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Subject: newbie send a stained book
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:53 PM ET
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Today i received a book that my son was waiting for a long time, it was a wish list book.

It has red stain on the side of the pages and in the middle of two pages, she said she is a newbie and that my request was accepted as soon as she posted the book.

Now what do i do ?

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 3:07 PM ET
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I would PM her with the PBS rules regarding posting condition of books and ask for your credit back. 

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 3:19 PM ET
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Yep - her being a newbie and the length of time till she accepted has nothing to do with anything. Presumably newbies can read! ;-)

(they're also more likely to make a mistake, so it's good to give them a chance to make it right, gracefully)

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 3:49 PM ET
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Ok, I send her a pm with the guidlines and asked for my credit back.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 12:26 AM ET
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Ok, she wrote that if i return the book to her she will return my credit.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 12:47 AM ET
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You need to tell her to give you an exrtra credit for sending the book back (for postage costs).    I usually don't get the extra credit when I ask.  But at least I can be sure that the book isn't being re-listed here for credit.

Ruth



Last Edited on: 4/15/09 12:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/15/2009 12:51 AM ET
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Yeah, the help documents specifically state that you are NOT required to send the book back, and if you do that the sender is required to cover postage in addition to the return of your original credit.
Date Posted: 4/15/2009 12:58 AM ET
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One other thing - don't agree to their sending you the money to cover costs.  It won't happen.  Insist on the extra credit for mailing costs or keep the book. No point being out the postage and a credit with an unpostable book.

Ruth

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 11:12 AM ET
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To clarify- they need to send you two credits- one to cover the RWAP, and a 2nd to cover the cost of returning the book.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 12:43 PM ET
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I agree with Sara.  I wouldn't send it back unless they give you 2 credits BEFORE you send it.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 11:17 AM ET
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Update:  Not resolved, she didn't even answered my last pm to her.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 12:08 PM ET
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One other thing - don't agree to their sending you the money to cover costs.  It won't happen.

This might usually be true, but not always.  I once sent the wrong game book out and needed the one I sent returned.  I sent cash in the correct book to cover the cost of  mailing the other one back to me (this happened so long ago that I am not sure if I sent cash b/c I was credit poor or if it  was b/c I was still a newbie and didn't know about offering a credit to cover postage since it was a game book).  The other member was kind enough to mail the book back to be before waiting to receive the correct book and the $.   Having said that, unless it was someone I "knew", I'd also not return the book until/unless I had received both credits first.