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Subject: RC and book requested question
Date Posted: 5/30/2009 10:02 PM ET
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Please do not send any books that smell of smoke or come from a smoking environment. ....
I send only books in excellent condition and I hope that I will receive books in that same condition.

I have someone wanting one of my books but this is the RC that they attached. I don't consider this book in *excellent condition* as it's a used book in good condition. I'm not worried about the smell of smoke, I don't smell any, but what if it's not in good enough condition?!?!?

Would you accept this one?

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 10:05 PM ET
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Nope.  I would refuse anything that asks for excellent condition or like new condition.  People's ideas about what "excellent" means may vary and I wouldn't want to risk a RWAP.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 10:07 PM ET
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I would refuse it--too subjective. What does this particular member view as excellent condition?

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 10:18 PM ET
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Okee that's what I was thinking. So I appreciate the feedback.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 10:43 PM ET
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I would also refuse it because of the excellent part.  I wouldnt' want a ding for a perfectly postable book because some minor flaw upset this person.  I just don't need the credit that badly and I wouldn't send it even if I did. 

The no-smoking part wouldn't bother me.  When you decline just say that while your book meets PBS guidelines the RCS were too vague for you to want to risk sending them the book.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Would you accept this one?

 

Nope, one persons definition of excellent does not necessarily equal anothers.  Save yourself a world of worry and deny it.  :)

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 11:10 PM ET
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My personal rule of thumb on RCs is: When in doubt, decline. I would decline this one unless my book looked new.

HTH,
Susan

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 12:01 AM ET
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I declined and stated that I did so b/c the book was in good condition but did not meet their own RC by being in *excellent condition.

I don't see hwo they get any books they request with that condition!



Last Edited on: 5/31/09 12:02 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
vic8 -
Date Posted: 5/31/2009 12:56 AM ET
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Here's one way to receive a book in excellent condition. Three words.  BUY IT NEW.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 11:48 AM ET
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LOL Yep vic... true so true.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Vic says it best. If ya want excellent condition, buy it new.

 

Denied.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 5:38 PM ET
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I don't think I understanding asking for an excellent condition book from someone sight unseen off of a USED book swap place.