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Subject: Situation handled. Thank you
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2009
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Can someone tell me how to go about this, or who I need to contact?

I am learning this site quickly. And what I am learning saddens me. this statement was untrue. The site doesn't sadden me, a situation did. The grump had emerged there for a minute.

 



Last Edited on: 6/28/09 10:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 4:24 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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John,

Use the contact us link at the bottom of the page and send in feedback.  I am a Tour Guide for the site and if you'd like to send me a PM, I can try to help you out.

 

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 4:30 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2009
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Thank you Mary. I wasn't sure what protocol was, never in a million years thought I would have to report someone or something on a book site.

I did send the issue to my tour guide requesting guidance right after I posted this here, I will now report to the site, well, I will after I hear back from my tour guide I suppose. What an absurd thing to have to deal with.

Thank you for your help Mary.

 



Last Edited on: 6/28/09 7:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 4:33 PM ET
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You're welcome John,

I wish you luck and a satisfactory outcome.

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 5:19 PM ET
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That's too bad, John.  I hope you get your credits back.

 

I'm buddying you one, just because.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 6:24 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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John, please don't let some members make you unhappy with PBS.  People are still people even here where most of the members I've interacted with have been great.   If you need a place to ask questions - here we are.  And if you need to vent - here we are.  We'll always read what you have to say and it might even help us.  No need for names - just the situation.  And I hope you get your shelves or new library (whichever you decide on) done soon! ;D

JonnieAngel - you are so sweet and generous.

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 6:25 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2008
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John, can you share what happened (without naming the member, of course)?  Sometimes it helps to get other people's insight on these issues in case they can shed some light on the whys and wherefores of the other person's actions.  You don't have to, of course.  I just thought it might help. :)

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 6:41 PM ET
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Thanks, Ruth!  But, he sent it back.

At least he knows we aren't all bad.  :o)

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 6:45 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Hi John,

I know what happened! I also was taken in by the offer. And, please don't think that anyone else on PBS is as quick to attack other people as this member was.

PBS is a great place, which I am sure you will find as you stay longer and this one unpleasant occurrence fades away!

--Sara

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2009
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I'm sorry I didn't reply in here sooner. Thank you all for the responses, I guess I just allowed my grumpy side to take over. :)

I am already addicted to this site. I can't say I wasn't warned. My sister in law is one who kept repeatedly telling us about it, and I finally checked it out.. Now I have failed to mow my lawn this weekend, have blurry eyes from the computer screen, and a sore hind end. lol.

I love this site. And I first peeked in the forums because I needed some suggestions on books for wife and the responses were so wonderful, helpful and nice, i then ventured to other forums and got more of the same. I won't let one person or situation change that, no way. Having too much fun!


And Thank you again for the credit. That was really very sweet of you. I truly hope I didn't offend you by sending it back. The gesture remains and I am very very thankful, I just couldn't accept the credit too. :)

Thank you all for the help. And Mary, you are a fantastic tour guide, and were very helpful to me today, Thank you for that as well.

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:26 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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Yay Mary! :)

And kudos to that high road you're still on, John! :)



Last Edited on: 6/28/09 7:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:30 PM ET
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I should add, in a few months time you all will probably be tired of me! lol. Instead of looking to order all these great books for the wife to read I am going to be saying, please take all these books out of my house!

Still havent decided whether to build a bookcase or just buy one. But we look at each other and say, we need a bookshelf, then we look again and say, or two, or three, or four... this site IS dangerous! :) I guess I am just a dangerous kind of guy. lol.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:40 PM ET
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A bookcase, John? As in ONE?  No, no, no. Wait till you've been on here awhile and yes, you will have multiple bookcases! LOL I have a room devoted to my books and computer. Then I have spillover into the bedroom. Then there is my 23-year-old daughter's room with more bookcases (she belongs to PBS too!) ....

I have about five in my garage too.

The only place I don't allow bookcases is the livingroom, dining room and kitchen!  As much as I love my books I have to have some space that isn't floor to ceiling books! :)

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:41 PM ET
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oh my.....

I am envisioning this at my house not to far off from now. lol. I am scared.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:41 PM ET
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I joined PBS to get rid of my books.

it was an extremely short-sighted plan  ......

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:45 PM ET
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Yeah Sara .... not good planning on your part! lol And hey, you have inquiring minds on the "other" thread in the BB wanting to know how you got your credit back!?!?!

 



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Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:51 PM ET
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Very crappy situation! I was scammed, along with quite a few other trusting people. BOO.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Thanks Susan, went to go answer in the other thread. I asked PBS thru the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page. But, I think I may have buddied my credit after the account was already closed (not sure, but I think so).

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 9:14 PM ET
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I know that we don't name names here, but now you have me paranoid...  scam... ??  geesh

Sorry to those it happened to,  we need to get rid of these people.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2009
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Adrienne,

A new member scammer on Book Bazaar offered a deal that was too good to be true.

You can find it over there and figure out by what's left of the posts how it went down. Look for the thread with a lot of replies and for the member who's had his account suspended by TPTB.

 

Subject: Get RID of books if you join....
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 9:38 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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Yea right.....snort...snort!you get rid of books and end with with as many...or more!

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 9:41 PM ET
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Sorry for what happened John!

I too bought into this scam, unfortunately. But out of the 1+ year I've been a member here, this is the first time I've seen or heard of something like this happening around here. 99.9% of the members here are nothing but kind, generous people. Plus the PBS team is awesome, so I'm sure they're working hard to set things right.



Last Edited on: 6/28/09 9:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 11:08 PM ET
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Thanks Laura,  I figured it out after I posted her by the red "bullhorn".  Just wondering, can he still use those credits?

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 11:13 PM ET
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According to the pbs team message in that post he already has used most of those credits prior to their suspending the account..

 

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 1:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
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That Book Bazaar thread was slightly confusing.  Did he ask for credits for unpostable books (which you are allowed to do, right?)  Or was he offering a 10 for 1 (or some other kind of crazy deal)?  Just color me confused...  I did figure out the part where people were buddying him credits and he wasn't replying.  I guess...

ETA: Maybe multiple copies of the same books?



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