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Subject: would you send to this RC?
Date Posted: 5/7/2015 3:58 AM ET
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I got a request for a children's book on my shelf.  the book has a price sticker on the front cover from half price books and a name written on the inside cover page. the member who requested this book has these RC's.

I cannot accept an ex-library copy, a book containing a nameplate/stickers/stamps  or significant writing inside (name on inside cover okay), or items from a smoker. Pet owners okay (cats or shedding dogs), but please remove fur/hair from book and packaging before sending. Thank you.

my question is does my book meet these conditions? would you send or decline? any help would be much appreciated. thanks.
 

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 5:40 AM ET
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My instinct would be to not send the book. She requests no stickers, and it has a price sticker. Not sure if that is the kind of sticker she means, but I would not send the book.
Date Posted: 5/7/2015 5:48 AM ET
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Strictly speaking, I wouldn't say that the sticker is contained. I would generally take that to mean that the sticker would be inside the book, usually either on the inside of the cover or one of the first couple of pages (blank or title). It sounds like the name is explicitly in line with their RCs.

I'd think that the hardest part of that one would be to make sure that every last bit of pet fur is removed if your in a pet-friendly household... I'd probably have to decline that one myself since I don't think I could get every speck of it ^.~



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Date Posted: 5/7/2015 7:31 AM ET
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I'm with Renee..i think stickerwise your fine but the pets, if you have them, would be hard.
Date Posted: 5/7/2015 9:58 AM ET
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I would decline if I got that RC. The wording on the pet fur sounds like they're allergic. I try to keep my fur babies away form my books, but it doesn't always work out that way. There's been several times when a stray cat hair ends up on the package.

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 11:35 AM ET
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I think a price sticker on the outside is OK, as far as her RC goes.

For myself, I could not accept because all my packages contain dog hair.

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 1:23 PM ET
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I would decline.  

I just received one with these RC's:  "book should be in good to excellent condition since it is for my personal library...(etc.). See, I don't have a problem with the RC, because all my books are in 'good to excellent condition.'  It's that word 'good' that bothers me.  It's a subjective word.  Good to one person might mean not so to another.  Should the book look as if it has been read?  Is it allowable to have creases in the cover/spine?  Good to me means spine intact, pages attached, no damage to pages, no writing inside the book.  It doesn't mean that I won't accept ex-library books, creases in the spine, covers with small tears in the corner (it is, after all, used and will have been read.). A used book could be expected to have any of these things and still be in good condition.  But if good to someone else means it must look as if you are the only one who has read the book, and you were very, very careful with it, then state that in your RC's.  Otherwise, please accept the fact that the book is used - it may have been read by more than one person, purchased at a used book store, yet still be in what is considered "good condition."  If not, it will be a very long time before your requests are accepted.  (Okay, rant over.)

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 1:36 PM ET
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I wouldn't. We have no idea what he means by "sticker" - or what she specifically does and does not find acceptable.

I wouldn't over think it.



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Date Posted: 5/7/2015 3:19 PM ET
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Those stickers come off really well with a little lighter fluid. The fluid evaporates and leaves no trace.

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 4:34 PM ET
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I'd decline to be on the safe side. Also baby oil gets the sticky stuff off.

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 7:21 PM ET
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Sounds like it would probably be okay. Why not send her a quick PM and check? I've done so before. Just explain the condition of your book and see if she wants it.

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 9:59 PM ET
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Heck, if I have to think about it, then I decline.

Date Posted: 5/7/2015 10:49 PM ET
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 Like others, if there is any room for interpretation, then I decline. I don't mind RCs but if they are not crystal-clear about their expectations then I won't take a chance of there being a problem. Your book is #1 on the FIFO list, odds are it will be requested again by someone else soon.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 9:21 AM ET
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I would decline also.......don't think they will like it having sticker on the cover even if that's not clearly what they say.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 1:21 PM ET
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If you send a PM and do not get an answer, what then?

Regretfully decline

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 1:21 PM ET
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If you send a PM and do not get an answer, what then?

Regretfully decline

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 3:04 PM ET
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Stickers on the outside of a book and stickers on the inside are 2 different things to me, stickers on the inside are usually permanent, whereas stickers on the outside almost always are removable.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 9:12 PM ET
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I cannot accept an ex-library copy, a book containing a nameplate/stickers/stamps  or significant writing inside (name on inside cover okay), or items from a smoker. Pet owners okay (cats or shedding dogs), but please remove fur/hair from book and packaging before sending. Thank you.

The problem with this sentence is if the person breaks it down differently.

Do they not want 4 things

  1. I cannot accept an ex-library copy,
  2. a book containing a nameplate/stickers/stamps  or significant writing inside (name on inside cover okay),
  3. or items from a smoker.
  4. Pet owners okay (cats or shedding dogs), but please remove fur/hair from book and packaging before sending. Thank you.

Or do they not want 5 things

  1. I cannot accept an ex-library copy,
  2. a book containing a nameplate/stickers/stamp
  3. or significant writing inside (name on inside cover okay)
  4. , or items from a smoker
  5. . Pet owners okay (cats or shedding dogs), but please remove fur/hair from book and packaging before sending. Thank you.

The difference is whether you send a book with a cover sticker or not. The way it is written with the missing comma is the first option and your book is fine to send in regards to the sticker on the cover. But the run on leaves it open to questions. I personally would send with the sticker and tell them they need to fix their RC if they had a problem because sender can't knwo what they meant if it differs from what they said. (Except I couldn't sent to the RC in regards to the pet hair because there is no way I could guarantee there isn't cat hair hitching a ride in the tape or somewhere on the book).

 

I'd have no problems sending to JoAnne's RC. I am perfectly confident in my ability to judge a "good" or "excellent" condition book. I rarely send books that show any wear to people with conditions like that so I've never had an issue.



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Date Posted: 5/8/2015 10:48 PM ET
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"Why not send her a quick PM and check?"

 

How do you PM someone before you accept an RC? There is no PM button until you have said yes.

Date Posted: 5/9/2015 2:29 AM ET
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You can't. You risk having to cancel the order and losing your place in line.

Date Posted: 5/10/2015 3:20 AM ET
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How do you PM someone before you accept an RC? There is no PM button until you have said yes.

Oh, I didn't realize that! I must have PMed someone in the past AFTER accepting the request to confirm that the book met the wisher's expectations. (And it did.)

Date Posted: 5/10/2015 3:34 PM ET
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I never turn down an RC if my book meets the criteria, but in this case the book has a sticker and the RC says 'no stickers'.  Since it is not 100% clear that the request is meant for stickers insider or outside, I would decline.  My book would be put back to the #1 spot in FIFO, so it shouldn't be a long wait to send it to someone else.