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Subject: Posting to WL question
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 1:09 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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If someone posts a book to your WL and then the book goes lost, or flakes and doesn't mail it, where on the WL will you be returned to?

Also, let's say someone posted three books from a series to ones list.  One of the books was damagaed (but still readable) - it was agreed between parties that this was fine, so the sender buddied a credit back after ordering.  What should be done in this circumstance if the book goes lost, as the credit will AFIK be returned by PBS?

I'm hoping the books are just taking a really long time to get to me, but it doesn't look good.  The person purchased DC and nothing has been scanned.  I've never received a DC book without it being scanned by one of the incredibly scan happy sorting facilities that ring my part of the country.  I'm trying not to give up hope.  If I go back in line to where I was when she posted to books, I will be incredibly annoyed, as I have a feeling if I had just waited I would have has these books in hand long ago.  Oh, well. I have more than enough to read.

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 1:30 PM ET
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There is another thread about scans not showing up.  A book has been out for almost 2 weeks and the first scan was uploaded last night.   You can go to the USPS website and type in the DC.  Sometimes they have more info and sometimes not.  On books that did not have any info I signed up for the tracking to be emailed to me and shortly thereafter there was a scan -- this has happened 4 times.    USPS Tracking


Other thread http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=187013

Sorry - if you do not mark it received and the book is marked lost -  you should go back to your place in line.   When the book is marked lost - you could wait a week or two to see if shows up and if not, then buddy it back again.  You will receive your credit back when the book is marked lost and the sender has already received their credit with DC. 

Last Edited on: 11/18/09 1:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 1:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yes, you go back to the position you held in the WL line before the books were offered. (I don't know if it is smart enough to insert you between the people you were between before (if they have moved up) ... or if it strictly makes you, say, 33 out of 75 always.)

For your second question, if PBS returns a credit back for a lost book, and it was already agreed between the seller and the receiver that the book was free ... I would donate the credit back to PBS.

I don't think there are any PBS rules about it, though, that is just what I think is fair.

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 2:12 PM ET
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I already did all the checking re: USPS and it really has not been scanned.  I'm particularly worried as the person marked the books mailed just before the system would have cancelled, so I have a feeling she may have been buying herself some more time.

I really do hope everything is all right - I mean with her, not the books. 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 3:51 PM ET
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You go back on the WL by the date you originally wished for the book. It's not actually inserting you in position 33 or whatever, it's just giving you back your original wish date, so if other copies of the book were posted while you were off the list, you do move up.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 3:13 AM ET
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Upon rare occasion, I've received DC books not scanned enroute (2 or 3 in several hundred transactions).  One memborable book, the outer wrap had been water damaged to the point the DC was not readable/scanable.  Luckily, the sender used plastic underwrap :-)  Despite lack of scans, the book arrived...and in excellent condition!