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I have an audio book that was recently requested, not auto request since it's been on my shelf for a while.
The condition of the audio book are as follow:
Book 1: perfect condition
I PM'd the requester telling him of the conditions of the box and if he still wants it on the 26th and asking for a response back by 12pm central on the 28th because I will be going on vacation and only have til 1pm today to mail the book. I won't return until Nov 30th (Will still have internet connection, just not access to any books.) Requester does not have any conditions stated either.
Would it be wiser to just cancel the request or mail at 1 even if they don't respond since there's no RC?
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In order to avoid this kind of problem, I've learned not to PM about perfectly postable things (though I always PM about writing/highlighting). The box to keep things together is not required, so there is no problem having it a little beat up.
I don't know what to do now that you've PMed. Since you implied you wouldn't mail unless you heard back from him, it might be that's what you'll need to do. If he still wants it and just didn't see your PM, he can always re-request when he figures out what's happened.
But I don't know that for sure - others will chime in with their opinions.
The box itself doesn't have to be in perfect condition, so you are fine to send it with or without the box. Just make sure if you send without the box, the CDs at least are in a case or envelope or something to protect them during shipping.
I had a member contact me for help who was sent an audiobook as a stack of CDs (nothing else) rolling around in a manilla envelope. The CDs were scratched beyond all use.
Your message to the Requestor was a courtesy message only, since the set is perfectly postable even if box is a bit worn. Since it was merely a courtesy PM, you are not obligated to wait to receive a response. So do not let the lack of an answering message stop you from sending out this request. If the Requestor had a problem with receiving a beat-up box, they would have had a Requestor Condition or responded to your message.
Go ahead and send. (And, as opposed to some of the other members above, I am all for the extra communication between members. I do not feel it was wrong to send a little note to the Requestor so they had the opportunity to respond, even if they didn't choose to exercise that option.)
ETA: Here is the link/info that Fara was seeking: http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=book+conditions
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