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Use of Section | Use of Items | E-Mail | Appearance of Posts | Offers | Recipients | Changes to Offers | Book Classification | Preferred Transfer Type | Final Transfer Date | Shipping Reimbursement / Prepayment | Deposits | Problems | Misc.

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Use of Section

Q. Must I lend/exchange/transfer my book to review it here?

Q. Must I have a financial need to request books which are being given away?

Q. Who may offer/provide/request/receive books?

Q. Is it okay to submit an offer to loan / exchange / transfer for another party?

Q. Is it okay to request items for others?

Q. May I sell or buy books here?

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Use of Items

Q. Is it okay to resell books received?

Q. Is it okay to transfer items received to another party?

Q. Is it acceptable to donate books received to charity?

Q. I received a book, but I don't like it - may I put it back on the site to offer to others?

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E-Mail

Q. Can I participate in this section without including my e-mail address?

Q. I know that providing my e-mail address involves risk. What do you suggest to minimize these risks?

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Appearance of Posts

Q. My book review did not appear on the site. Why not?

Q. My post disappeared from the site even though I still have the book to lend (or give or exchange). What should I do?

Q. I have shipped the book (or cancelled my offer), but it still appears on the site. What should I do?

Q. I want something which appears on the site, but the submitter tells me that the offer has been revoked or that the item has already been given away. Why does the offer still appear?

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Offers

Q. What can I exchange my book for?

Q. May I lend / exchange / transfer high value books here?

Q. I have several copies of a book. May I offer more than one copy in my post?

Q. I have many books to lend/exchange/give away. How many may I offer here?

Q. I have a book on tape to give away. May I offer it here?

Q. Are there any types of books I shouldn't transfer (e.g. loan, exchange, give)?

Q. I have an out-of-print (or hard to find, or autographed) book. Should I lend/exchange/give it?

Q. What does it mean that traditional Catholic books may receive preference?

Q. Do posts which contain offers to transfer books receive preference?

Q. May I place restrictions on the use of books that I lend, give, or exchange?

Q. Why is original pricing information prohibited?

Q. What is "marketing talk" and why is it prohibited?

Q. May I offer a book here that I haven't finished reading?

Q. How long should I be willing to lend a book?

Q. I said I would be willing to loan my book. How many times should I be willing to do so?

Q. May I exchange a book for another type of item here?

Q. When exchanging, does the value of the book I give need to be the same as the value of the book I receive?

Q. May I request two books in exchange for one?

Q. What if I am only willing to exchange the book (or only want to lend it)?

Q. Where can I find more guidelines concerning submissions?

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Recipients

Q. May I restrict who I lend my book to, give my book to, or exchange books with?

Q. Must I lend my book to (or give to or exchange with) the first person who requests the book?

Q. Someone requested my book, but indicated that they have no financial need - do I have to give it to them?

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Changes to Offers

Q. How can I make a change to my offer?

Q. I changed my mind and no longer wish to offer my book. What should I do?

Q. I originally said that I would not require shipping reimbursement, but then I found out it would cost a lot to mail the item. Can I now request shipping reimbursement?

Q. I originally said that I would not require a deposit, but I have changed my mind. Can I now require a deposit?

Q. What if I originally said I would be willing to give an item away but now I only want to lend or exchange it (or vice versa)?

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Book Classific-

ation

Q. What do the various book classifications mean?

Q. Are book classifications accurate? What if I don't agree with a book classification?

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Preferred Transfer Type

Q. What does "Preferred Transfer Type" mean?

Q. The field "Preferred Transfer Type" contains a "N/A". What does this mean?

Q. The field "Preferred Transfer Type" says "Transfer of Ownership". What does this mean?

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Final Transfer Date

Q. What does the date "00/00/00" mean?

Q. How can I determine what date to put in the "final transfer date" field if I am uncertain about how long it might take to loan (or exchange or give) a book?

Q. I am still contacted about my book even though the "final transfer date" has passed. What should I do?

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Shipping Reimburse-

ment / Prepayment

Q. I am uncomfortable about paying upfront for shipping. What if I never receive the item?

Q. Should I require shipping prepayment or a shipping reimbursement?

Q. What payment methods are acceptable for expense reimbursements/deposits?

Q. What types of expense reimbursements are there?

Q. If I use my own money for expenses, how can I be sure I will get reimbursed?

Q. If I provide expense reimbursement or a deposit, how can I protect my personal information (e.g. bank account number, address, etc.)?

Q. Why would I require shipping reimbursement if we are exchanging items?

Q. What is the difference between an advance shipping reimbursement/prepayment and a deposit?

Q. How can I tell the other party the amount of required shipping reimbursement if I don't know how much it will cost to ship the book?

