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I had a request for a book on my shelf a few days ago. It's for a collection of short stories. In flipping through the book, I noticed (read this book with a reading group before I joined PBS) that I had a small bit of highlighting on about 6 pages, a tiny bit of underlining on about 4 pages. I pm'd the requestor to see if he or she still wanted it. No reply. I pm'd again. Still no reply. I have until the 12th to mail it. Do I just cancel from my end if I haven't heard anything? Yes, I realize that I shouldn't have posted this book; however, it's a huge volume which could have been a textbook for a lit class (alas, it was not). So, what is the best thing to do?
Thanks in advance for advice.
I disagree with Cindy (or my interpretation of her post) that a textbook has to be what is traditionally thought of as a text book. I've had to buy books that you could find at any bookstore as a textbook. I may or may not have written in them or highlighted, but I did post those and put a note on the book that it was a text and had some highlighting so I could notify the person once I accepted the order. Now if I received a book that way (highlighting or text) I wouldn't repost it, but if I know that I used it as a textbook then I would post it.
That said, they don't reply to your PM's and you didn't give them a cut off date, I would cancel it. I would probably wait until the end because maybe this person doesn't log in that often. If they reply I would offer them another book off of my shelf if they were interested. I did this one time when I missed underlining and couldn't cancel the book because it kept moving from one WL to another before being accepted. It made the receiver happy and I got 2 books out of my house!
Last Edited on: 5/11/08 1:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1