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Subject: A Question For You Bargain Bookers
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 9/7/2006
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I was looking for a few books from a series that my husband is reading.  I found a person on PBS that had a lot of them - like the next 10 in the series.  She didn't have a thread posted offering a deal, at least not that I know of.  So, I pm'd her and asked if she would be willing to do a deal on her books.  She told me that she would do a 2 for 1 deal and that I should order both books and then she would send me one of my credits back.  Now in the past when I have offered a deal I just tell the person to order one book and I just send them the others that they request and then remove them from my bookshelf but anyway.....I ordered both books and I am waiting for them to arrive in the mail but, the person has not sent me my one credit back yet.  I figured I should wait at least until I get the books and mark them received to see if she will then send my credit back but is it rude of me to send her another pm reminding her of our deal?  What if she won't give me the credit back - what would you do?

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2009
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She's probably waiting for you to receive the books and mark them "received." Should she refund 1 credit right away, and the books go lost in the mail, she'd be out the books, the 1 credit you would be "paying" her as well as that 1 credit she was refunding you. If it were me, I'd wait until after I'd marked them received and give her a couple of days to refund the 1 credit. If it wasn't refunded after a few days, then I'd send her a friendly reminder PM.


Date Posted: 7/30/2010 12:27 PM ET
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Thanks Teresa, I hadn't thought of that - the books getting lost.  I'll just wait until I get them and see what happens.  Hopefully she'll stand behind her offer.  Thanks again!

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/5/2009
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I've done deals both ways with great results. Most on here are good members, at least the ones I've had contact with.