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Subject: Posting a WL textbook?
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 7:35 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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I have posted a WL textbook that has some highlighting.  I know according to the Book Condition rules:

Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing

  • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
  • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent.

Okay. According to Sherry N. in a previous thread:

In the case of a WL, if the requestor would rather pass. The sender should cancel. They aren't really going to be hurt that much, even if there is only one person wishing. They were number one in the FIFO when they posted, and if they cancel and repost it, they will still be number one. The requestor, would lose their place in the WL line, so only the sender should cancel here.

Once I, (the sender,)  cancels, do I have to repost the book again, or will it automatically go to the next WL person?

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 7:41 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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When you cancel, you will have to repost. Cancelling automatically removes it from your list. But you can repost it to the same listing, even if it was a manual non-ISBN listing. Altho, I'm not sure that it won't go directly back to the same person!

You might ask that person to add "no highlighting in Textbooks" to their RCs for at least a day, so that you can decline her WL request for that book for her RCs and THEN it will go to the next person. Then let her know when your book has requested so that she can remove the RC.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 8:00 PM ET
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Thanks Sherry!

How is it that you always happen to respond to threads where I've quoted you? Does the PBS system automatically flag you when your name is mentioned? LOL!

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2006
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I have a Question that is on the same subject What would you do if you sent a discription to the requestor and they haven't replied and time runs out tomorrow???



Date Posted: 3/11/2008 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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I had wondered the same thing after I posted the book. Luckily they responded right away.

I would say  do NOT send the book if they don't respond since the Book Conditions clearly state: AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent.

If you send the book, they take one  look at it, and decide they never had a chance to agree to it, then they can complain, get their credit back & still keep the book, (unless you pay postage back.)

If they don't respond, they may be an inactive member. Let the system time out or repost the book & hopefully the system will send it on to the next person.

Last Edited on: 3/11/08 6:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 1