Q. It says that the "amount charged should not greatly exceed your cost to ship". What does this mean?

Q. Why might someone choose "maybe" regarding shipping reimbursement or a deposit?

Q. When I offer a book, am I required to ship it by the least expensive (or any particular) carrier or by any particular method (e.g. book rate)?

Q. When I agreed to a deposit or to reimburse for shipping, I was asked for credit card information. What should I do?

Q. May I request a deposit or a shipping reimbursement / prepayment in cash?

Q. The sender requires a deposit or a shipping reimbursement/prepayment in cash. What should I do?

Q. What should I do if the other party requests a large (or excessive) deposit / shipping reimbursement / shipping prepayment?

Q. I was charged more for shipping than what the sender spent to ship the book. Is this acceptable?

Q. The amount I paid for shipping reimbursement is more than the book is worth. What should I do?

Q. My expense reimbursement or deposit was lost/stolen/etc. What should I do?

Q. What if I provide the other party with an advance expense reimbursement and/or a deposit and they refuse to send the item or return the funds?

Q. What if it takes a long time for me to receive reimbursement for expenses related to a transfer?

Q. What if I am promised reimbursement for my expenses but never receive it (or if I receive only partial reimbursement)?

Q. I received the other party's advance shipping reimbursement / deposit. Should I send the item out immediately?

Q. Must I provide a receipt when I require reimbursement of shipping costs or a deposit?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Deposits

Q. I am uncomfortable about sending a deposit. What if I never receive the item or the other party never returns my deposit?

Q. What is the difference between an advance shipping reimbursement/prepayment and a deposit?

Q. Why might someone choose "maybe" regarding shipping reimbursement or a deposit?

Q. Should I require a deposit?

Q. What payment methods are acceptable for expense reimbursements/deposits?

Q. If I provide expense reimbursement or a deposit, how can I protect my personal information (e.g. bank account number, address, etc.)?

Q. Why would I require a deposit if the item is not available for lending?

Q. What should I do if the other party requests a large (or excessive) deposit / shipping reimbursement / shipping prepayment?

Q. Is collateral acceptable for lent or borrowed items?

Q. When I agreed to a deposit or to reimburse for shipping, I was asked for credit card information. What should I do?

Q. May I request a deposit or a shipping reimbursement / prepayment in cash?

Q. The sender requires a deposit or a shipping reimbursement/prepayment in cash. What should I do?

Q. How much of a deposit should I require for loaned items?

Q. When might a lender be entitled to keep part or all of a deposit?

Q. I received the other party's advance shipping reimbursement / deposit. Should I send the item out immediately?

Q. My expense reimbursement or deposit was lost/stolen/etc. What should I do?

Q. What if I provide the other party with an advance expense reimbursement and/or a deposit and they refuse to send the item or return the funds?

Q. Must I provide a receipt when I require reimbursement of shipping costs or a deposit?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Problems

Q. What happens if someone is caught abusing this section in any way?

Q. Who is responsible if problems occur as a result of my use of this site?

Q. I once offered/requested a book on a particular subject and now I receive ads related to that subject. What can I do?

Q. I once lent, exchanged, borrowed, received, or gave away a book, and now I receive a lot of anti-Catholic e-mail. What should I do?

Q. I am concerned that an individual offering or requesting a book may just be attempting to gather information about me or my family. Is this possible?

Q. The person who is sending/requesting an item wants all sorts of personal information. What should I do?

Q. I once gave away a book and now the person I gave it to keeps asking for more books. What should I do?

Q. I gave away a book, but I feel the person I gave it to is extremely inconsiderate or ungrateful. What do you recommend?

Q. I have responded to an offer, but the other party is not responsive to my e-mail. What should I do?

Q. I gave a book away and later found out that the individual I gave it to resold it or donated it for a tax deduction - what should I do?

Q. I am requesting or offering a book and the other party is being unreasonable. Can you help?

Q. I am requesting or offering a book and the other party didn't do what they promised. Can you help?

Q. I am requesting or offering a book and the other party is not responding to my e-mail. Can you help?

Q. I received too many responses regarding my offer, what should I do?

Q. I never received the book, even though I sent an advance shipping prepayment or a deposit - what should I do?

Q. I received the book, but it was not as expected - what should I do?

Q. I received an item that caused an injury. Who is responsible?

Q. I required shipping reimbursement and the other party's check bounced. Now I am out both the shipping cost and the bank fees. What should I do?

Q. I required advance shipping prepayment and the other party's check bounced which cost me bank fees. What should I do?

Q. I required a deposit and the other party's check bounced which cost me bank fees. Plus, I already sent the book and now have no deposit. What should I do?

