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Subject: Positive, Excited Post
Date Posted: 1/29/2010 10:29 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I recently had to mark two books from two different senders as RWAP....one had a few pages that had bits of pages that looked like a bird had eaten pieces of it and the other had gotten stained enroute due to the paper the sender had wrapped the book it...(Hint:  don't wrap books with paper that has logs on it, that ink comes off on the book).  Well, both senders nicely refunded the credit for the book....well, I've since read the books and they were both wishlisted books.  A buddy of mine was willing to pay a credit each for the books with the stated flaws.

The part that I'm excited about is that now I can give each sender a credit for the book....wouldn't be fair of me to mark it RWAP, get my credit back, enjoy reading it and then get a credit for it.  Since I was able to get a credit for the book I think it only fair to send the credit back to the original sender...I can't wait to surprise them!!!!

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 11:03 PM ET
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That's the spirit!  (Though I have a feeling some will disagree with me?)  =0/

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 12:05 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I think it's really nice. I probably wouldn't give one back to the person who sent the unpostable with chunks missing because they obviously knew what they were sending. But I think the other person just had bad luck in not realizing their wrapping would stain the book. Either way, though, you're super nice!

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 5:26 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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what a wonderful gesture, Christy!  {{hugs}} to you for being so thoughtful.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 6:47 AM ET
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That's nice Christy...you're definitely getting good PBS karma. :)

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 8:20 AM ET
Member Since: 4/24/2008
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That is generous of you.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 8:57 AM ET
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That is awesome.  I am sure they will be pleased.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 10:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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That is indeed a very nice gesture. I don' think I would do it myself, though...especially not the one who sent a book that had been animal edibles!! That's something that's pretty hard to miss even on a quick look through. It's like rewarding the sender for doing bonehead things instead of hitting them where it hurts in the credit department...which to me is the best way for people to learn from mistakes and be more cognizant of sending only postable books.

I think if it happened to me I would set the credits aside and gift them to people posting on the forums who had a bad RWAP with a sender who was rude and refused to return their credit, especially if they're new and were really counting on being able to repost the book for a credit. Those are the folks who deserve a little compassion (and a free credit!) IMO, not the senders of damaged books.

Just my opinion, of course! Not meaning to take away from the very nice thing Christy did!


Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:21 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2009
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That was nice of you.

I am hoping to do the same with 2 RWAP books - but so far no one has requested them. In both cases, they were sent by a new member.  

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
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Wow, that's such a nice thing for you to do.  It's also what I would do if I were in your shoes.