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Subject: pm to requestor with request
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 9:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2009
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Tonight I had 2 requests with conditions for 2 different books - one very specific, and one pretty general.  Before marking them "I can mail this book" - I would like to PM the requestors to be sure that I my books meet their conditions.  But I don't see anywhere to find out who the requestor is.





Date Posted: 1/6/2010 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
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There is no way to do this unless you mark that you can send them.  if you have doubts it is honestly better to simply decline.  If you accept and the person decides they don't want your books, you will have to cancel and repost and restart in the FIFO line.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Unfortunately, there is no way to contact the requestor until you accept the order.  If you're unsure whether your book will meet with their conditions, it's best to turn down the order.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 9:05 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2009
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Thanks for the replies - I will doublecheck the books before saying I can send - I'm kind of new, and don't want to do anything wrong.


Date Posted: 1/7/2010 9:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Welcome, Pat! It's always best to err on the side of caution. Some RCs are very clear and concise and easy to tell if your book meets their conditions. For example, "I can only accept books that are not currently in a smoking home." If you smoke or someone in your family does, you know that you need to decline. If yours is a non-smoking home, send it, even if you got the book at a used book store or from another PBS member. Easy peasy.

Other folks tend to write vague RCs and ask for a subjective opinion from you...they want "nice condition" or "shouldn't smell like _______." Those are the type I refuse, because my idea of nice might be different than theirs, and my sense of smell might be less acute than theirs, so while I don't smell smoke, they might, and then end up marking it a problem transaction. Decline!