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Mooched books arrived after cancelling request

I mooched 4 books from the same person and after over a week of them not accepting the mooch request so I cancelled the request, today the books showed up. How do I give her credit for the books and get my points deducted.

TSeward
22 days ago
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(1 hour ago)ok, I sent books out to a person on July 31st, she was given notice that they were at the Post office and then I tracked them so she got them on August 5th, at 11:47 p.m. she has NOT said she has received them, there they sit waiting to be told they were received. I have sent 2 e-mails that she has not acknowledged receiving the e-mails or the books, they are the last 3 books I have sent, I am putting my account on vacation for a while and want to do it before the end of sept. judymo any answers. because I don't have any
Judy Morse
(18 days ago)The other option is to contact the sender and ask them to post the books in her inventory again. You mooch them again and then mark them received.
Cara
(22 days ago)You can go the charity page and at the bottom there is an option to give credits to any Bookmooch member. http://bookmooch.com/m/charity
Sarah
Issues with confirmation email and mooching

I did send an email to tech support, but I thought I would ask here too. I haven't gotten a confirmation email from here (and I've sent off books and am about to send a few more). It said that I wasn't able to mooch a book off of someone because I accept that confirmation email, but now that I look on my wishlist the book is gone. It hasn't appeared in my pending transactions and no points have been taken. I was wondering if the transaction went through and if I'll be getting the book or if it fluked? The book was Poison Study if that helps any.

Mary Weather
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)Welcome to Bookmooch Mary. The book is reserved for you. The owner is set for "ask first" so your first request was a request if she would mail it to you. That was the email you should have received saying you had to wait for her to accept the request before you can mooch. Once you receive her acceptance email you can mooch the book here: Maria V. Snyder : Poison Study If you are having trouble getting emails from Bookmooch, it could be your ISP which don't all accept Bookmooch emails. ETA I just sent you a test email and it didn't bounce back so that is a good sign!
Cara
Question about missing book

Hello there,

i have a small question. Back in February I requested a book (The Yiddish police man) from a memeber in Israel (I'm living in Germany). He accepted and some time later, I got the message that the book was on it's way.

In mid-July I still hadn't received the book, so I clicked the "lost" button. I expected to get my 3 points back, but in my "member home" it just says: "I requested this book, sender says they sent it, but I never acknowledged receiving it"

I got another book from Israel some time ago, so maybe I just was unlucky with this one and the book waslost. I mailed the sender and asked him, if the package came back, but never received an answer.

So what can I do now? Is there a possibility too get my points back?

Melvin Smiley
22 days ago
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(18 days ago)It is possible that before you had a chance to mark it lost, the sender "forced" a receive (which is also an option which appears after sufficient time has passed). With the problems with the Bookmooch emails, you may not have gotten a notification that the book had been forced received.
Cara
(21 days ago)I would write the tech support people ( http://bookmooch.com/m/email_us ) to ask them.
Sarah
Adding Multiple copies of a Book to Inventory

I added a book to my inventory, and tried to add 2 more copies. It says that the book is in my inventory. Is there a way to add multiple copies of the same title?

Adele
22 days ago
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(21 days ago)Open your inventory page and use the drop down box to go to settings. In there, there is a check box to allow multiple copies.
Sarah
Ask me first

So I've noticed that a few of the books that I've found that I want to mooch have "ask me first." How do I do this, I didn't notice an option for this. The only other option there was mooch the book. Sorry I'm very new here:)

Emma
1 month ago
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(23 days ago)What Cara said is right, just don't forget to really mooch the book (send another request) when your request is accepted.
S├ębastien
(29 days ago)When you click to mooch this book, on the next page there is a button to click which sends an "ask first" email to the owner of the book.
Cara
(1 month ago)There is a helpful page on the wiki that explains some of this: http://wiki.bookmooch.com/index.php/Newbie_Page You can also reach the wiki by clicking the Question Mark button on any page.
Sarah
Most wishlisted and language filter?

Hi,

Is it possible to filter the Most wishlisted list by book language too?

For example listing only Most wishlisted in French?

Regards,
Sylvain.

Sylvain
1 month ago
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(28 days ago)unfortunately I can't see any way at this point....
Melanie C.
Changing the data (edition) of a book in my inventory

Hello! I wasn't careful enough in adding a book, I thought mine was 3rd edition but it isn't, it's 1st and this makes a big difference in this book. But someone already mooched this (and I wrote her about this problem) and I cannot find a way to change the data. Do I need to reject the request and then change or even delete the book?

