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Subject: Is there any way to block another member?
Date Posted: 1/19/2017 11:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2005
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Nancy K. (NancyInWI) -WI

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Date Posted: 1/19/2017 11:51 PM ET
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.  I would like a way of not by chance ordering from this person again. Is there any way to block someone? 

I ordered a book in mid December and it was accepted and marked mailed. I never received the book before the 26 days that PBS gives it,  so it was marked as lost in the nail and my credit returned a few days ago. Today I received  the book and it was postmarked 1/12. So obviously it hadn't been mailed in December. I asked the sender what happened. She was very flip "life happened" with no apology. She did say her father was ill,  she works full-time and the holidays happened. I replied that I was sorry about her father but a book shouldn't be marked mailed if it hasn't been. She replied that if I was unhappy I could return the book. 

I just don't understand people sometimes. 

 

Date Posted: 1/20/2017 2:52 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/20/2017 7:51 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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No there is no way to block a member. I do keep a "don't swap" list of the very few members that I never want to trade with again. Having said that, the club is big enough that I've only come across one of those members again once. I hope when you received the book that you marked it RWAP -- Late Mailing Date. That triggers a PM from PBS to that member, along with those details being attached to their account. If they do it enough their account will be suspended.

Date Posted: 1/20/2017 4:38 PM ET
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Oddly enough, I have received two books from the same person, probably because we both read the same books which aren't necessarily popular. 

There was no option for "late mailing date" when I tried RWAP. It was all about the condition of the book, etc. Believe me, I looked!!! But there was a space to leave a note and I explained it there AND I sent a message through feedback.

Do we know who we are getting a book from when we request it? I don't think I've ever noticed that. Once requested, we can request more from member, so then they'd be identified. Do you then go back and cancel your request?

Thank you for your replies.

 

Date Posted: 1/20/2017 5:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/20/2017 5:31 PM ET
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returning the book is not an option. The original sender must give you a credit if they want the book sent back to them.

there is a place to put in the postmark that appears on the package.

Date Posted: 1/20/2017 5:37 PM ET
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I reported the postmark when I listede it as received...had to go into my archives to find it and mark it so. And she did offer a credit WHEN she received the book back. I told her the book is fine, no problems with it, problem was marking it mailed when it wasn't. Hopefully, that's the end of it and she'll use it as a learning experience.

Date Posted: 1/20/2017 5:55 PM ET
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If you want to check who you are getting a book from or sending to, you can click on the PM button, and that will bring up the member's name, after you have accepted the request (or if you are requesting a book, click on the order more button, to see who you are requesting from). You can then cancel the request if it is someone you don't wish to trade with. The downside is, if they are requesting a book from you, you have to say you can't mail the book which takes your book off your bookshelf so you lose your place in the FIFO...but I figure that is a small price to pay to not enter into a transaction with someone you've had an unpleasant experience with.

Date Posted: 1/20/2017 7:10 PM ET
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Thanks Sally. That explains it all very well. I'll keep this in mind in the future.

 

 

Date Posted: 1/21/2017 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I have a list of 'bad swappers' who have sent me unpostable books or smelly, dirty books over the years.  All I can do when I order is check against my list and cancel any that might be offered by those offenders. 

Date Posted: 1/21/2017 12:54 PM ET
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Great idea Jeanne. I forgot about all the unpostable books I've received. I need to add those to the list. :-)