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Subject: Uncorrected Proof
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 11:57 AM ET
Member Since: 7/5/2005
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I received an Uncorrected Proof version of a book today.  I know you aren't supposed to post ARC's or uncorrected proofs.  Do I mark received with a problem and ask for my credit back?  Should I cut and paste the rules regarding posting ARC's or would that be rude?


Date Posted: 8/28/2009 12:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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I would RWAP and ask for my credit back.

I don't usually cut and paste the rules.  If it's a new member, I will send the link, though.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 4:36 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2008
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Definitately RWAP - ask for the credit back and if they give you a difficult time or want the book back cut and paste.  I had to do that.  It might seem rude but it's not, some people seem to need a reminder or instructions.

Date Posted: 8/28/2009 6:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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To be more specific, you should mark it RWP, "wrong book".  Per the Help Center:

Wrong Book

  • This includes inappropriate items such as ARCs

As others have noted, be sure to request your credit back as well.  Citing the rules is up to you -- I usually do so to help folks understand.



Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:05 AM ET
Member Since: 7/5/2005
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So I marked the book RWAP-wrong book.  The sender replied stating they were new and didn't realize you couldn't post this type of book and since it was in good condition I should be ok with it.  If I wanted my credit back they asked for me to send the book back.  So I replied as nicely as I could, that I still wanted my credit back as it was his mistake, not mine.  I cut and pasted all the rules regarding this situation including the part that I don't have to send the book back.  I haven't heard back yet.  How long do I wait before marking this unresolved?

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:47 AM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2006
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That's a fairly personal decision, Laura.  The couple of times I've reached this point I sent one more PM stating that I would mark the swap "Unresolved" on X date if they had not returned my credit by that time.  Sometimes this prompts people into resolving the situation, but sometimes it doesn't, too.  Since you guys have already been in contact, I'd give it a few days but not too long (just in case he sender doesnt' check in every day)

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:49 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2009
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And if he wants you to send it back, he should buddy you an extra credit to cover your shipping costs.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Returning the book is your option (per PBS), if you choose to return the book, you are entitiled to another credit to cover the cost of shipping.