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Subject: What do I do about this?
Date Posted: 6/2/2010 5:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2008
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I have an RC on a book request that meets requestors conditions as far as new condition from non smoking home no mold or mildew, book is in perfect condition. I bought it brand new.  The other RC is hardcover must have dust jacket my question is there is no dust jacket its a hardcover book with the art on the front cover. There never was a dust jacket. So I guess my question is does this book meet requestors RC?

Thanks

Tracey

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Some might disagree but, I would accept the request, choose the longest mail by date, PM the requestor to verify they still want the book since the book does not have a dustjacket and never had one (art work on the actual book).  Make sure you give a specific reply by date that allows you enough time to get the book wrapped and mailed.

If they don't want the book you could then cancel the book.

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 6:06 PM ET
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Duh... I Didn't  even think of that ...How dumb do I feel now !   Thanks Christy

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 6:49 PM ET
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I would reject it for this reason: If you go ahead and say you can not meet requestor's condition you will maintain your place in FIFO and, hopefully, it will be requested by someone else soon. But if you wish to PM the requestor first, you will have to accept the RC in order to bring up the mailing label and find out where to PM the requestor. If the requestor then says s/he doesnb't want it and you then cancel your book will be removed from your shelf and you must reenter it at the end of the line.

You might get the requestor to cancel but I don't believe they have the option at this point. Or they may refuse because they would then go to the end of the line. And they would say it's your fault because you accepted thei RC and now you're reneging.

The risk is not worth losing your postage money.

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 6:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I would also accept the request. The RC does not apply to your book since it never had a dust jacket. 

Communication is ALWAYS a nice thing. If you PM the requester and they say they don't want it, you handle the cancelling based on whether it is a WL book or not. If it is not a WL book, the requester cancels, and re-requests the book so that you can deny the RC. If it IS a WL book, you cancel and re-post so that you can deny the RC.

It takes a tiny bit of extra effort if she doesn't want it, but odds are that the RC is in general and is not meant to be applied to hard covers that never had dust jackets just like it isn't meant to be applied to paperbacks. 

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 7:50 PM ET
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It takes a tiny bit of extra effort if she doesn't want it, but odds are that the RC is in general and is not meant to be applied to hard covers that never had dust jackets just like it isn't meant to be applied to paperbacks.

I agree. In this case I'd accept and send her the PM with a deadline to reply. If it timed out I'd just cancel and relist.

If they're away from their computer and come back to find it canceled, they can always come back to my shelf and re-order. If not, then I'd just put it back in line again.

Missing an order here or there doesn't bother me, nor does getting back in line.