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Subject: I was no. 1 in line for it...and I didn't get it
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:04 PM ET
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How can this happen... I have a book on my wish list since 1/2007...I was the only person wishing for it when I first added it. Now there are 9 others waiting for it. I just notice today that, according to my Wish List page, this book was last posted on 5/1/2009. I was first in line, and have been for a long time. Wouldn't I have gotten it?
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:05 PM ET
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It could have been posted directly to someone else, not into FIFO.

 

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:05 PM ET
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Someone probably posted directly to someone's else's wish list, thus bypassing FIFO.
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:07 PM ET
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Wow that was quick! Thank you ladies. :)
Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:18 PM ET
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Whatcha waiting for Donna?  Maybe one of us can just post it to you.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 11:48 PM ET
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Yep that happens to me all the time! must have been posted directly to someone.

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:17 PM ET
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I'll second Geri, what'cha waiting for Donna?  Your wishlist is set on private so we can't peek :-)   But I'm sorting books soon, maybe I have a copy?



Last Edited on: 6/10/09 1:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:22 PM ET
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I've always hated that you could bypass FIFO by posting directly to another member.  It's allowed by the rules, so you have to accept it, but you don't have to participate in it yourself.  Hence the reason my WL is kept private.

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:38 PM ET
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Well Donna is number one on the waitlist, so posting it to FIFO will send the book to her.  And maybe one of us has a copy we didn't think anyone was interested in, or otherwise haven't thought to post yet...and maybe I'll see it at a yardsale tomorrow for 25 cents :-)

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:52 PM ET
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You never know I might be reading it almost as we speak...

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 11:20 AM ET
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lol,nobody has this one... it's Pirates of the Caribbean : From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, by Jason Surrell.
Date Posted: 6/12/2009 12:15 PM ET
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How do you post directly to someone's WL?

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 12:29 PM ET
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Amy - while you are on someone's WL, if you hit the Post This Book, it will post it to them. You have to be on their WL (can't click into the book details) and once you've hit Post This Book, it should tell you that you are posting to book to that person.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 5:41 PM ET
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Thanks Melanie!