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Subject: 1 hr buyers remorse
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 2:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/2/2008
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Is this a new feature that when someone requests a book from you they place a 1 hour hold on the book before allowing the request to allow the buyer to change their mind? I've never noticed that before...

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
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As far as I know it's always been that way.

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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It's always been that way - you probably just didn't notice it until now!  There is a buyers remorse when a person orders a book that is available in the system, or when a person has a book on autorequest that is posted.  You, in fact, get an automatic one hour buyers remorse when you order a book, so if you cancel within that hour, the potential sender will never know it was even requested.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 6:17 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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If the requestor wants to opt out of the one hour delay, he can do so by sending a PM to the sender.  One more arcane PBS tidbit.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 12:15 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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Awww...too bad.  The person who just ordered a book from me must have sent the PM before ordering.    Which explains why I couldn't find the book on hold the first time I looked through my shelf after getting the PM and did the second. :)