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Subject: I have never heard of this one before!
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 3:56 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Okay, I need your help. I've never seen a post with a problem like this one. Yesterday, I received a book that I did not request. I don't recognize the name of the member who sent me the book (not a buddy). She is from the state of Oregon. Out of the many books that I am receiving, there is only one other person from Oregon. It isn't the member who sent this mysterious book.

What do I do now? Your help would be greatly appreciated. I'm not complaining.

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:06 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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That is an interesting one Connie.  Have you tried looking up the sender in Member Directory?  If found, you can pm and see what's up.

Is the enclosure information included?  It will list the sender, the receiver, request ID number, and book name.  Unfortunately, not everyone uses this page.

Otherwise, you may have to contact PBS admin.  Reference the Request ID number and hopefully they can put you in touch with the sending member, so you two may unravel the mystery!


Good luck!

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 12:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Hmm. The first thing I would have done is to check what books were coming to me. Odd that it was from Oregon but not the person sending you a book already.  You could PM that person-maybe they post books for someone else-like a college student living away from home and the person away from them sent the book. With blended families they could have a different last name.  Just a thought. If this was the case it would probably be hand addressed.

I would look in the member directory and if you didn't find them there-then contact PBS with the book and sender info and maybe they'll be able to help. Did you have any books go lost recently?  Maybe one was from someone else in Oregon and they sent the wrong book?

If they used a PBS label there should be a request # on it.


Last Edited on: 7/16/09 12:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Check the books you've received recently and see if any of those were from OR. If somebody accidentally printed two copies of the same wrapper, you might have already received the correct book from her, and now she's used the second wrapper to send you somebody else's book.