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Subject: transaction problem-solved!
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 3:37 PM ET
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Someone offered me two books I've been looking for that are on my wishlist in paperback. The one's offered were hardcover; so I buddied her the two credits for them since I don't have room to add the hardcover to my wishlist. After I buddied her the two credits she posted both books to me using me wish listed paperback ones. So now they are on hold for me on my account, waiting for me to say I want them, but the gal already has my two credits. I PM'd her to buddy my credits back to me so I can accept the wish list offer but she had not responded. How can I cancel buddying the 2 credits?  I sent her my last 2 credits, so can't just accept the wishlist offer now! 


Problem solved!  She got back to me, buddied the credits back and I have accepted the wishlisted books.  Thanks for all the info and help. 


Last Edited on: 1/17/11 1:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 4:00 PM ET
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You can't cancel credits buddied to someone.  You can try contacting PBS about this but I don't know if they'll step in since it was a deal made outside of the normal PBS transactions.

Are you sure the WL offers are coming from the same person?

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 4:02 PM ET
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I think you need to wait for her to respond to the PM.

Did you tell her that you would buddy the credits and your address and she should NOT post them to you?

The usual way that people mail WL books to people is by posting them to the WL. That is probably what she expected to do, and if she did not know you were buddying the credits in advance, she just went ahead and did it (and was not careful about hte ISBNs, OR didn't think it mattered since you had an agreement in advance to accept the books.)

Hopefully she will answer your PM before the requests get cancelled by the system. If they do get cancelled, I would contact PBS and see if they can put you back on the WL in this unusual situation. As far as your credits go, if she does not contact you again (but you have to give her at least until the books cancel to respond, if not a few days longer), then report that to PBS as well. They should be able to contact her and remind her that she needs to respond to your messages.

Last Edited on: 1/16/11 4:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 5:06 PM ET
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I would not expect PBS to interevene, since it was not a recorded transaction.  You may end up losing the WL books that are waiting for your response; hopefully the other member will honor the deal.  You might have been better off to sacrifice one of the books on your WL to add the HC.  I move books on and off all the time for just such a situation.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 6:06 PM ET
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I sent you a few credits so you could have some extras on hand to get the books you want. Enjoy and have a great day! This is a gift ....no worries to paynthem back
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 10:35 AM ET
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You are very welcome....enjoy