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Subject: seriously is it that hard?
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 12:54 AM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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Again, I tried to order a book and the member just pm'd me and said she mailed it to someone else. She asked me what she should do!!! I think what 5th book 4th problem.....

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 1:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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Some people are disorganized--at least she pm'd you--she could have just ignored you completely. 

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 1:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Did she have a deal going and forget to delete the "freebie" from her shelf?

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 6:54 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
Posts: 12,412
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Huh?  What was her excuse?

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 7:55 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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Most likely has books listed here and on another trading site and forgot to remove the book from her shelf.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 9:26 AM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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Yes, I can understand being unorgainized. I really can but to have to ask me basically do what do I do? Well my credit would be nice. I think this is not the place for me. Too many people messing up. I can understand one or two mistakes but this is crazy. How hard is it? I have been able to handle it wish others could.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 9:51 AM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Carrie, with very popular books (such as Grisham), you'll get that a lot. These books are often on shelves for many months and are often disposed of before they're claimed (and missed when updating the book shelf). Another thing, there is a known glitch where sometimes a book will double-post. This seems to happen more often with WL books, but it sometimes happens. If the person who posts a book and has 100+ books on the shelf, it's possible to miss it.

Hang in there! Things will get better!

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 10:49 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
Posts: 13,347
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Carrie, If the sender cancelled, you should have received your credit back.  Check your credit registry.  If not, you can PM R&R and they will take care of it. 


Date Posted: 10/19/2007 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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I try to be extra careful with my books but I had to do this once myself.   I put a book in as a "freebie" just because I wanted to (not an offer) and then forgot to take it off my bookshelf.   Sure enough, a few days later that book was requested.  DRATS!!  I hated having to say I'm sorry.   That book had been sitting on my shelf for months and no one wanted it UNTIL I gave it away.    Ooops on me!

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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I once posted a book as part of a batch. When it was requested much later, I realized that I shouldn't have listed it as it's a reference book that''d be tough to replace; I explained that to the requestor, and took it as my lesson to be more careful.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 2:56 PM ET
Member Since: 9/17/2005
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If the sender has canceled, your request will be passed on to someone else in the system with that book - so you'll still get your book.