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Subject: what do I do in this case?
Date Posted: 10/7/2014 11:33 PM ET
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I came up on the WL for a book. I get a pm from the sender saying the character's names have been underlined at least once and the inside back cover has notes on it. I don't want the book this way. I would like my credit back and return to my place in the WL line. How do I do this? Is there a way to forward the pm to someone? How do I proceed from here? I did let the sender know I don't want the book in that condition but no response yet. Thanks in advance for your help!
Date Posted: 10/7/2014 11:37 PM ET
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The 'sender' must cancel the order based upon your PM reply to them.  Make sure you keep those PMs in case you have to make a case with PBS. Be sure YOU don't cancel it or you will lose your place in line.  Once the 'sender' cancels, you will get your credit back AND go back to #1 in the WL line.

Date Posted: 10/7/2014 11:41 PM ET
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Great! Thanks, I'm happy that I don't lose my place or lose a credit!
Date Posted: 10/7/2014 11:43 PM ET
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You did the right thing. The sender should cancel and you will be back at first place in the WL. Sounds like they were using the textbook exception, which means any  sender of a book used as a textbook, with notes or underlining as indicated, (and it can be any book at all) has to ask the person ordering it if they want it or not. 

Once she cancels then you'll be offered the next book and then a while later she can repost hers to see if the next person wants it.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10/7/2014 11:54 PM ET
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Yes, when posting under the Textbook Waiver (such as this) the sender must cancel if you do not want the book.  If mailed without your permission, you can (and should) RWAP.

Another option would be to add an RC to your account for this one transaction...maybe along the lines of No Textbooks.  The sender then has the option to decline your RC and offer the book to the next wisher.  Win-win.

Date Posted: 10/8/2014 12:02 AM ET
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It wasn't a textbook. It was a book by Carolyn Hart.
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Date Posted: 10/8/2014 8:37 AM ET
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Make sure you accept the wish list offer before you respond to the sender's PM. She cannot cancel until after you accept the offer.

If you accept the offer and the sender cancels, you get your place in line back.

If you ignore the offer and the sender cannot cancel, then you lose your place in line.

Date Posted: 10/8/2014 8:56 AM ET
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The text-book rule includes novels because sometimes novels are used in classes. Doubtful this one was but you never know and they can't really allow some novels and not others or require proof that that specific copy of a book was used in a class at some point. The sender did the right thing by PMing and hopefully will cancel and not just mail the book out.

Date Posted: 10/8/2014 6:02 PM ET
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Update: everything worked out and the sender was really nice too! I'm happy!