Post # 1
So last night I got an email from my mom; she’d scanned a letter she’d recieved from the library regarding a book on CD I checked out 3 months ago and haven’t returned. I know… bad on my part. My only excuse is that we’ve moved twice in the past 3 months and built a house. It’s been kind of hectic. Still totally my fault though.
Well the library turned me over to collections for it! And even if I return it its a $100 fine! yowzer…
Last time I had a library fine it was like 10 cents a day… I guest the library business has gone south with the economy too?
Post # 3
I don’t know if it’s because of the economy or not. I’ve heard of people having huge fines on library books even before the economy went bad.
Post # 4
I think it’s because it’s an audio book. Those books on CD can easily cost $80+! That sucks though. I hope you liked the book! 😉
Post # 5
Yikes! I would think that maybe the fine is bigger because it’s an audio book. I know our library does larger fines for audio books and DVDs. I got burned when I had a couple of DVDs out for a week! Yikes! $1/day!
Post # 6
So I went into the library last night to pay my $103 fine… but their computer says I only owe $20. Yet the letter from collections says I owe $103. She asked me to come back Wednesday afternoon so I could talk to the library manager and find out what the heck I really owe them. It kind of feels like a collections agency scam?
I returned the Audio book too.
Can I say that it kind of makes me giggle that my 731 credit score would be impinged by a library book fine? I know… serious business, but still, a LIBRARY FINE on my credit report!
Post # 7
Eeep! I have a $75 fine at my hometown’s library from when I was 12!!! I never paid it … and honestly, I still don’t plan to – they have their books back and I didn’t find out about the fine until I went back there 2 years ago to check out a book.
I love libraries, and I understand how they operate (I’ve worked at one), but I just can’t justify paying that silly little fine …
It is kind of amusing that it could go against your credit score … but you could get that resolved easily!