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Subject: Ridiculous Request Denial
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:20 PM ET
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I bought a credit in order to get a wishlist book I've been waiting forever to come up on this site, and the denial response I got from the swapper was "I thought I wasn't going to read it anymore, but I think I will now."

I find that absolutely ridiculous and I feel like I just wasted almost $4 for nothing.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:25 PM ET
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I feel for you Brent, that must be disappointing. They must have changed their mind fast, because it would have shown up as wishlisted as soon as they posted it. At least you're still at the head of the WL line.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:30 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2010
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That stinks.  But at least you still have your credit, and will be able to use it when the book gets posted again.  Or to get another book you want in the meantime.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:32 PM ET
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Or you could use that credit to get any of your other wish listed books that come available.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:33 PM ET
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This is true, Stephanie. I wouldn't mind so much if I hadn't purchased a credit for the book, or been waiting months for it to show up here. It's like someone offering you a piece of cake, and then as you're about to put the fork in your mouth, they snatch it away and eat it themselves. Don't offer me cake if you want to eat it yourself!

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:41 PM ET
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That's why it's always a good idea to check the books ahead of time and know which ones you are posting are already WL books.   Because once you hit 'post" on a WL book, it's instantly going to be offered to someone.  It's a little different if it's not a WL book, then you can change your mind if you do not have a pending request coming your way for it.  But anyway, that person should have checked, and known it was a WL book, because it's much more difficult to change your mind.

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 1:46 AM ET
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Cross your fingers and hope that they read fast...

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 8:53 AM ET
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Yeah that is a bad excuse.  That's up there with "I sold it on Ebay" or "I'm sendint it out on another trading site". 

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:20 AM ET
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Another lame excuse I've heard...."Well I can get a better deal on the other tradeing site." 

Good for you, go use the other site and don't waste my time.

-RD

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:27 AM ET
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I guess the fact that someone else wants it makes it more desirable.  I would be annoyed too.

Diane

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 11:08 AM ET
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"I guess the fact that someone else wants it makes it more desirable."

 

That's exactly what I thought.  Didn't know what they had until it was almost gone! I ended up getting a much better book this morning, so all's well that ends well. :-D

Thanks for letting me vent, folks!

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 11:15 AM ET
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How frustrating.  I'm glad it worked out for you smiley

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 11:39 AM ET
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I should say, this was literally the only thing worth complaining about here since I joined, and it worked out great in the end. PaperbackSwap is an amazing site with a great community. :)

Amy
Date Posted: 2/11/2011 4:24 PM ET
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Brent, may I ask what book?



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Subject: That sucks
Date Posted: 2/13/2011 12:54 PM ET
Member Since: 9/3/2009
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I have pulled books off my shelf because someone locally wanted them.  Poor manners and not safe to deny a book to someone.   As a reading addict doing that to me could get ugly!!

Hang in there it will come up again.

Jac

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 7:50 PM ET
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Amy, it was "Do You Think What You Think You Think?"

Jackie, be careful, lest you fall victim to reader-rage, for woe to that which comes between eye and printed page!

 

laugh



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Date Posted: 2/13/2011 11:25 PM ET
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A denial resposne?  Was it for an RC?  Maybe they had an unpostable book but didn't want to say it for fear of getting in trouble with tptb.  I would consider yourself lucky and that you may have doged a bullet. 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:35 PM ET
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It's possible that I did, Erika. Either way, it ended up working out for the best, as I got a better book through a generous member of PBS. So I'm happy, and I can't say enough how great this community is!