Many thanks in advance..

Nina Nygren
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Wait to see if you get a response from the member rather than just rejecting the request. If you reject the request or they cancel it you can either list the difference in the condition notes or remove it and relist it under the correct edition. I'm guessing you didn't add it by ISBN, I find this to be a much easier way to add books and it nearly always comes up with the correct edition.
kathers
ratio of books mooched

Hi, can someone advise me about the above please. I seem to recall, but can't find details now, that there was a certain rule that if you weren't giving enough books out in relation to those you were getting, you were no longer allowed to mooch more books. For some time now, I have been mooching at a much faster rate than books mooched from me, and wonder what happens when I reach that point, whenever it is. I'm a bit concerned as there is obviously no way I can force other members to mooch from me and am a bit wary of mooching books on my wishlist at all now, in case I reach that point and then cant get books I really want. thanks, Rose.

roseliptrot
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Hi, thanks for that - however you figured all that out is a mystery, but you obviously know what you are doing, so will take your word for it. Thanks again, happy mochng, Rose.
roseliptrot
(1 month ago)I've just had a look at the explanation of your mooch ratio and you'd have to spend 184 more points than you've got, without giving any more books, to go over your mooch ratio. Unless something changes dramatically you're never going to go over your mooch ratio and that's true of most members. The ratio limit is mostly there to stop scammers.
kathers
(1 month ago)Hi, thanks for that - am quite thick mathematically so don't entirely undersand the ratios, but thanks for assuring me that I'm ok. to go on mooching for now. I'll carry on then. thanks again, Rose.
roseliptrot
(1 month ago)It's if your mooch ratio reaches 2:1. Your mooch ratio is 1.24: 1 so you've got nothing to worry about, mooch away! Also, overall you've sent more books than you've received. Don't forget that as well as costing more points, international mooches affect your ratio more, so if you start to get towards the ratio level that is something you might want to consider (although I know it's usually a simple case of where the book is available).
kathers
Book damaged by Mail.

Received book today. the envelope was ripped open from P.O.
Cover is off book and is pretty messed up. It is obviously the P.O.'s fault. I don't want sender to lose point, but can't send book back out as it is too damaged. What should I do?

Thanks

itsdean1
2 months ago
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(2 months ago)Unless it looks like it wasn't packaged well enough (strong envelope and enough tape) I would just leave a positive feedback with "thanks" as a comment. You could email the sender and let them know what happened, in case they want to do a better job of packaging in the future. As long as you can read the book, it isn't "lost" and you did receive it.
Cara
What to do?

I mooched two books from a member. Today the envelope arrived empty. According to the post office - there two stamps on the envelope - the envelope was unsealed and arrived at my local post office empty. I am of course sad for not having the two books... but aside from that, I am not sure what do I do next. Do I mark as received but indicate that I am unhappy? Maybe the member could have used tape rather than rely on the envelope glue, but ultimately I am not sure it is her fault... Am I going to be out of my points? How to proceed? Thanks.

Mika
2 months, 7 days ago
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(2 months, 7 days ago)Thank you Sarah. I'll do that.
Mika
(2 months, 7 days ago)I wouldn't mark them as received, since you only got the envelope. I would mark the books lost (6 weeks after they have been mailed, the button should show up) and note at that time that you got an empty envelope. The sender will not lose points for having two books go lost. If they have a lot books go lost, the admins may look into her account.
Sarah
Books Listed

My questions is that I will be listing books I have shortly and have a concern. If I list a book and trade/send it out to some lese. And after I send it out a member ask for the book before I can remove it from my list is there a penalty ? Or what can I expect ?
Thank you. I excited about this website.
Ziegld1

dziegler
2 months, 22 days ago
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(2 months, 22 days ago)Once someone has requested a book from you on Bookmooch, it is automatically removed from your inventory. If you list books on a different site, or otherwise have agreed to send the book to someone else, you should remove the book as quickly as you can from your inventory. Using the excuse that you no longer have the book (for whatever reason) to reject a mooch is usually okay once or maybe twice. If you make a habit of it, you will end up with negative feedback.
Cara
Can't mooch book.

