Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: PM's and "Must Ship By" dates

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
SouthernOracle avatar
Subject: PM's and "Must Ship By" dates
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 8:42 PM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2007
Posts: 7
Back To Top

I have someone who requested a book from me. As per the rules, I pm'd them and said it was an ex-library book that has stamps and stickers, and asked if they still wanted it.  I have not heard back from them yet and the deadline for shipping is coming up soon.  What should I do?

junie avatar
Standard Member medalBook Cover Image Group medalBook Data Correction Group medalTour Guide medalFriend of PBS-Silver medalPBS Cruise Attendee medalPrintable Postage medal
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 8:52 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
Posts: 18,371
Back To Top

Hi Jennifer; welcome to PBS.  ex-library books are ok to post. You do not have to PM the requester about it, so just mail it out.

This is from the Help Center:

Ex-library books:  Yes
  • Ex-library books often have stamps inside or on the binding: this is fine.   If you receive an ex-library book that is not clearly marked "withdrawn" (not all libraries do this), you should contact the library to ask them if this book is still part of their collection.

Generic Profile avatar
Member of the Month medalFriend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 11:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

If they didn't have any conditions and the book meets PBS guidelines then send it out. If they were concerned about it they should specify no ex-library books and should have responded to your PM.

drewsmom avatar
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 12:01 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
Posts: 13,347
Back To Top

Unless their conditions state no ex-library books then you should just send the book.  If they have conditions, and that is one of them, then decline or cancel, because you will not get a credit that way.

BostonBooks avatar
Standard Member medal
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:43 AM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
Posts: 3,224
Back To Top



Last Edited on: 1/25/09 10:48 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Want fewer ads?