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Subject: Please help me fix my RC
Date Posted: 8/23/2009 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2009
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I have a RC for hardbacks that someone here help me write months ago it goes like this

If I am requesting a Hardcover, please include the book/dust  jacket.  If this is not possible, please turn down this RC.

If I am requesting a paperback book, then I have no conditions.

Thank you.


My issue is I just wish listed a bunch of guides on the Andirondacks for my dad and some have an unkonwn binding if they are hardbacks I dont want to miss them so I dont care if they have DJ or not


So I have a two fold question is there a way to turn off RCs for a wishlished book like you can for a normal book? and If not can all of you lovely PBS members help me rewrite my RC's so that they are clear and concise again????


Thank you all in advanced







Date Posted: 8/23/2009 4:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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If you have your books on auto request, then your RC is either on or off, depending on what you do in the settings.  If it is on manual (48 hour offer) then you have the option to turn it off for each book offered.  I use auto vs offer depending on if I want my RC to show up.  So for me, books on auto always have my RC.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 4:45 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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If I am requesting a paperback - no RC - please send

If I am requesting a HC - must have dust jacket - if not please decline.

If I am requesting HC Andirondacks Guides - no dust jacket is needed, please accept.

Thank you.


For WL books I would follow Emily's advice. 


Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 8/23/2009 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2008
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I have all my WL on auto request and when something is granted I might send a PM saying that I have my list on auto and don't want to turn off the RC.  For this particular book the RC isn't necessary.  So far no problem with that.

Emily and jubead both had great suggestions though.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 7:03 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2009
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* Requests for paperbacks and Andirondack Guides:  I have no special conditions. Please send.

* For Hardcover book requests, please include the dust jacket. If DJ is missing, please decline this request.



Date Posted: 8/23/2009 7:24 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2006
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I would put all those Adirondack Guides on your WL but turn OFF auto request.  You will get an email when it is posted and have 48 hours to reply before you lose your place in line.  When you get the email I would go to the site and Turn OFF your RC when ordering the book.  simple.

Date Posted: 8/25/2009 2:48 AM ET
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Now when you are offered a WL book on manual (48 hour), you will see a small button to check that turns off your RC for this one book only.  This is a great new feature.  I was always concerned that I'd get a second WL book on auto in the small opening when my RC was off for a specific book.