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Subject: Why do people do this?
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:09 PM ET
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I have a book on my wish list . Someone posted the book on the site in July. I accept the book and then the person cancels the transaction telling me that there?s highlighting in the book and that she was taking it off her shelf. The book gets posted this week and I accept. The person just canceled the request. When I look, it?s the same person who posted it before.

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Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:30 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:46 PM ET
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I wouldn't mind the book having highlighting in it. I was going to use it in a class that I'm going to take. The thing that gets me is it's been posted to me twice and it's the same person and she cancels it.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:50 PM ET
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If it happens again, you could PM her really fast, before she cancels, to tell her you're okay with the highlighting.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 8:33 PM ET
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Why not just send her a polite PM saying that you see she has posted the book again and if she is cancelling because of the highlighting you are fine with it and she should go ahead and post and send it under the Textbook exception for that?

Subject: reposts
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 10:46 PM ET
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I've had exactly the same thing happen on two separate occasions with two separate books. Both text books.

I think it's because people put the books on and when they realise that it is on somones wish list already they think that it must be worth something on Amazon or Half.com so they take it off PBS to try and sell it. Then they realise they can only get 0.74c for it and repost it on PBS.

That's just my theory but it is very annoying.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 11:21 PM ET
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What Melanie said.  IIRC there's a pm button in your transaction archive.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 11:52 PM ET
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Yes, that would work if at some point she clicked that she could mail the book.  If not, then it was never officially a transaction, so it won't be in your archive.

Date Posted: 9/20/2010 6:43 AM ET
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Denise or anyone,

What does this mean?




Date Posted: 9/20/2010 8:54 AM ET
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Thank you. I just sent the person a PM about the book. Here?s the details from each transaction:

Request Date: 7/25/2010 9:27 AM ET
Date Canceled: 7/25/2010 12:44 PM ET

Request Date: 9/15/2010 8:13 PM ET
Date Accepted: 9/15/2010 10:23 PM ET
Wrapper Printing(s):
9/16/2010 11:08 AM ET

Date Canceled: 9/16/2010 11:23 AM ET


Date Posted: 9/20/2010 9:03 AM ET
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Nancy, IIRC means If I Recall Correctly.