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When I went to ship a book yesterday I noticed that it had a 10 word inscription penned inside the front cover.
I sent a PM to the recipient to be sure that's okay, otherwise the book could conceivably be marked RWAP.
They haven't responded to the PM and the shipping deadline is tomorrow.
If there is no response by tomorrow do I ship it anyway or cancel the transaction? I'm inclined to cancel but would appreciate your thoughts.
I don't think an inscription inside the front cover is any different than a signature, and would be acceptable to post. Writing is not allowed on the text pages, with the textbook exception. I think you would have been okay to post it, although the receiver could always disagree.
But once you send the PM to ask, I think you need to either get the permission or cancel. They can re-order from you later if they decide they do want it and it's still in the system.
No use asking, then sending it anyway when you don't hear back.
Inscriptions are not reasons for RWAPs. Even if a receiver mistaking marks a book RWAP, the sender doesn't need to return the credit because of it.
Unfortunately, as Cindy points out, now that you've sent the PM you've given them the opt out for getting the book. How did you word the PM? If you said you would cancel then I think you need to cancel. You do have 2 days after the date to mail to mark it mailed so you may have a little more time to wait on them.