Hi, sorry, have a new, peculiar, problem. Have just mooched a book from member Mariola (usa) and thought I'd check her inventory in case I could mooch another and save her postage. Found one I'd like - the Christmas Sweater, but there is nothing on her inventory page to click on to mooch this,just the inventory itself. Tried clicking on the book title on her page and it came up with only copy from another member not willing to send to my country. Typed the title in and did a bookmooch search - same result. How can I mooch this book from mariola please? Thanks. Rose.

roseliptrot
2 months, 14 days ago
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(2 months, 12 days ago)Hi everyone, thanks for that. I added the book to my wishlist and a few hours later Mariola's copy flashed up. I've now been able to mooch this and it's actually on its way already. Thanks a lot, Rose.
roseliptrot
(2 months, 14 days ago)I can now get to it the same way Cara did and by doing a search for the book, so hopefully you can mooch it now.
kathers
(2 months, 14 days ago)That's weird, it shows up when I click on it. Perhaps log out and log in again and try again? From her inventory I could click on the title and her edition shows on the book details page.
Cara
(2 months, 14 days ago)I can't help, except to say that it's not you. I know I've come across this problem before, but I can't remember what, if anything, the solution was. Hopefully another member will have a solution.
kathers
Pictures?

Hi there,

I just joined BookMooch and inventoried my first book. I was wondering how to add a picture to my description - I couldn't figure it out myself. Thank you very much!

Jim
2 months, 23 days ago
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(2 months, 22 days ago)I know some people include pictures in their condition notes. I believe they use HTML but I am not sure.
Cara
Listing book

Trying to list a book in inventory but keeps saying that this is not a book and cannot be listed with bookmooch!!!What to do???

sher
2 months, 29 days ago
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(2 months, 27 days ago)Were you adding it by ISBN? What exactly does it say when you try to add it,and which way were you trying to add it ( e.g through add button, or were you searching for the book to add through the "search amazon for a book" box)? Sometimes Amazon doesn't recognise certain editions; if this is the case you could try adding it under another edition and noting that it is a different edition in the condition notes. If you can't find the book at all you'll have to hand-enter it.
kathers
Listing on wishlist

I am fairly new to BookMooch, but absolutely love the concept!

My question is, when you are looking for a book that has multiple editions, should you put all the editions on your wishlist, or do you only need to put one, and the database uses the title and searches for all editions.

Heather
3 months, 2 days ago
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(3 months, 1 days ago)Hi Heather, my feeling is-- there are a lot of related editions that are not connected in the database at all, so I list all the ones that I can..there's no limit on the wishlist....You just have to remember that when you do get a book, to remove the related editions from your wishlist-- all of them! And...Welcome to BookMooch!
Melanie C.
(3 months, 1 days ago)The database searches for all related editions, but make sure you have show related editions turned on in the pull down menu on the upper right of your wishlist page, and from settings, in the same menu, be sure to elect to receive emails about related editions. Some related editions may not show up, and you may receive notification of editions in foreign languages or books which are not actually related at all. It doesn't hurt to search for the book by title now and then if it is one you really want.
Cara
Inventory - how to remove books

Hi

I've tried to remove a couple of books from my inventory, but I keep getting an error message. I don't want to get in trouble because people request a book that I can't send to them.

Jacki C
3 months, 5 days ago
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(3 months, 5 days ago)could you post the error message you received? Perhaps we can figure out what is going wrong. ETA this could also be related to the problem John has posted in his blog. Try again and see what happens this time.
Cara
Printing Labels

Cara,
Thanks for your reply. I deleted my message which deleted the whole thread so I wanted to thank you.

Sally

Sally306
3 months, 8 days ago
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email notifications?

So I thought when I signed up that I read that I would get a notification in my email if someone requested a book. I am not getting notifications, and I signed on to discover that someone had requested a book 3 days earlier! I don't sign on every day, so I really would appreciate notifications. I'd rather not leave people hanging. So my question.... is there a place where I can change this setting to be sure I am getting notifications? Can't find one in my member profile. Help please! Thanks

