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Subject: Is it weird?
Date Posted: 5/5/2012 10:32 PM ET
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Is  it weird to have someone contact you out of the blue (no previous transactions)   and have them ask you about your wait list?  I have checked the waitlist of people  who have ordered books from me- becasue I might have something they want that I had not posted yet.  

Maybe I am being paranoid?

Date Posted: 5/5/2012 10:37 PM ET
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Have I missed something? I don't know what you mean by a waitlist. Do you mean the wishlist?

If so, what do you mean that they asked you about your wishlist? What exactly did they ask?

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 1:19 AM ET
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Were they asking you if you wanted some books posted directly to your Wish List? You don't have any current transactions that they could be tied too? Did you check you Friends list to see if they were a Friend?

If you were more active in the forums I'd say it wasn't that usual, some people will look at the Wish Lists of people they run into in the forums and see if they can offer books to them.

They'd have to have found you through the forums or the member directory. If they are offering Wish List books, make sure to make them post them through the system so that they are kept to the rules of the site. If they are asking other questions, I'd use caution until you find out how they found you and what they are up to.

 

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:01 AM ET
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It was me she's talking about.  cool

The other day I saw she had 2 books on her WL that I own.  At the time, I hadn't finished the books, but now that I am done with them, I sent her a PM today to offer to post them directly to her since I have the books-- same ISBN, title, etc.-- but I wanted to ask her first to make sure she had the credits for them & of course to make sure she would want them at the same time before posting them to her.  I realize that sometimes people don't have enough credits.

She posted here on the message board the other day asking something about posting WL books.  I read a lot of the posts on here even if I don't respond but I do recall the post was about posting Wish Listed books which made me happen to look through her Wish List just to see if I had anything she wanted.  Surprisingly I did so I offered to post them to her.

I guess I can be kind of random at times, but it's not very often that I happen to see someone's WL with more than one book that I have.  smiley

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 6:41 AM ET
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What a sweet thing to do, Amber!  It looks like the OP is a relatively new member, so I don't fault her for being wary of a random contact.  Soon, if she stays in the forums long enough, she'll recognize that as a RAOK (Random Act of Kindness).

Deb

 

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 12:17 PM ET
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Amber is a stalker. devil

I hope you got the misunderstanding straightened out. It was nice of you to offer her two WL books.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:25 PM ET
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haha yes, I am a stalker. wink

Yes, I was just offering her a couple of WL books.  I guess to a new member, they would be cautious! I probably would have thought someone was doing something wrong if it had happened to me when I first joined. laugh

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:46 PM ET
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I wish someone stalk my  WL!  Amber, you are a sweetheart.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 9:41 AM ET
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Hey!  I want someone to stalk my WL too!  I feel so left out.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 2:07 PM ET
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haha, maybe we need a club for stalking people's WLs then?

Wish List Stalkers Unite!!!!devil

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 2:19 PM ET
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Since you're a relatively new member of PBS, nhreader: Welcome to PBS!

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 2:53 PM ET
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In case Diane doesn't come back, I'll ask Amber:

Did she accept your book offer?

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 3:03 PM ET
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Well, I haven't gotten a yes or no answer from her yet so I haven't posted the books to her but I do still have the books if she wants them! laugh

~~ETA~~
She did want the books.  yay!

So now if I see anyone else's WL that has books I own, then more people will get random stalkerish messages from me.  Be forewarned, haha. devil



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Date Posted: 5/7/2012 3:40 PM ET
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I got this pm the other day , which  kinda made me feel weird.  it was about the post I made in the book bazaar. ( I'm #1 on the wish list for ) Why didnt they ask their question in the post. It it weird , or just me?   I've never had contact with this person before.  Heres the pm

 

 

I hope this is not too much of a bother. But what is the purpose of this forum exactly - why list books we are 1st for?  

 



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Date Posted: 5/7/2012 4:19 PM ET
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I wouldn't say it's weird. It might just be a person that is too shy to post in the forum, so they asked you personally.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 4:26 PM ET
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Thank Lisa !

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 9:23 AM ET
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I PM people all the time who post in the forums. sometimes it's to comment or ask about something in their siggy line ( like I'll let them know I like the quote they use) or ask a question about their locale (wow, I went thru your town back in 1978, yada, yada). sometimes it's to answer them regarding a personal problem they posted about and which I feel I shouldn't respond to publicly(I was a counselor til recently when I stopped working). on the other hand, I see people post responses in the forums that should have been sent as PMs.

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