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Subject: Member Gifted Me Credits For Book Bazzar Deal Instead Of Ordering
Date Posted: 12/6/2014 4:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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I offered some deals in the book bazzar

 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Bundles-Magic-Tree-House-Flat/topic/298252/

 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Scooby-Doo-Star-Wars-Early/topic/298600/

 

 

I asked members to order the books and I would send along the rest as freebies. I did not expect one member to want all of the deals.

one member wanted all the books so he gifted me credits instead of ordering them through my bookshelf.

 

then he ordered an additional 25 books that were not part of any of the deals.

I clearly explained to order them from my bookshelf and I would send the others along as freebies.

so now I have no record of these orders. I don't want the gifted credits I want this member to order them through the system like your suppose to and then send along the freebies books.

 

I want to have a written record of this transaction as it does include almost 58 books  what can I do? do I gift the member back their credits and ask them to order them through the system? or does that seem rude?


 

any help or advice in this matter is much appreciated. I still have all the credits that this member gifted me.



Last Edited on: 12/6/14 4:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 12/6/2014 5:56 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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You could use 'mail to a friend' for all the ones he wants but did not officially order. If you type his address the same as that on his order it will add them to this transaction as a multiple book order. They will show up as books sent on your account page and when he marks the others received you can go in and mark them received as well. They will also be on your transaction archive (with your own name on them) but they will be in the system that way so you will have a record of them.

Date Posted: 12/6/2014 7:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Very trusting, and it would make me uncomfortable also. I would contact the requester and ask that they order at least some of the books directly from your bookshelf...for both your sakes this will make the deal 'official' and there is recourse if something goes wrong or there is disagreement later.

PS - Yes, I would gift some or all of the credits back and request that at least part of the order appear on your (and their) transaction page.

 



Last Edited on: 12/6/14 7:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/7/2014 1:11 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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You have 2 options: keep the credits and send the books, or you can return the credits and ask that the other member request the books from you through the system.

You do have a "written" record of the deal as all PMs and credit transfers are stored in PBS forever.

Date Posted: 12/7/2014 12:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2006
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I don't understand the concern.  You have the credits, so why not just send him the books?

Date Posted: 12/7/2014 1:18 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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I'd just send the books, buy delivery confirmation and send that member the tracking information.

Date Posted: 12/7/2014 1:50 PM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2009
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I would do what Linda R suggested "Mail to a Friend" so I would have a record in my transaction archive of each book.  It will take a bit to put 50+ books under his address but I use Chrome Browser and if I start typing the first couple of letters of the person's name each time, it lets me select it and blows in the whole address.  I've found also that a lot of people don't understand the Bazaar exactly but since you got all the credits you were asking for, I think it'll be fine.

Date Posted: 12/10/2014 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2013
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I would "gift back" the 25 credits and explain politely that these books need to be ordered from my bookshelf, as they ars not part of the deals.  If he wants the books, he'll order them correctly.

Date Posted: 12/10/2014 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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It's so weird to me as all the risk is on the person who ordered to books' side. It sounds as if they might be confused about how the site works?

Honestly, I would panic if someone ordered 20+ books from me at once. I have no idea how I would get them to the PO!

Date Posted: 12/31/2014 4:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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If you have the credits, I don't see the major problem.  He's the one taking the risk, not you.  If he wanted you to send the books then gift you credits that'd be different.

He probably doesn't want to risk ordering from the wrong shelf when ordering that many.  Since there is no fee, it's often just easier to buddy the credits over than make very sure of being on the right shelf when ordering.

 

Date Posted: 1/9/2015 12:44 AM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
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I agree with just sending him the books, just get delivery confirmation. You have the credits and the messages between you. That should be enough.

Date Posted: 1/9/2015 12:44 AM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
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I agree with just sending him the books, just get delivery confirmation. You have the credits and the messages between you. That should be enough.

Date Posted: 1/9/2015 5:50 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I'd go with Melanie's advice on anything related to the Book Bazaar (or anything related to life in general):

You have 2 options: keep the credits and send the books, or you can return the credits and ask that the other member request the books from you through the system.

You do have a "written" record of the deal as all PMs and credit transfers are stored in PBS forever.