Amy

amy
3 months, 25 days ago
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(3 months, 23 days ago)I have the same problem: my Email provider (GMX) refuses the automatic Emails from BM because they are not configured right. I've told the BM technical support, but not gotten any help beyond "you need to take it up with your Email provider/ make sure that BM is on the approved list so Emails don't get sorted into the spam folder". Both of which don't adress the problem. So I try to look into BM at least every second day to look if there's an open request or a book on my wishlist is moochable; and I put a note on my profile page that I don't receive the automatic emails, so please send emails directly (strangely, the emails sent via the email function do arrive).
nonameblue
(3 months, 24 days ago)There is an ongoing discussion of this issue in the BookMooch Discussion It seems that gmail is one of the few email providers not impacted by recent changes to how email from sources such as Bookmooch are processed.
Cara
won't let me add a book to wishlist

Hi, same old problem - I'm trying to add A Merry Little Christmas by Julia Williams and the system will not allow it. It says kindle edition only, but I have seen copies of this book in the shops, and have added it to Read it Swap it with no problems. Have obtained the isbn number, but it won't accept this either. I've also had the same problem with her new one, Coming home for Christmas, which is more understandable as it is very recent, but again RISI has added it no problem. Any advice would be appreciated please. I have obviously tried to add it manually, but still wan't add.Thanks.

roseliptrot
3 months, 28 days ago
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(3 months, 28 days ago)Hi again, sorry please disregard previous comment, have just tried again for the umpteenth time, and it suddenly brought up paperback editions of the books (I didn't do anything differently I promise) and added them with no problem, so thanks anyway.
roseliptrot
blocking a member?

Hi all - I'm not really a newbie but have run into a new problem. One of my requests has been rejected because the book owner doesn't like my Username. I agree that he has the right to refuse to share his books at his discretion, so its not really a big problem, except for the fact that I'm not going to remember this guy's name in six months. So is there a way I can block his books from my searches so that I don't inadvertently try to mooch a book from him in the future? I don't want to pester the guy, I just wanted to give his book a good home.

I thought the intent of this site was to share books with other people who love books. It never occurred to me that someone would judge me based on a silly nickname from my childhood. I am not a Satanist or anything like that, although I wouldn't consider it acceptable to refuse a book to anyone based on their personal philosophy. I'm sure it wouldn't be considered acceptable to reject a request because someone is Christian or Muslim or Jewish or whatever.

Anyway, I just want to figure out how to avoid a problem with the same guy in the future.

thanks for your advice...

Darth Heather
4 months, 14 days ago
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(4 months, 9 days ago)yeah, it's not a big deal and i don't want for it to become one. i only posted this publicly because i thought that if there is a way to limit the search results, that might be useful info for other people too. if there isn't a way, i will just have to be cautious when selecting a person to mooch from. usually i just get excited about the book and click away, without really looking too deeply into the sender's info.
Darth Heather
(4 months, 9 days ago)the issue has been reported to the abuse team and I am sure they will handle it. I wouldn't recommend further efforts on the OP part to communicate with the member, it could just lead to unpleasantness.
Cara
(4 months, 10 days ago)If it's not a valid reason, why don't you just keep requesting the book? It's offensive to make you feel like you've done something wrong just because of a username, maybe he'll realise he is being incredibly petty and just send the book. He might try and block you, and upon emailing moderators to do this, be told he's in the wrong.
Paula
(4 months, 11 days ago)thanks for your suggestions... i did reply to his message but he didn't respond. It doesn't really matter that much. I can get the book from someone else. I agree that it is not a valid reason to reject, and am annoyed that his negative comment will always show up in the details of my transactions, but it is his own problem that he is intolerant and ridiculous. We all make our own choices, I guess. I was just hoping there would be a way to keep his inventory from showing up in my searches, since he made it clear that he refuses to send to me. I"m not sure that I will remember to check closely for his name before I submit a mooch request, and he did have quite a few books from an author that I like.
Darth Heather
(4 months, 11 days ago)Email the person and nicely suggest that he should reconsider mailing it to you. If he refuses, provide -1 feedback.
John Vernon Scott
(4 months, 12 days ago)This got me thinking that I saw something in the Bookmooch wiki about valid (and invalid) reasons for rejecting a mooch, and I saw this: "As this comes up every now and then, we'd like to remind you that "I don't want to send my book to this person" is not a valid reason to reject a mooch, no matter what your reasoning is." As far as remembering who he is, I guess you could check your "books mooched" list from your Member Page and click "show details" and that will bring up the rejection and any comments about it. But based on the wiki I don't think this is a valid reason to reject a mooch-- you can email an admin about it....
Melanie C.
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