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Subject: Not fair!
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2007
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I requested a book....  Days went by.....  Finally my account showed the label had been printed......  Today I receive 2 of the same book.  What to do?  I go to my "Transaction Archive" and hover over the red x'ed copy of the book.  It shows the member waited too long to respond so the request was cancelled.  I clicked "was the book received" and filled out the info.  Now I have been "fined" a credit for a book that was sent to me late!  I know better now.  That shows me for trying to be honest.  I don't think I should have been charged for another person's mistake.  I guess I wouldn't be so huffy if it hadn't been my last credit.  Sigh......

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Post the other one.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:54 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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You were not "fined" you simply paid for recieving the book, which you didn't have to do. Actually, if you got "fined" for anything, it was for not reading the Help Center. I typed in "two copies" without the quotes, and got this suggested reading I received 2 copies of the same book!  Hoping that didn't sound snarky, it just struck me amuzing that you used the word "fined" hahaha

On the same note, some believe that you can simply relist the book and get your credit back, but my objection to that, is that you have to pay the postage to mail the book out to get the credit back. I already paid postage on a book to get that credit! Which of course, is why the system is set up that you don't HAVE to report that 2nd book as rec'd, which you didn't know. So, I guess, instead of thinging of it as being a 'fine' think of it as your 'learning dues' of one credit. Cuz I bet you don't do it again! hahahaha Hoping a little lightness to the subject makes the loss easier to swallow :)

ETA: My comment about people saying to repost it was not directed at you, Chris, you posted while I was long-windedly typing :)

Last Edited on: 8/13/07 8:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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Sherry: Book Club editions must have changed lately. They now all have ISBN#'s.   I have some of them and the #'s match the hardcover edition bought in the stores .  They also do not say "Book Club Edition" like they used to.  The book is slightly smaller, the paper may not be premium, but what the heck, I read it once, and then post it.




Last Edited on: 8/13/07 9:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2007
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Yeah, yeah.....  Live and learn.  I will NEVER do that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)  Anybody need a copy of "The Red Tent"?????  :)

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 1:08 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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So if that was to happen again, don't report the first one received at all, but rather the second one?

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:17 AM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2005
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Sue, just say you received the one in the active Transaction on your account page, and not the one that was cancelled due to the member not marking that the book was sent. The cancelled one will be in your Transaction archive with a big red X over the book cover.


Date Posted: 8/14/2007 11:49 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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I had one of these start to happen on me -- the sender, however, was on top of things and PMed me to say, 'I forgot to click it, the button timed out, but I DID mail it, really.' So I cancelled the new request (no problem, there are lots of copies in the system), and waited for her copy to come, then marked it received in the Transaction Archive.