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Amy
Subject: Rec'd 2 of the same book.
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 8:31 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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Okay.. I know I'm not obligated to give the 1st person (who mailed the book, but did not mark it mailed) a credit, but if I choose to do so, does this take away the credit from the 2nd person who did mark the mailed?

Also, I received an older book with ink stains on the back cover. I am really hesitant to mark this RWAP. WWYD?

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 8:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Amy--

No, regardless of how you mark the "extra" book (the one the sender didn't mark mailed), the other sender will get their credit as long as you mark their book received.  Be careful to be sure you're marking the right copy from the right sender.

As to ink stains, PBS condition guidelines state "not soiled" and "no stains".  So, marking it RWP isn't optional -- you need to do that so the system will work properly (so that new members get to review the rules, and abusive members get weeded out).  It is up to you whether or not you want to ask for your credit back.  If you do, you need to do so explicitly in your message to the sender -- don't assume they'll know you want your credit back.

Cheers,

Catt

Amy
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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Thanks, Elizabeth. I guess what I really meant to say was that I was hesitant to ask for my credit back. I've received a few RWAPs lately, and I don't want it to look like I'm taking advantage of the system.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 12:18 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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If you are following the rules and examining the books then marking them correctly - you won't be taking advantage of anything but the club benefits.  You are the one that the rules protects.  Otherwise, that person keeps sending out books that don't meet PBS guidelines!