically by PBS rules you can still cancel.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:09 PM ET
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If you don't really want the book, and are still within the time PBS makes it easy to cancel, go ahead. I wouldn't want to pay postage on a book to someone didn't really want. If they were counting on the credit, they should have gotten it printed and mailed quicker IMHO.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2005
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I'm with Mary L - if I'd initially accepted it I wouldn't cancel unless I knew they were other wishers so the person wouldn't lose out on their anticipated credit.  I wouldn't say "should have mailed quicker" if they were within PBS time frame guidelines.