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Subject: when marking a book received...
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2006
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...do you always fill in the "how much postage" and "if a postmark exitsts..." area?

i've been dilligent about doing it. today, however, i completely forgot to save the wrappers. i feel guilty.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 5:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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I try to do it, but don't worry if I miss it. I'm more diligent if it appears that the sender was particularly slow about sending (or if the book went lost before I received it). I also make positive notes in the comments if it's been a particularly good experience. (great wrapping job, book in like new condition, etc)

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 5:54 PM ET
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Typically I fill in those sections if the information is easily found on the wrapper, now if someone put stamps on there I am not taking the time to add them up and alot of times with those you can't find a postmark that is readable...I don't feel guilty when I don't fill those in.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 7:11 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/28/2008 7:16 PM ET
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I usually do it but not always, depends on if I feel like it.  I always do it though if I notice the book's taken a long time to get to me and check the postmark and see it was marked mailed days before it actually was.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 7:57 PM ET
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I do mostly, but sometimes if I'm in a big hurry I don't.

I do make an extra effort if it is a book that "went lost" and showed up later that appears to have been mailed on time and was well wrapped.  I want to make it clear that the sender did nothing wrong.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 8:09 PM ET
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I always do it.  I figure if someone always mails a book on time, but misses just once they should get credit for those on-time mailings.

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 10:06 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:09 AM ET
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I do somewhat. But since I started opening my mail not by the computer (deal with it all at once, by the recycling bin) I havne't been as good.  I usually remember if it was in the wrapper/printed address, but the rest has stopped being filled out.

But my computer area is much less cluttered, and by the door has less paper, so I think it was a good tradeoff.

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 3:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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For the most part I do. If there are 25 stamps on the package, I just leave that blank.  I don't do math unless I absolutely have to and half the time I can't tell what each stamp is worth.  It's not a requirement.  I think PBS just wants to know about how many people are using the wrappers and mailing on time. 

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 3:38 PM ET
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I do because I think it is a way for R&R to track how long the PO takes from one state to another.  not that it would be gospel because some books just go missing but it should be a good indication

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 5:15 AM ET
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I did at one time, but I usually don't bother now.

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 7:48 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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I assumed it was necessary information, or it wouldn't be asked for. The only time I don't fill out the data is if I can't read it.  I rarely make a comment in the bottom box, unless it's to point out something against the rules that was done by the sender. That's only happened once or twice.