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Subject: Does my RC make sense?
Date Posted: 8/6/2008 11:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2006
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I have tried really hard to make my newly added RC as clear as possible. What do y'all think? Anything I should change?

Here it is:

If this order is for any book other than a hardcover Harry Potter book, please accept this request and disregard the following.

If this book is for a hardcover Harry Potter book, I would only like these books with the dustjacket, and I would like the dustjacket to be in PBS postable condition, with no tears larger an (around) an inch and no liquid damage. Stickers and sticker residue is FINE, and grease pencil marking the price of the book is FINE.

I am collecting a set of these books to one day read to my (now toddler) son. Thank you!

My username is HippieMama - please feel free to pm me if you have any questions!

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 11:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Sounds good to me. Some people auto decline anything with RCS so no matter how you word it you might get some rejected.  And of course you'll still get people who don't read the whole thing and will decline it saying "it's not a Harry Potter book".  So you might want to turn it off for any non-HP books.

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 11:56 PM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2006
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Can I do that? Turn it off, keep the HP books off of auto request, and then turn it on right before I click that I want the book, ship it to my address?

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 12:54 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
Posts: 12,412
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Yes.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 1:04 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Yep. A lot of people have dust jacket rc's for only certain books they're collecting.  So they turn it off all other requests. 

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 12:22 AM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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One extra comment ... you can add a hyperlink to your profile where you say "My username is HippieMama - please feel free to pm me...".  Just makes it one step easier for folks that feel they need to ask.

Cheers,

Catt