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Subject: What to do, what to do!
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 5/1/2010
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This is just more of a venting situation rather than a question.

For my wishlist, I don't necessarily care if the books are unpostable or ARCs or anything of that sort. So I chose to put that on my profile. I just logged on to see 22 WL OFFERS! Lol I was surprised! I had a message from the poster of all 22 books saying they were in great condition & all hardbacks had dust covers & asked if this was okay with me. 

It's definitely okay with me, except for the fact I don't have 22 credits & I don't have money to buy all those credits. I just really wish she would've messaged me beforehand. sad I feel bad because now I have to explain that to her even though it was so nice of her to do that!

Date Posted: 5/8/2014 5:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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how many credits do you have? Maybe people can send you a few? :)

Date Posted: 5/8/2014 6:06 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2010
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She should have PMed you before posting TWENTY-TWO books to your WL.  I mean c'mon.  Not everyone has 22 credits, or even close to that. Now you've got to decline all those or say "not now".  

Date Posted: 5/8/2014 7:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I won't even post 1 book direct to someone without asking never mind 22.  The best thing is to hit the Not Now button. She can't cancel them until you accept and you can't accept if you don't have any credits.  If you let them time out then you lose your place in line. 

Not a very nice position to put someone in on the senders part.  Unless your profile/bookshelf says you have lots of credits and to post away.  Which I am thinking it doesn't or you wouldn't be surprised.

Date Posted: 5/8/2014 7:36 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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Jaysus, I am jealous as hizzy. That is a major jackpot. Credits are going for as low as $2 (possibly less nowadays, esp if you buy a bunch) in the BB, don't forget. I know even that's $44, a hit to some folks. What I would not give for that kind of a WL windfall. Do you even know this person? I think I would lose my mind. The most I've ever gotten in a day is 2 or 3. And even that made me so happy.



Last Edited on: 5/8/14 7:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 7:45 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2014
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I would say "Happy Mothers Day" and buy some credits.  Happy Birthday, anniversary, whatever works.  22 on your wl is too good to pass up!  

 

Date Posted: 5/8/2014 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Wow, that's gutsy on the part of the sender!  I would think most members don't have that many credits sitting around.  I certainly don't but what a tempting thing for 22 WL books to come up at once.  Most I've ever been offered is 10 at once and the sender PMd me about it and gave me a week or so to come up with the credits before she posted them to me.

Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:00 PM ET
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Well Valerie, my birthday is at the end of this month!wink

It's not really in my budget right now to do this, but I did buy 22 credits surprise

There was no way I could pass this up! Heather - A long time ago, she had posted in the Damaged Books Thread & I messaged her for the book & she had sent me a friend request & I accepted it & out of nowhere, she just posted 22 WL books to me!

The most surprising thing of all is she's not a Gold Key member!



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Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:25 PM ET
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I would love to have this problem! 

Date Posted: 5/9/2014 3:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Posting that many without asking is actually kind of rude.  I've learned to not post more than one without asking (or at least warning) the posting member....all too often I've had multiples (2 to 4) declined.  Then they all roll over to different wishing members and I've lost my chance to mail multiples.

Date Posted: 5/9/2014 7:43 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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I'm sure the poster didn't mean to be inconsiderate. She thought she was helping a friend out. Chill, people. 

Date Posted: 5/9/2014 9:46 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2010
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I'm sure the poster didn't mean to be inconsiderate. She thought she was helping a friend out. Chill, people. 

 

No, the part about helping her out would have been to ASK her first before posting 22 books to her WL.  

Because it's not that she can just easily click "no" and and be done with it .  She has to be very careful about what she does next because if she declines these books, she gets penalized by going back to the end of the WL for each.  Her only option is to say "not now" on each of them, and that's a wasted option, because you only ever get to say "not now" on a book one time.  It's a shame to have to use the "not now" feature for something like this, when it all could have been avoided if the sender would have asked first.   



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Date Posted: 5/9/2014 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2014
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Sarah, happy to hear you're accepting the wl books.  I think women often will not treat themselves because of money or I don't really need it or I really shouldn't or whatever.  

Date Posted: 5/9/2014 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I would have hit the Not Now on many of them.  Not to be rude to the person that posted them. But I'm a single mother on a budge and if I didn't have that money in my budget then I'd have to Not Now them. Someone living on social security or disability might have the same issue. It would have been more considerate to PM first and at least give the person more than 48 hrs to acquire some credits. 

Date Posted: 5/10/2014 12:04 AM ET
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I can definitely see it from her point of view as well. Seems as though she was more concerned about being able to grant me 22 wishes like that probably made her feel good! Even though she might not have realized that there was a possibility that I wouldn't have 22 credits just laying around. The good news is I didn't have to wait long for her to mail them out!