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Subject: What would you do?
Date Posted: 6/27/2008 2:42 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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I'm looking for advice!  I borrowed this great book from a friend, then dropped it in the bathtub (moral of that story: do NOT lend me a book...).  Fortunately, I found it on Papberback Swap and happily ordered it again.  There were a bunch of paperback copies, but only one hardcover available, so I felt VERY lucky that I was able to replace my friend's copy with almost the same one she loaned me (which was a hardcover).

So I when I received the book, it was the paperback.  Argh!  I marked it received but with a problem.  The sender PM'd me saying, oops, hope you enjoy the book anyway.  I know it's petty to be looking for a hardcover when I received a perfectly serviceable paperback, but I kinda needed the hardcover in this case.  Again, my stupid fault, I should know better to read books in the tub, especially with a toddler in the house.  :-/  I believe the sender when they say they made a mistake.  Should I ask for my credit back or just suck it up?

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
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I would ask, after verifying that you didn't make a mistake when you ordered. You specifically requested a hardcover and now you still need to replace the book.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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I would ask for my credit back.  Binding type, along with ISBN, author and title are the things that you promise when you list a book.  If the sender sent the wrong binding, they should give you your credit back.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 5:15 PM ET
Member Since: 9/29/2005
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Ditto to what Ruth & Willa already said.    She should refund your credit since you did not receive what you ordered.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 5:17 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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It isn't petty to expect the book you ordered to be the one you receive.  Folks make binding choices for a variety of reasons, and they're entitled to do so.  As others have stated, politely request your credit be returned so you can get a new copy.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Thanks for the advice everyone! I appreciate the community here very much!