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Subject: receiver conditions
Date Posted: 9/2/2013 9:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2009
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I have a question, i know i am missing the obvious.  I have a person requesting a book and my book my not meet their condiitons.  I would like to PM them to explain why my book may not be acceptable to them.  How do i PM them?  Do i accept the conditons and then stop the transaction later if they say they wont take it?

 

Thank you for anyone who can explain to me how to PM someone before accepting the swap.

Date Posted: 9/2/2013 9:22 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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You cannot PM them until after you accept the conditions.  If they are kind enough to include a nickname, you can look that up in the Member Directory to PM them before accepting.

Make sure you select the last possible mailing date, so you have plenty of time to hear back from the member.

Please note that this means you will lose your place in the FIFO line if you accept the order, then cancel it.  You will have to post your book again, at the back of the line.  

If it is a wish listed book, then the offering member would need to cancel, so the ordering member's place in the wish list is not lost.  

Date Posted: 9/2/2013 9:35 PM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2013
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I'm pretty sure you have to accept it before you can PM them. I've never PM'ed based on requester conditions, but I have posted books with some slight issue that got requested without coditions.  I then accepted and "immediately" PM'ed describing the issue and telling them to cancel if there is a problem. I've only had one cancel out of about 4 like this.  Whatever you do though, never leave someone hanging. PM "immediately".  But as a general rule, I would only consider this if the book you have is "close" to what they request except some slight gray area.

Thanks, Dale

Date Posted: 9/2/2013 9:41 PM ET
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the requester said no sticker or writting on the front cover. this book has a price tag sticker on the front. it is a square about 1/2 ".  I am thinking this falls under the grey area? i would try to get the sticker off, but i am afraid i would rip the book. then i wouldnt send it to anyone at that point.

 

Thank you guys for responding back.  I appreciate your help.

Date Posted: 9/2/2013 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2009
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A small price sticker is a sticker, they said no stickers, so I wouldn't send it.  That way, you will keep your place in line, too.

Date Posted: 9/2/2013 10:04 PM ET
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I would cancel unless you have the patience to slowly and lightly flick at the corners and sides of the sticker with your finger nail.  Keep going and watch to see if it starts to tear.  If so, then stop and cancel the request. Leave sticker on and keep it posted until someone else wants it without conditions (or that one anyway). I've attempted the removal of many stickers from books and unless the cover of the book is a slick, smooth surface they can be difficult to get off.  But if you can, and the surface is relatively smooth, you can use a Q-tip with a tad of Goo Gone to get the "sticky" off (wipe off goo gone with another q-tip dipped in water and slightly rubbed on a bar of soap - repeat but with only water). You really need to have been observant of the grade, types of different book cover surfaces.  I've seen so many of them I can tell immediately how difficult it would be.  But you should try what I suggested in the initial sentence. You can't loose if you're slow, careful and know when to stop.

Dale

mistie -
Date Posted: 9/2/2013 10:43 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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In this situation, I would just consider my book does not meet their RC's and decline. Simple & easy, no Pm's, no delays, no cancelling, no losing place in queue, no confusion :-) And, I know now I am either at or very near the top of the FIFO queu for that book.

Date Posted: 9/3/2013 1:07 AM ET
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What mistie said.  Just politely decline, especially if there's more than a couple wishers for the book...RC's often stack up at the top of the wishlist.  If you have any concerns just decline and move on to a request that you can accept without reservation or concern.

Date Posted: 9/3/2013 2:26 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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It's my theory that the member with the RC needs to be very clear and polite.  It is not my responsibility to read their mind.  So I turn down questionable RCs.

Date Posted: 9/3/2013 6:00 AM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2009
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Thank yoiu Dale, I will remember your suggestion when i get a book with a slick cover.

 

Mistie...enough said., I will say book doesnt meet conditions.  You probaly know best if you are in line for the book. ;)

 

Thanks to everyone, you guys are great giving your ideas and opinions in a very polite way.  I never have felt ashamed coming here and asking 'stupid' questions.  :)

 

Ann