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Subject: Senders who cancel requests
Date Posted: 10/10/2007 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2007
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Does PBS keep track of the requests that a sender cancels? I had a book come off  my wishlist and the next day the sender canceled because she sold it on an auction site.

I know things come up but this person sold the book on another site after listing it here.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/31/2006
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The system tracks those things.  If there's a pattern, the people behind the scenes will see it.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 6:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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Kristina I know it sucks but a LOT of people here cross-post their books to other sites and PBS doesn't have any rules against it. That being said, I do think it is unfair for someone to post a wish listed book to more than one site at the same time - they should wait at least a FEW days to post it somewhere else if it hasn't been taken yet.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 6:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Personally, I think that posting a WL book to PBS is making a commitment to send it through PBS. If you post it, it's offered directly to members who (theoretically) want it. It should not be posted anyplace else while it's in the WL queue.



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Date Posted: 10/10/2007 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 3/6/2006
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I agree with Jane.  That really stinks, I hope you'll get your book soon from a dedicated member.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 7:01 PM ET
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I'm sorry, but selling a book on an auction site is WAY different than having a book cross posted on two trading sites.  Is this a new member?  Why on earth would someone list a book that they had up for auction?  It sounds to me like a scammer.  The person obviously never intended on trading the book, if at the same time they were trying to sell it.  If this person's profile didn't show several books shipped, I would report them.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 7:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I can seen having books on your bookshelf on more than one website.  But posting a WL book is pretty much a guarantee that it will be taken or there wouldn't be a line waiting for it.  It's possible that the person put it on auction first, didn't think it would sell and then posted it here not realizing it was a WL book. I posted a bunch of books last week that I had already read but had never gotten around to posting.  4 of them were WL books and I had no idea until they popped as on  WL hold.  If you're posting books on more than 1 site you should make sure it's not a WL book here before you post it.  At least you'll go back to the top of the line for the next one that gets posted since the sender cancelled.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 7:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I am on 2 other sites and if I know a book is on a WL here I don't post it on the other sites because I know it will go and I don't want to disappoint anyone.  That is the one thing I really like about PBS, I have my TBR pile posted here and know what books someone wants.  While some books I know people on other sites will want, they don't have the TBR feature

I know the one thing I really liked about FR is that I can see who is WL a book and in two cases I could ship two books to the same person and save postage and not take my chances with the FIFO system.  but rarely do I have a situation like that occur.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 8:39 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I have all I can do keeping the books going at PBS to worry about any other sites.