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Subject: when i am away???
Date Posted: 3/29/2008 11:22 AM ET
Member Since: 3/3/2008
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I will be away and i already put my vacation hold, problem is i did not think about this when ordering a book a week ago... so it most likely will arrive while i am gone and i won't know till i get back... so what to do?

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 11:24 AM ET
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Personally, what I do is mark the book received.   I'd rather take the chance on a lost or bad book than make someone wait for a credit because I was on vacation.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 11:25 AM ET
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How long will you be away?  Is someone picking up your mail for you who could let you know when it arrives?  You could just go online wherever you are, couldn't you?  (I sure do ask a lot of questions!)

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 11:31 AM ET
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Yeah,  I had a similar situation once (moving, computer down for a while), and marked the books recieved before I took out my computer.  I agree w/Cozi, I wouldnt want anyone to have to wait for their credit.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I wouldn't mark it received until you got back.  You could PM the person and let them know that you will be gone for X days and will mark it received when you get back.  Plus with the mail being slow some times, it may not even arrive until you return.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 1:33 PM ET
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Will it go lost while you're gone?  I wouldn't mark it received either unless it was going go lost.  When was it mailed?  If they were desperate for a credit they could have used the printed postage to get one immediately.  Or borrow one from someone.  If you mark the book received and then it never shows up or is unpostable, you're stuck.  Just keep that in mind if you do decide to mark it received.  I would only do it if it's going to go lost while you're gone.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 1:36 PM ET
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I'd rather be out a credit with an unpostable book, than let a book go lost or keep someone else waiting.  Just the way I am!     Besides, with over 200 swaps on here only ONE has gone lost and none have been unpostable.  I'll take my chances.        There are many ways of handling this - figure out the one that fits your needs the best. 

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 1:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/30/2008 1:59 AM ET
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thanks for all the advice! i am having the mail held by the P.O. so i can't check...it IS my very first order.... hm.....

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 6:12 AM ET
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I see you got some advice (good, because I don't have any!), but I just wanted to wish you a happy vacation :)