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Subject: When it rains, it pours (bad book luck)
Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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*sigh*  Today I received 2 books in from the same member, and both had to be RWAP'd---one for underlining and writing and the other for a cleaved spine.  Last week I had a book coming to me that went "Lost" and  I just had that 2 week ordeal for another RWAP.  I must not be living right or something.  frown

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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It's just your turn for the bad book cycle.  I hate when it comes all at once.  But maybe it will be over sooner that way.  This too will pass.


Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:38 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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Arrrgh! That sucks! Hope things improve Dawn.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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So sorry about your run of bad luck lately, Dawn!   Sunny skies are ahead!  cheeky

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Maybe there's something in the air.  I received a triple threat RWP today - water damaged/stained, written in, and RCs not met.  Whee!

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 6:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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The member responded with the ever popular "I received it that way" and "I'll return your credits when you mail the books back to me".  I copied and pasted the info from the Help Docs about this.  I'm hoping maybe she is just unfamiliar with all this, esp. since she said she received the underlined book in that condition. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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Some books just seem to be jinxed.  Last month I was offered a WL book and I accepted.  It was marked mailed but never arrived and the system  marked it lost.  I went back to the top of the WL and a few days later was offered the book again.  It arrived a week ago with yellowish brown stains on the first 20 or 30 pages.  I marked it RWAP and PMed the sender.  After a week my PM still hasn't been read.  Probably because she knows she sent out an unpostable book.  *rolling my eyes*   I took it off my WL because I can read this copy but I can't repost it.  

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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yeah I seem to go months with no problems and then get 2 or 3 disappointing books in a row.  Either obvious RWPS or ones I know I wouldn't have sent and will have to retire. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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My credits were returned with the following:

Interesting. This is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me in all of my transactions. I am not too picky about the books I receive however - If I can read them I'm happy. Since apparently I can not swap these I will just return your credits as I don't want to lose an additional credit. Sorry for the problems - again, it never occurred to me that they were disallowed as I received both of them in this condition through the PBS system and never complained myself.

I wonder how many books she has received that were not in good condition and then passed them along here.  Oh well. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 9:23 PM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2007
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Just got one with a big coffee stain on it. Asked for a credit and got it back but also with a  " I got it that way myself and it was good enough for me to read"

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2009
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Must be something in the air lately.  Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come with everyone's next orders.