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Subject: what are they reading??
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:00 PM ET
Member Since: 12/4/2007
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i have a requestors condition on hard cover jodi picoult books that they have there dust jackets

so after being denied a soft cover i changed my setting and pu t please do not deny any soft cover jodi picoult books are they reading it or just denying because i have a requestors condition?? im not asking for much.i want her soft covers why am i being denied im frustrated twice this week..

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:04 PM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2008
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Maybe they don't have it available right now?

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 12/4/2007
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there response both times was the book is softcover

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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They see the words "hard cover" and don't read the rest. They assume you're only looking for hardback books.

It is sort of funny. On a book trading site, people still don't read.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I would alter your RC to say "If I ordered a paperback, I want it, please send it!. If I ordered a Hard Cover Jodi Picoult, please only send those that have the dust jacket."

I think this is a very common response, especially with new members that are very nervous about doing something wrong. Our RCs make perfect sense to us because we know what we want to say ;), but some people really do get confused easily. I had one turned down because it was a paperback. That's what I had ordered and that was the only way it was ever printed, but she just got confused by my RC on only sending Hard Covers if that's what the system said.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2006
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I am so nervous about putting a RC on my account for this reason. I am slowing adding hardback Harry Potter books to my WL, because I want a set to read to my son when he is old enough, and I want them to last through his kids, too, hopefully. I really want them with dust jackets, but I am afraid I will get a lot of other, non HP books turned down because of this. Let me know if you find something that works!