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Subject: was told book was delivered yet PO returned book
Date Posted: 11/27/2012 9:46 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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 was told book was delivered yet PO returned  book

due forward time exprie

now do I have give back the credit i got for sending the book

even though i was told the book was deliverd?



Last Edited on: 11/27/12 9:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/27/2012 9:59 PM ET
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Out of curiosity, did the returned package state why it was returned?

If i request a book be sent to someone other than me, I mark it received as soon as it's marked sent because I don't want to count on the receiver letting me know they got it and don't want the sender to have to wait. So, if something happened and they never got it, I'd (and likely they) would never know.

i've only received one book returned by the PO and I was baffle because it, too, had been marked received.  It turned out the requestor had passed away.  Her family must have marked all her incoming books received.

In this case I'd PM the requestor and see what happened.

Date Posted: 11/27/2012 9:59 PM ET
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all should be fine--- you paid the postage to mail the book so have "earned" the credit.  

The requestor apparently failed to provide their new address to PBS so that their media mail would not go lost .(PO is not to forward media mail and if they return it to sender we hear they charge you postage for sending it back)

Date Posted: 11/27/2012 10:30 PM ET
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odd thing    the yellow label said return to sender post due.[no amount].

 but that part was left out plus the package was left on my door step

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 11/28/2012 12:22 AM ET
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They might have realized they messed up with the address and marked it received so you get your credit, which is what they should have done so yay them. I would still ask though, just to see hat happened.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 12:50 AM ET
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You can pm the requester and ask if there was an address or other snafu.  Otherwise, it would seem your job is done.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 5:01 AM ET
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Same thing happened to me awhile back.  A book was marked received and then found its way back to me 6 weeks after that, covered with several yellow stickers.  Even the woman at my local post office couldn't figure out why the book came back.  A PM to the requester was never answered. I just reposted the book and mailed it out to someone else.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 8:27 AM ET
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Same thing happened to me when a requestor moved, thought the post office would forward the book...instead the requestor got a notice to pick up the book at the post office postage due, so she decided to just mark the book received. When it was returned to me I was utterly baffled because all books were accounted for. I had to go to the post office to pick it up because yes, it was postage due, sent back to me first class so I owed $4.95 and I paid and picked it up because I was curious which book it was. I ended up being out $7 and change, which annoyed me no end. I asked the requesting member to reimburse me and fortunately she did because it was totally her fault but neither one of us were happy campers. And hopefully she learned to not request books when moving! And I learned to not pick up books returned to me postage due!

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 10:04 PM ET
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Someone who moves and forgets to change her mailing address here might decide to mark the books coming to her received, even though she didn't get them.  It would be done out of fairness to the sender.  Or, if the Admin Team becomes aware that someone moved and that books are en route to the old address, they'd be within their rights to mark the books received, again, out of fairness to the sender.

If the package was left at your door with a postage due notice, your mail carrier probably paid the postage due out of his own pocket with the expectation that you'd pay him back.   Media mail doesn't including forwarding or a return trip, which likely explains the postage due.

Date Posted: 11/28/2012 10:49 PM ET
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    but i dont know my carrier  PLUS HIOW CAN I PAY THEN IF THEREE WAS

NO AMOUNT  ON THE POSTAGE DUE     si do i one 1 dollar 2 diollar 3 dolllar  how much

do i have  pay    now you are scaing me    DO I REALLY HAVE TI PAY POSTAGE DUE 

Date Posted: 11/29/2012 12:15 AM ET
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You could leave a note for your carrier, asking him if he covered it, and if so, how much it was. If there was no amount listed, you may not owe anything. But I know many carriers will pay the money up front for their clients, with the hope that the client will pay them back. It's worth a friendly note. They don't have to cover it for you -- they can leave the package at the Post Office for you to pick up -- so if he did cover it, it was a neighborly thing to do.