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Subject: Wish list request cancelled but now member is sending....
Date Posted: 10/19/2013 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2011
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I had a book on my wish list that PBS said a member posted and was going to ship it to me, but the member did not ship it in time and PBS cancelled the wish list request. A few days later the member messaged me and said they were sorry it was late, but would mail the book anyway. They asked if I could mark it recieved after I get the book in the mail. Should I do that? How would I do that? Thank you.

Date Posted: 10/19/2013 2:07 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2005
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I don't believe you're obligated to do that according to PBS rules, but if you still want the book I'm pretty sure you can give the sender credit when it arrives by finding it in your transaction archive (http://www.paperbackswap.com/members/transactions/index.php) and clicking "Was Book Received?" and following up there. I've done that once before.

Date Posted: 10/19/2013 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Unless you receive a second copy (because you thought the book wasn't coming and reordered, or because it was on auto-request on your WL) the rules say you have to mark the book received. 

First, go to your wish list and and find the book there.  Click to put a checkmark in the tiny box to the left, then go up and to the middle of the light gray area under the yellow bar, and click "hold."  That way you won't be offered another copy, but you keep your spot in line.  (Once the book arrives, and you are happy with it, you can delete the book from your wishlist.  If the book doesn't arrive, you can unhold it.)

Then once the book arrives, you'll mark it received from your transaction archive as Elizabeth described above.  Here's a link to a help doc with more details:

I received a book from a canceled transaction



Date Posted: 10/19/2013 2:33 PM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2005
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Yes, you can mark it received from your transaction archive as Elizabeth explained. You also may want to put the book on hold on your wishlist until the book arrives, so your request doesn't roll over to the next person that lists the book.

Edited to add - Oh, I see Patty explained exactly what  you should do.

Last Edited on: 10/19/13 2:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/20/2013 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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What Patty said yes  check your wishlist to make sure the system doesn't order another copy for you.

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 5:11 PM ET
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I would like to add the comment to please be very careful in your Transaction Archive.  We need to go there to mark "lost" books and this type of canceled book. 

But please remember that a credit is taken every time we mark a book received there.  We cannot undo marking a book as received.  Always double check the sender.  Be careful.

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If they haven't mailed the book yet, I would ask them to post it to your WL directly and create another transaction.  This will prevent a second offer of that book from coming in the meantime and will give you an active transaction to mark it received.  The downside would be that they might do the same thing again. 

Date Posted: 10/21/2013 12:40 PM ET
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Christine--The same thing just happened to me.  Transaction for a wishlist item was cancelled, but got a PM from the original sender stating that they had mailed the book.  Someone did post another copy which came to me as a wishlist offer. But luckily I got the PM from the original sender before I accepted the new wish list offer.  I was able to choose the "Not Now" option on the offer, which placed the book back on my wishlist--on hold. I didn't lose my place in the Wish List line this way, and can leave the book on hold until after I receive the copy from the original request.  If I do get the original copy, I'll go into the Transaction Archive and mark it received.  If for some reason the copy never arrives or arrives damaged, I can simply unhold the copy on my wishlist.  Luckily, in my case this seems to be a pretty fast moving wishlist book, so I'll probably get it fairly quickly in either case--and I do have a large TBR pile so I can afford to wait awhile for a copy.