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Subject: Run of bad luck here
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:20 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2006
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I have been a member here for a couple years so I know this is unusual, but man, I am having some really bad luck the last couple months. 

A couple days ago I noticed one of the books I requested had timed out and the system canceled it.  It was a wish list book which I accepted minutes after getting notified because I happened to be online at the time.  Why would you post a wish list book and then ignore the request for it? It was a book my daughter wanted, a series book and she bought the next two but won't read them until she reads the one we're wating for-and she's driving me crazy! I would have had her buy it had I known this was going to happen.

I had another book time out a few weeks ago. I checked the person's list and they haven't posted a book in 2 years, and all of them on her list were done the same day-inactive, I don't know, but it looks like it  I got it finally from the next person in line, received it, it looked fine until I opened it  to read a week or two later and in 2 spots once the book was opened completely the pages snapped loose (they were sorta like stuck at the binding if that makes sense) and are falling out.  I can read it, but I can't repost it.

Had another book recently that I thumbed through and it looked fine so I received it.  When i read it I found a few pages in it that had food stuck to it-yuck.  I read it, but threw that one away too.

Another book that I got has just seen better days.  It is older, and it shows.  Nothing against the rules about posting it I suppose, but after I read that one it too went in the garbage.  That was my own call.

I started a book last night that I got a month ago or so.  I read about 2 chapters and hated it so I am going to repost that one today.  I don't read books I don't like-that's no ones fault, but just another bad luck thing in a long list.. On the plus side, I picked up another one I had here and read 4 chapters and so far I really like that one.

I hope this string of bad transactions breaks and I start getting some nice books again in a timely manner. I am out 3 credits (4 if you count the one I didn't like and have to repost and wait for it to go).  I have actually bought several books in the last couple months which is unusal for me.

 

 

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
Posts: 1,155
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I have gifted you a credit, to change your luck! Peace today, Lisa

P.S. Any children's books on my bookshelf free to any member. (no credits, no problem!) Just send me a PM. I love to see kids with books.

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2006
Posts: 10
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I have gifted you a credit, to change your luck! Peace today, Lisa

 

Ahhh, thank you so much!  that was so nice of you, and totally unnecessary, but very much appreicated! I do have a couple that I am saving for any wishlist book that might become available because you know how it works-you run out and then your books become available so you buy some credits, and then of course you ship a few books lol. I have one book I am waiting to arrive-I am just sure it's going to get here and be in great shape! I have had so few bad experiences here,  it's just so strange that I have had so many all at once, and I think i felt like whining today when I got on here to repost the book I started to read last night and didn't like lol.

 

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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A couple days ago I noticed one of the books I requested had timed out and the system canceled it.  It was a wish list book which I accepted minutes after getting notified because I happened to be online at the time.  Why would you post a wish list book and then ignore the request for it?

I had a similar thing happen a couple of weeks ago. A wish list book was posted to me, the requester accepted the request, and then a couple of days later cancelled. I PM'd to find out why b/c they didn't fill out the field, and was told he was a "newbie" who decided after posting his 10 books to cancel his requests b/c he hadn't realized how expensive it was going to be to mail books out! I was really frustrated, it was a book I had on my wish list for quite a while! And I can't help but wonder if he got his two "freebie" books anyway...

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 3:44 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
Posts: 13,347
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OMGoodness, it sounds like you got a years worth of bad luck out of the way all at once.  I'll bet it only gets better from here.  I sure hope so anyway.  :>)