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Subject: What do we think- is this a RWAP?
Date Posted: 10/14/2009 8:43 PM ET
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Received this book today.  It's an ex-library book, which I do not mind, however, this doesn't look good.

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The pages are clearly separated at the binding, however the separation doesn't go clear to the spine, there's that sort of webbing material.  Would you consider this a RWAP?

Sigh, I am having a really bad run of luck this week...got 2 RWAPs yesterday too.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 8:51 PM ET
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That picture defines separation of the binding. RWAP.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 8:54 PM ET
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Yeah, I think its RWAP too.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 9:03 PM ET
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Yikes!  RWAP most certainly.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 9:10 PM ET
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Thanks, that's what I thought.  Just wanted to make sure, though.  I seem to remember the HC document describing a binding separation as being able to see all the way through to the spine, and in this case you can't, so that's why I wanted to check.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 10:08 PM ET
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I think we just got an influx of new members, as I've been getting a lot of wishlist books offered this week.  That of course also means more RWAP as they learn the ropes...

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 10:11 PM ET
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I seem to just have really bad luck with kids books for some reason.  I would estimate that about 75% of the kids books I have ordered from PBS have been problem transactions.  Sure gets frustrating after awhile!

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 10:13 AM ET
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I seem to be having a problem just getting books mailed to me lately.

They are using DC. Some go back to beginning of this month. Shows they printed dc. But nothing since. Take the dc's to usps and they show same thing, they received info (printed label) but book doesnt show in their system as received..

I have FIVE like that, two from BB deals, rest WL books.. All from different people. It just seems like a very high number, and based on what I am seeing I can't help but wonder if they are even MAILING the books.. One I got resolved (oldest one) she responded to a pm from me, is having health problems in the family, just mailed them, buddied my credits back. I turned around and buddied em back to her, if she mailed them, all is kosher to me.

Is anyone else having an influx of books being marked shipped, but them not appearing to ever actually ship??

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 10:27 AM ET
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I am having the same problem Misty. I don't know if its never been shipped, or if its the reorg of the PO so that less scans are happening and they are losing them before they ever get scanned. I know lately alot of my DCs are going quite a bit longer before their scan and aren't going through a sorting center much of the time. I have one now that will go lost next week; 2 other books have been scanned on its way through that town and came to me after that one was printed, but still no scan activity on it.

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 11:10 AM ET
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I've had 2 orders in the last couple of months accepted but never mailed and finally cancelled.  Never had one before these in the 2.5 years I've been here.  I still have yet to hear back from the senders of this RWAP and one from earlier in the week.  I don't know what's going on, but it's frustrating.

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 11:50 AM ET
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I'm sorry you are getting lemons and non responsive members Lesley. :(

Between the rwap's lately that never respond, or respond in nasty attacks for you having the audacity to suggest the book may have a problem (this is my latest experiences, not a generalized comment), and the books marked mailed with DC and going lost, no tracking or even receipt of them and WL books that keep being posted (first in line at time, so know it isn't usually because they went through several people prior and something came up- this has happened over ten times in past month) I have gotten disillusioned personally. I know sometimes things come up, but this is getting to be a bit much. I have been buying all my books on two other sites lately, a dollar or two more a book is worth it rather than having my credit hanging for a month and not being able to reorder because someone may or may not have even mailed.

I know too, I am probably just hitting some kind of bad luck streak and it will pass and overall I LOVE PBS and the members. I just dont think I am quite as in love with it as I used to be.

But that may be a good thing, I have been spending way too much time and money here lately anyways. LOL!

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 12:34 PM ET
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Well, the sender responded, was  very nice and apologetic, and refunded my credit, so at least that is resolved.  Now if only I could get a response from my other RWAP- that one was actually worse, a book FULL of writing and underlining.