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Subject: Do Requestor Conditions Mean Anything???
Date Posted: 12/31/2007 4:19 PM ET
Member Since: 4/14/2006
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Issue resolved to my satisfaction. Thanks again for all the answers from you all!!

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L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/31/2007 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Keep your RCs and ask for your credit back.  People should be able to follow the rules, especially when they have to click twice to agree to the RCs....

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 5:04 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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I agree with LG. You have every right to keep your conditions up and to request your credit back because clearly the book you got did not meet them.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 5:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2006
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I agree about asking for your credit back on this new transaction.  They agreed, failed to follow through and that's not OK. 

In general, to be perfectly honest, I'd drop the restriction.  I understand your feeling about DJs becuase I reallly want them, too, but not enough to deal w/ the declines and potential  frustration that you are experiencing right now. 

You know, you could put something in your Sig. Line saying you are looking for Keeper copies of those authors, or just list a few books at a time.  Perhaps post something in the Book Bazaar to the same effect.  I have done this (the book bazaar) a couple of times when I wanted a keeper copy of a favorite author and been very happy w/ the results.

Michelle, please know that I don't think your RCs are unreasonable or that you shoudn't be able to have them.  I'm just sharing my thoughts on your specific question about keeping the them. :-)

Edted because apparently I was making up words, LOL.

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Date Posted: 12/31/2007 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2006
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I agree that you should keep your RCs and ask for your credit back.  People should not be agreeing to those conditions when they know they can't meet them.  That's just unfair.

I have a feeling that even if you had simplified it to say all hardcovers need dustjackets, they still would have ignored your request.  This is a reading site....people can't say they read it and didn't understand but clicked okay anyway.  It's very simple IMO.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 5:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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I have the same conditions on hardcovers; I WANT dustjackets.  If one was sent without one, I would ask for my credit back also. They have not right to ignore your conditions.  IMO

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 6:18 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2007
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What in the sam hill is wrong with people?  You are totally within your rights to request a dust jacket, even though books may be posted without them; that's why requestor conditions are allowed.  Perhaps if you explain that they are for a keeper shelf people will understand why you have listed the condition.  Don't cave...people need to read and abide by conditions!  If they don't like them, they can decline.  How hard is it??!! 

Subject: Keeping you RC's????
Date Posted: 12/31/2007 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I agree that you should keep your RC/ There is nothing unreasonable about them.  Some people think that the conditions don't apply to their book they send or that thay are suggestions......???scratching......

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 7:24 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2007
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We're allowed to have conditions, everyone agrees when they join to follow the rules. Why should we have to accept that people don't follow rules. We have to do this every day in regular life and it's getting very tiring to deal with. Obey the rules and laws, stop thinking you're an exception is what I say. If someone has a condition I read and make sure to follow it.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 7:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Dust jackets aren't required but I agree that since you specifically had it in your RC's and they chose to send it anyway-you should get your credit back.  They need to learn that they can't ignore people's RCs. 

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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I am against those with mile long RC but just asking for books with dust jackets ISNT a major thing.

I would keep your RC as it DOES state in the help section very clearly as the example saying if someone wants dust jackets then thats what they should be sent.

I also prefer most hardcovers with dust jackets because it is there to protect the book. Plus they ARE breaking the rules of PBS by saying yes it meets the RC.

On a side note, the number of new books I have seen lately with two dust jackets just has me wondering how many are being packaged without one. In the week before christmas I had 4 new books from different publishers arrive with two dust jackets. I do keep these dust jackets and have begun a wallpaper thing for my cubicle.  Sadly none of them are from the authors you listed or else I would happily send them on their way.


Date Posted: 12/31/2007 10:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/14/2006
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate all your responses and agree. I have been a member for almost 2 years and have always respected other people's RC's or declined the request the few times my book didn't meet them. Thanks again all and Happy New Year!

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2007
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Maybe those books didn't originally come with dust jackets?  Just a guess.

Date Posted: 1/1/2008 1:01 PM ET
Member Since: 8/8/2006
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it IS frustrating when people act like they cannot read!!! (and smartly pointed out by another member as quite ironic considering this is a BOOK club!!! hello!!!!!!)

my RCs state that i would like the books wrapped in some sort of plastic. i would guess that 30-40% come without it. i have not complained yet, but you bet that i will if i get a book damaged by water after it has been mailed. in my opinion that would be considered damaged by sender rather than damaged by the PO since the sender did not do what they agreed to do when accepting my request.

if you really want the dust jackets, i would mark the book as not meeting RCs.


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