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Subject: Wonder if others are having same problem!
Date Posted: 12/22/2007 3:41 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I have gottena few Box of books offerwher more then one person has ask for a book that was sent a while back to another memeber.. I was under the beleive that once a bob is accept the book is taken off the bookshelf by the system but lately i am finding out that is not true.



anybody else having this problem?

Date Posted: 12/22/2007 4:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Hi Ana,

BoB is designed that way.  If you go into the Help Center, and type in "Box of Books" in the Help Docs windows, there's lots of info there, including a doc called "How does Box-O-Books work?" which includes this info:

  • Your books remain visible on your regular PBS bookshelf until both Boxers have accepted a swap; then those books are removed from both bookshelves
  • If you get a "regular" for-credit request AND a Boxer request for the same book, you can choose how you want to swap the book: as part of a Box swap or as a regular swap for a credit
  • This does mean that occasionally you'll get 2 requests for the same book -- from what I've read in the forums here, it happens more to newer boxers because more people are checking out their shelves -- but experienced boxers are aware of this, and an explanatory PM should be all you need to let the requestor know that someone else is first in line for that book.

    Date Posted: 12/22/2007 2:37 PM ET
    Member Since: 8/15/2007
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    That is the probem they were accept on both end but a few days later it okay some of the same books for a diferent bob and I did not check since i thogh they get remove off list. but they some how did not.. So I had to write to the second person and explain what had happen.