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Subject: RAOK - WISH LIST PAY IT FORWARD
Date Posted: 3/12/2016 12:45 PM ET
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WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME OF THE WISH LIST PAY IT FORWARD - PLEASE READ THE NEW RULES FIRST. 

This thread was created to share KINDNESS and bring happiness to our fellow PBS members, and I would like to see that continue. In order to make this thread accessible to everyone, I am adding the following rules. Let's keep this thread going in the TRUE SPIRIT in which it was started.

NEW RULES

1)  You must have a few books on your WL that are REASONABLY PRICED (i.e., several copies can be found for less than $10 or $15.00 (not including shipping costs) in order to participate. If your WL does not meet this requirement, the person above you WILL NOT BE REQUIRED to provide the more expensive book, although they may choose to do so.  It is not fair to have only expensive or out of print books on your Wish List and expect someone to purchase them since they have no way to know who will post below them.

2)  It is fine to have Most Wanted Lists and Book Lists on your Profile and to communicate this to the person who is above you so they can review them, but THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED to shop from a specific list just because they know about it - they are only required to send a Wished for book.

3)     VERY IMPORTANT - If there is an unexpected emergency and you are not able to mail in the month you signed up then pm the Wishing Member and myself and there should not be a problem.  Problems occur because of lack of communication.  NOTE - if you have not yet sent the book from a prior month, don't sign up again until that commitment has been satisfied.

4)     When posting what you ordered for the Wishing Member, only put their first name and last initial.  Since the ROAK thread is not members only, but rather open to the general public, it has been requested that we do this as an extra precaution for internet privacy.

5)    If you happen to have books from the Wishing Members WL, feel free to mail your book instead of buying it, just post the tracking here as if you purchased from somewhere. 

 

TO PARTICIPATE YOU NEED TO POST THE FOLLOWING

I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post within 10 days of them posting, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is a MUST to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) I will do my best to post when my book(s) are received within 48 hours of receipt.

4) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month - Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

 

Stepping Stones

1)      Review member’s Wish List;

2)      Select title(s). 

3)      Contact the Member and ask for their address.  NOTE - it is courteous to ask the Wishing Member if they want to know what book(s) you are ordering so that they can put the book on hold so they don't end up with 2 of them.  Some members like to be surprised so it is always nice to ask first;

3)      Purchase the book(s) via wished ISBN from a local or online vendor, including the PBS Market or Amazon links listed with each book;

4)      Have the book mailed to yourself or directly to the Wishing Member.  NOTE - if the books are purchase and mailed directly to the Wishing Member via online vendor you can avoid paying postage TWICE.

 

EXAMPLE:

Ordered for __________,  Use First Name & Last Initial ONLY

Dead to Me by Mary McCoy

Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn

Order Number: ________________________ - Amazon, Estimated delivery: _____________

 



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Date Posted: 3/29/2016 1:25 PM ET
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Tomorrow starts a new month - YAY!   I have had some people complaining about a few things so I am going to tweek the rules a bit.  I hope it does not keep you from playing.

The most important change is - you need to order within 10 days (preferably sooner) of the person posting below you.  If you can't then contact them and let them know what is going on rather than letting them think you forgot or they just got screwed.  You should contact the person above you immediately (at least within 48 hours) to pass on your address and this will alert them it is time to think about ordering.  You need to remember to post within 48 hours of receipt, I know sometimes life gets crazy and you might forget but please try.  I think that is everything, hope this clears up misunderstandings.  I have highlighted the new stuff below.

TO PARTICIPATE YOU NEED TO POST THE FOLLOWING

I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post within 10 days of them posting, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is a MUST to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) I will do my best to post when my book(s) are received within 48 hours of receipt.

4) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month - Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

 



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Date Posted: 3/30/2016 9:39 PM ET
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I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month

 

Ordered for _Darlene 

 Moonlight on Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

 Order Number:  101554366



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Sarah H. (hakk) - ,
Date Posted: 3/30/2016 11:47 PM ET
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shouldnt it continue with who left off in the last thread?

otherwise they are missing out on getting their turn of a book sent to them...

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 1:09 AM ET
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It should start out with Atti and I sent her a pm, maybe she can just be the first even though she did not post first.  I will post now since Ginny wants to send to me and she will see how this thread works.

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I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3)
Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month.

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 1:20 AM ET
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Thanks Darlene for the new improved rules. I have been watching the thread, but didnt want to post anything.  Maybe we will be more chatty here.  It kinda looks like it.   That is nice.

 

You could all just edit your posts and let ATTI come post first.  She got books last month, and should be first here.  

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 6:55 AM ET
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Atti and I talked before this opened and she plans on being first, I just got excited and posted about this in all my swaps so Ginny got here first.  I should have had Atti just post here before the 1st, it will be fine though, Atti can just continue as first like we were still in Richard's thread.

