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Subject: Ordering more from Member
Date Posted: 2/13/2012 2:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
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I love to send out multiple books so I always take a look at the person’s shelf to see if there is anything else I am interested in.  But I have a question.  If I order a second book from a member’s shelf, if they don’t agree to send the 2nd book, does it roll to another member?  I assume this is what happened to me the other day.  I know I ordered the 2nd book from the same member’s shelf, but the next time I logged in, the first book was coming from her and the 2nd book was coming from someone else.  I didn’t want the 2nd book that badly, I was just trying to give the sender a break.  Is that how it works?

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 2:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yes, anytime a sender cancels an order for a book, it will rollover to the next sender (provided there is another copy posted). Each book (even in a combined order) can be individually accepted or rejected by a sender.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 5:38 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I have always wished that there was an option that if the original member could not send the 2nd book that it would not roll over to another member without my OK. Too many times I have requested an additional book from a member that I didn't care that much about and they wouldn't send the one I really wanted, but I would get the additional book that I really did not care about. Because of that I often no longer look for additional books to request.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 6:22 PM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2012
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Hmm, I am really new to this.  I just sent a pm  to someone who accepted a book request. She has several books that look interesting  so I asked her if she would wait  unitl I recieve more credits (any day now).     I thought I would just  "send a credit"  is that not the way to do this?   I agree with above posters that I would not necessarily want these books to roll over to another member.    I was  Just  trying to help out another person by saving postage.  I appreciate any  advice from more experienced members.  Thank  you

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 6:35 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Welcome to PBS Diane! 

When at all possible, you will want to avoid 'just send a credit'...post the books through the system, to anothers wishlist, ect.  Most PBS members are honest, but much less potential for problems to just run everything through the system and let it track all your book transactions.  PBS has a great system and it should be able to handle just about any book transaction you care to make. 

Just ask if you get stuck before learning your way around enlightened

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 3:20 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Diane D.,

Welcome to PBS! It is really nice that you want to help other members save on postage. Nothing wrong with that, especially if you really are interested in the other books on their shelf.

If you really want the books and you expect to have credits to order them soon .... then the best thing to do would be pretty much what you started to do ... PM the other member, let them know that you want to order a few more books from them in a few days, and then when you get the credits, order the books directly from their bookshelf. Don't "just send them a credit", the regular book ordering mechanism protects both you and the sender in various ways that completely go away if you just "buddy" credits instead of ordering books.

If you don't really want the books (I mean, you "want" them so this member can save money, but otherwise you wouldn't order them) ... then, my advice is save your credits! You will find tons and tons of other things to order here very quickly. Save your credits for things that you are extremely interested in.

As a sender, it is nice to save money when people order multiple books .... but I don't expect people to order things that they are only mildly interested in, just to save me money, and also, I don't order more than one from someone unless they have a second book I would order by itself. (I do take a look at the rest of their shelf, almost every book order I make, but I restrain myself from ordering "extra" books just to be nice. I only order extra books if I am very interested in the other books too).

Last Edited on: 2/14/12 3:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1