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Subject: Does the sender get his/her credit back?
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 3:13 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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I am about five days from timing out on the receipt of a book. I typically receive books in 5-6 days and this book has been floating out there for 20+ days. I know it may still arrive. I HOPE it arrives but if it doesn't, I understand that I will get my credit back, right? Does this credit come from the sender? The sender is out a book. If the book is truly lost in the mail, will he/she be out a book AND a credit? ( I really hope the book arrives!)
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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I am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong :)

If the sender sent the book with printed postage or DC they get a credit and the recipient gets their credit back. (A Win-Win situation) 

If the sender did not use printed postage or DC, they do not get a credit and are out the book.  (The recipient gets their credit back)

This is why I always use printable postage or DC.

 



Last Edited on: 8/25/08 3:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2008
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You are correct, LeeAnne.

If a book goes lost, you will get your credit back. The sender will not get a credit for that book and they lose the book. If the book shows up later on, you are obligated to mark it received. At that time, a credit will be taken from you and given to the sender. Sometimes, the postal service is slow so the book may get there eventually.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 3:37 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2008
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You are correct, Karen.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 3:49 PM ET
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Thanks! I'm still hoping the book will arrive. Maybe the Democratic National Convention is messing up the mail around here as well as the traffic! LOL!
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2007
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be sure to check the date it was sent. I recently had something similiar happen, mine was a few days from going "lost"  when it arrived, the postmark on the postage showed it was mailed 3 days prior.  The sender marked it mailed, and then it sat for 3 weeks before they actually mailed it.