Heather I don't really want to be chatty in this thread because it makes it hard to follow who is next.  For chat threads there are a number of places to go and I encourage it, it makes buying a book for someone so much more fun if you feel you know them.  I recommend the below thread for chatting.  There is also the Divas and the Sista's and probably a bunch I don't know about but I would like this to be run more like a game because I really don't have time for chat threads because of work, I just can't keep up.

April - This Book Has Been On My TBR Long Enough

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 7:59 AM ET
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Please don't refer to this as a game, because that is the fastest way to have it shut down permanently.  This was never a game or a chat...it was an organized book gifting, semi-randomly, with an emphasis on your own personal generosity...what could you do for this person who posted as a random act of kindness?  how could you make wishes come true? (forgive my intrusion)

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 8:24 AM ET
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Goodluck with this new thread Darlene!!



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Date Posted: 3/31/2016 8:27 AM ET
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I did not refer to this as a game, I said "like a game" meaning I will keep track of things.  In Richard's thread months ago, one person was posting A LOT, just general chatty and really friendly stuff.  People were sending her books thinking she was next when she was not, and had already gotten books for the month. When I said something she stopped that but then signed up again in the same month, when I said something she said she was just signing up for the next month so I told her it was confusing and she sould probably wait for the next month to sign up.  I mean I will catch stuff like that, I did when I was not overseeing and I will now.  She was mailing once but getting multiple people sending to her.  She might not have realized what she was doing but it was not fair and abused the rules.

ETA - for anyone that might wonder, I have had the RAOK mods and PBS/game mod check this out - I am totally approved. 



Last Edited on: 3/31/16 8:29 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/31/2016 9:01 AM ET
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I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month.

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 1:17 PM ET
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Deborah would like it to be a surprise so I have ordered a surprise for Deborah A. (DebKit) from Book Outlet - Order Confirmation VQ4CC5EK4Q2267V.  I will post the tracking number here when I get it.



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Date Posted: 3/31/2016 2:30 PM ET
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confusing indeed!!  I think I'll watch for a while...  nevertheless I owe a kindness to the person after me for the month of March: would that be Ginny then??

Date Posted: 3/31/2016 5:18 PM ET
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Yes Atti, that would be Ginny.  Thanks.  I just realized this is March 31st and not April 1st - sorry everyone I guess to celebrate my new thread here we started a day early LOL



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Date Posted: 4/1/2016 12:30 PM ET
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I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month.

Date Posted: 4/1/2016 2:27 PM ET
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I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 4/1/2016 8:39 PM ET
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Mary's books are ordered

I have ordered these 3, preorder discount!!

Finders Keepers :: Stephen King
Kernel of Truth (Popcorn Shop, Bk 1) :: Kristi Abbott
Fat Cat Takes the Cake (Fat Cat, Bk 3) :: Janet Cantrell

Order Number:  108-8377487-3257868 

 Guaranteed delivery:   April 3, 2016 
•Fat Cat Takes the Cake: A Fat Cat Mystery 
 Estimated delivery:   April 5, 2016  (the day it's released)



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 4/2/2016 1:46 PM ET
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Just announced this in my open swap

Date Posted: 4/2/2016 1:49 PM ET
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I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month.

Date Posted: 4/3/2016 12:17 PM ET
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Thanks Alice, I appreciate it.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 4/3/2016 12:53 PM ET
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Where is everyone?

Date Posted: 4/3/2016 1:32 PM ET
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Paying taxes!  Snowed in, or have no electricity because of high winds are also acceptable responses :-)  I'll mention the page in my game in mailing.

I intend on purchasing a Wish List item for the member directly below this post, if he/she agrees to do the same for the member below their post by acknowledging the following few guidelines (click and paste this blue paragraph within your post):

1) Purchase must meet/exceed PBS standards, thus maintaining the Reciprocal Rule (paraphrasing the Golden Rule): Purchase in the condition you would want to receive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=good+condition).

2) Communication between the Giver and Wisher is highly encouraged to avoid any misunderstandings.

3) Do not hesitate to contact Darlene (depper1) via PM concerning the actual thread.

4) Bumps (i.e. marking that Wish List books were sent/received) do not count as entries.

5) Limit One pay it forward per member per calendar month.

Date Posted: 4/3/2016 3:09 PM ET
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Today I received Kernel of Truth and Finders Keepers from Alice. Thanks very much, Alice.

Date Posted: 4/3/2016 6:08 PM ET
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Sending to Susan P. (sneyers11)

Amazon Order Number: 002-9572500-9202651

  • The Good Chase (A Highland Games Novel) will be shipped to SUSAN P by Amazon.com. Guaranteed delivery: April 6, 2016
  • Rocked by Love (Gargoyles Series) will be shipped to SUSAN P by Amazon.com. Guaranteed delivery: April 6, 2016
  • Nocturnal will be shipped to SUSAN P by Amazon.com. Guaranteed delivery: April 6, 2016
  • Gone With the Witch: A Wishcraft Mystery will be shipped to SUSAN P by Amazon.com. Estimated delivery: May 3, 2016 (the day it's released)
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