Q. I received a book that wasn't packaged well and seems to have been damaged in transit. I paid a good amount for shipping and packaging. What should I do?

Q. I provided advance reimbursement for first class mail, but the item was sent via third class mail. What should I do?

Q. I agreed to a book exchange, but the other party sent the wrong item (or nothing at all). What should I do?

Q. In return for my book, I received an item that is anti-Catholic. What should I do?

Q. I borrowed a book and provided a deposit. I have since returned the book as we agreed, but have not received my deposit back. What should I do?

Q. I returned a borrowed item but the lender is taking a long time to return my deposit. What should I do?

Q. The lender returned only part of my deposit. What should I do?

Q. My book was returned late (or was never returned). What should I do?

Q. I received my book back, but it is worn (or otherwise damaged). What should I do?

Q. My book was returned, but the other party tore pages out of it (or otherwise damaged / destroyed / mishandled it). What should I do?

Q. I lent an item and now the borrower refuses to return it. What should I do?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Misc.

Q. Participating in book transfers involves risk. What tips do you offer to help minimize these risks?

Q. Can you tell me more about a book that appears here?

Q. I see a book I am interested in. How do I request it?

Q. Since the books are listed here, are you considered a party to the transaction? What services or guarantees do you offer?

Q. Do you verify offers to lend/exchange/give books?

Q. Do you monitor the items / offers / reviews / submitters, etc. listed on this site?

Q. Have you screened / evaluated the books listed here and do you endorse / recommend them?

Q. Do you endorse / recommend any of the authors, publishers, reviews, or submitters listed here?

Q. Since a book is listed here, can I be sure that it is not contrary to the perennial Magisterium?

Q. How can I be sure that what is stated about a book is accurate & truthful?

Q. Do you guarantee that the publication date, number of pages, ISBN, author, publisher, Imprimatur information, content information, or any other information provided about a book is accurate?

Q. Since a review appears here, does it mean you agree with or endorse the opinions given?

Q. Are book reviews comprehensive?

Q. Why are positive reviews preferred?

Q. I disagree with a book review. How can I respond to it?

Q. Since you don't allow responses to book reviews, isn't this section somewhat unbalanced?

Q. Do you prohibit book reviews that you disagree with?

Q. Can you guarantee that the book I received is "safe reading"?

Q. A book listed is said to have an Imprimatur. Does that mean it's "safe reading"?

Q. A book is said to have an Imprimatur but I cannot find evidence of this. Does the item really have an Imprimatur?

Q. Who is the "Submitter"? Who are "users"? Who is the offerer / sender / lender / exchanger / giver / transferor / provider, etc.? Who is the requestor / receiver / borrower / transferee / recipient / exchangee, etc.? Who is the "other party"?, Etc. Which is the responsible party?

Q. The field "Might Submitter be willing to offer this item for loan/exchange/transfer?" contains "Maybe". What does this mean?

Q. What options are provided here for the transferring of books?

Q. I found out that the person I gave an item to requested it for someone else. Is that okay?

Q. Can you guarantee that the person I loan to / borrow from / exchange with / transfer to / receive from, etc. is who they say they are?

Q. You suggest that we independently research books / submitters / requestors / offerers, etc. Can you help me do so?

Q. Are you required to notify us if you suspect (or know of) a problem or risk regarding a particular book, publisher, author, submitter, requestor, offerer, offer, request, review, etc.?

Q. I am unclear about your terms regarding transfers, transactions, loans, exchanges, offers, requests, activities, sharing, etc. What do they include?

Q. I am unclear about your terms regarding loans, exchanges, and transfers. Are they the same?

Q. Is there any guarantee that I will receive a book that I request?

Q. If I agree to exchange a book, how do I know that the other party will send the book they are supposed to send?

Q. How can I be sure that the other party will send the item they are offering for loan / exchange / transfer?

Q. What happens if a borrower likes a loaned book and wants to keep it and let the lender keep their deposit?

Q. If I am sending (or requesting) an item, should I provide my home or work address?

Q. If I conduct advance research, use a P.O. Box and a special e-mail account, and I don't give away any personal information, am I fully protected from the dangers which may occur with regard to transactions (including lending, borrowing, exchanging, giving, sending, receiving, contacts / correspondence, etc.)?

Q. Do you notify us of any legal requirements relating to transactions (including offers, requests, exchanges, lending / borrowing, transferring, giving / sending / receiving, contacts / correspondence, etc.)?

Q. How much can I deduct on my taxes for books I send?

Q. Are items I receive taxable?

Q. Since it says books may be given as "outright gifts", does this mean "gifts" for tax purposes?

Q. When I send someone a book, may I include additional literature or other materials?

Q. I have been contacted about my offer, how should I respond?

Q. May I send books to you to distribute?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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