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Subject: 4 WL books from one member?
Date Posted: 4/25/2011 9:47 AM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
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My account came off vacation hold and I soon had 5 WL books waiting.  All good.  I confirmed all 5 then started looking through the sender’s shelves to see if there were other books I wanted from them.  At first I thought I had clicked on the same book twice because the shelf came up the same.  Anyway after looking at the details I saw that 4 of the 5 were from the same sender.  How does that happen?  My waiting positions were all over the place - #6 for one book, #322, #80 and # 120 for the others.  What are the odds that a member posted a handful of WL books and I was the next wisher on 4 of them?  I worry that it is a glitch; I am still waiting for the member to confirm the trade. 

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 10:08 AM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2007
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the person probably looked at your shelf after posting one book to you and saw that you had other books on your WL that they could send, and most likely went ahead and listed all to you to save on shipping

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 10:17 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It saves on shipping to do this but I always ask first. If you had been out of credits then you'd be in a bind to try and get some or have to turn WL offers down and lose your place in line. Which is kind of rude IMHO. 

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Yes, if definitely sounds like the member posted them directly to your wishlist. If for any reason you cannot accept all of them, ask the posting member to cancel the book, or books, because you don't want to lose your place in line for wishlist books. Lucky you, as long as you have enough credits!

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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Margaret - There is a way for a member to post books directly to another member's wishlist bypassing the FIFO system. Most likely she posted the first book, checked your WL, realized that you had a bunch of books there she was planning to post too and posted them to you. That way, she can save on postage.

Like Mary said though, the polite thing is to ask before doing that because you never know if people have enough credits to cover all the wishes. But if you are happy with the books, then it's fine to accept them and the transaction should proceed as normal.

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 12:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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The sender can't cancel them until they're accepted. Which puts the requestor in a bind if they don't have enough credits.

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
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Thanks everyone I didn't realize you could do that.  It did work out fine for me this time, and I am thrilled she can save the postage.

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 2:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2006
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I posted (4) WL books this morning.  Two were accepted immediately and are going to the same individual.  She had to be #1 for both books as I did not post them directly to her WL.   One was turned down and another is on the 48 hour hold. 

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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I agree, the sender probably posted them directly to your wishlist.  I've done this on occassion, but have learned to pm if I'm posting more than just one.  Some members don't like a large TBR, and the credits can be an issue for others.