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Subject: Problem With A Book Listed.
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:29 AM ET
Member Since: 3/6/2008
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I posted a book by Stephen King called Misery.. The book is on someone's WishList.. But my problem is, when I put the number and everything in, everything looked just like the book that I had posted, but when it went into my library it said "Misery, Spanish Addition" this book is not the spanish addition. The ISBN numbers match and everything. Why is this coming up the Spanish Addition? Should I cancel this transaction?!?!

HELP! I haven't had this problem before!

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:32 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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It sounds like the Book Description in the system is wrong.. or... the same ISBN was used for both books.  Since the description is not your book.. once they wisher accepts, you can PM them to say that the book is NOT Spanish and cancel the transaction.  You can then post the book using the option to post without ISBN.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:37 AM ET
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Thank you Lita!!.. I actually just went and had the option to PM the person right now. So I sent them a PM.. Hopefully they read this before they accept and can canel it themselves?

I will have to try and fix it after this goes threw. Maybe they will still want it??

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:40 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Misery is available in the system already so most likely they want the Spanish edition or they would have ordered it already. If there's more than 1 person on WL, then they need to accept it and have you cancel the transaction.  If they decline or cancel then they'll lose their place in the WL line. 

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I feel so bad for this!! I did do everything right, but they have probably been waiting for this book for a long time!!

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It happens. Better for you to cancel and them keep their place in line than to send out the book knowing it's not the right edition.  Then they'll make a complain and ask for their credit back.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:48 AM ET
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Thank you Mary! It makes me feel a little better knowing it has happened before!

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 3:29 AM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2006
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Make sure to send them a PM (and allow a day or  so for a response) BEFORE cancelling and telling them it is not the spanish copy.  Let them know you are more then willing to cancel the request on your end so they do not lose their place in line if they don't want it.  Sometimes collectors want specific bindings with specific cover art hence why they have not ordered a related copy.  Granted in this case it is more likely then not they wanted the spanish edition, but the user may have gotten the ISBN from a site that does not list it as spanish either. By PMing first, you give them the option.