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Subject: WTH??? RCs
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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I'm really getting ticked off and need to vent.  I have an RC for only the Left Behind series and I turn it on ONLY when ordering one of these books.  At ALL other times the RC is turned off.  However, the system is resetting my settings and each time I order a book, my darn RC gets turned on!  I know I turned it off after I ordered the last book and when I ordered another book the same day the RC did not come on, yet yesterday, when I ordered 2 more books, the stupid RC was on again.  Didn't notice it until I received a rejection from a poster because of it.  Here is my RC:

This condition is for the Left Behind series only Please disregard if the book I've ordered is not in the Left Behind series.  For Left Behind books, we are collecting the series in hardback and need the books to include the original dust jacket.  Thanks. 

If you have any questions you want answered prior to accepting, my nickname is Frohike.

For the record, the book I ordered is a) a paperback and b) not in the LB series.  Maybe the poster doesn't know the LB series, I get that, but come on, if I order a paperback there's obviously not going to be dust jacket.  The rejection said he had no idea if the book met my RC and proceeded to tell me the name of the book, the author and the ISBN.  Um, I ordered the book, does he not think I know what I ordered?  

Anyway, I'm not really ranting about the poster; if you're not sure then rejecting is the safest bet.  What is pi$$ing me off is that the RC is getting turned back on and I'm NOT doing it!  Anyone have an idea why this might be happening?  I've contacted TPTB, but don't expect to hear anything from them for a few days.  

Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.

Date Posted: 8/28/2011 11:28 AM ET
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You need to contact PBS and tell them what's happening.  They probably won't see this. 

Date Posted: 8/28/2011 11:30 AM ET
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I've contacted TPTB, but don't expect to hear anything from them for a few days. 

Mary L. -Thank, but I did state in my OP that I had contacted them.  I know TPTB don't spend much time in the forums.  Appreciate the suggestion though. :-)

Date Posted: 8/28/2011 12:31 PM ET
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You might have better luck w/ a general RC for all hardcovers.  Mine is:

If this request is for a paperback book:  Thank-you for posting this, I have no special conditions for paperbacks.

If this request is for a Hardback book:  I request that the dust jacket be included.  Thanks!

You're welcome to borrow it if you'd like.  I haven't had a decline for a paperback in at least a year or so.  *Hopefully stating this doesn't jinx me :)

Date Posted: 8/28/2011 12:57 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2011
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I think your RC is fine the way it is and the person clearly didn't read it and was just blanketly rejecting. It sucks that it keeps getting out back on, though. I hope they resolve the issue.
Lori - ,
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/1/2009
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I agree with Rachel.  Your RC is absolutely perfect - it's specific, clearly-stated and not in any way confusing.  The fault in this case lies both with the person who rejected your order, and with the settings for turning off RCs not remaining in effect after you change them.  I don't blame you one bit for ranting, Sandy.... I'd be ranting, too!!!!



Last Edited on: 8/28/11 1:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 2:00 PM ET
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Sorry didn't see that.

Date Posted: 8/28/2011 2:33 PM ET
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I generally don't have any RCs, but my son wanted to collect all the Left Behind books in hardback and wanted the dust jackets with them.  While I generally prefer to have dust jackets, it's not enough of a deal in most cases to bother with the RC.  And, I can understand if the poster isn't familiar with the series, not wanting to take the chance or maybe he's anti-RC and rejects them all out of hand.  I was fortunate in that the other person who wants this book either didn't see the "similar to wish" email or doesn't  have that option turned on, so I was able to reorder it after turning off my RCs.  Hopefully the gentleman will accept this time; keeping my fingers crossed. Either way, that part is minor, mostly I was really irritated with RCs spontaneously turning back on.  If it had only happened once, I would have assumed I had made a mistake, but it's happened at least 3 times now that I'm aware of, and I'm extremely careful about making sure I turn them off right away.  Fortunately, we only have one more book in the series and his collection will be complete, so as soon as that one comes available, I'll be delete the RC and this problem should go away.  Thanks everyone, I've been having one of those days and really needed to vent. :-)