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Subject: Newbie question about recipient conditions - SOLVED
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 5:22 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Hi, I just joined and am very excited because I have a lot of books to trade.  About five minutes after I put my first batch of books on my shelf, I got a conditional request.  The requestor said if I wasn't sure if my books met his conditions, I should send him a PM, so I did.  I haven't hear back from him yet and I am running out of time to answer his request.  The requestor is probably just going to refuse the book (there is residue from a removed sticker on the back cover), so should I just say it doesn't meet his conditions?  What happens if I don't respond in the 48 hours that the system allows?  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks paperbackswappers!

Last Edited on: 5/1/08 5:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Sarah, I'm not sure where you go the 48 hours because you actually have up to 5 days to accept the request for a book.  But, not knowing what his conditions are it is hard to say but, if you aren't comfortable with the requestor conditions I'd go ahead and decline and just put in there "did not meet requestor conditions"

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2007
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I would recommend refusing the book.  Since the requestor hasn't contacted you back the safest thing for you would to refuse the book and wait for another request.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 5:28 PM ET
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Duh, I forgot it was 5 days, am down to the last bit on this one and it's the first one I have waited to ship.  Thanks for the correction.  ;-)

Okay, if I don't hear back by the end of today I will mark it as not meeting his conditions.  That is the safest thing, because I might not be able to get to the post office tomorrow.  Thanks for the advice!


Date Posted: 5/1/2008 5:30 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Ditto. The only book requests that require confirmation of the condition is cookbooks and textbooks. If you cannot tell if your book meets the persons requestor conditions right off the bat, you are under no obligation to PM them regarding the condition. It's the requestor's responsibility to write the conditions so that a PM is not required in order to complete the transaction.

So just decline the request and move on to the next one.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 5:36 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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If you don't respond within the time limit then the system will take your book off of your bookshelf automatically. So, if  you don't get a response before then don't feel bad about declining.  Actually requests with conditions aren't super common- you just happened to get one first thing. 

Happy trading!