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Subject: What to do
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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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.

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 8:00 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 2/3/10 9:42 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/11/2008 3:33 AM ET
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Yes, I agree - cancel if she hasn't replied before it is time for you to mail it.

 

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 1:50 PM ET
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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
Date Posted: 5/11/2008 2:36 PM ET
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Thanks, all.  I'll wait until tomorrow.  If I haven't heard from the requestor by then (the last day), I'll cancel and put the book in my pile to be given to the library.

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 7:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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Got a pm back and she wants it.  Thanks, all.