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Subject: does 48 hours seem to lnog to have to reply?
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:08 PM ET
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does 48 hours 2 whole days seem like to much time to be given to reply if you want a book or not on your wishlist?


i check mine several times a day my e-mail

i would like to hear what others have to say



Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:18 PM ET
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No, it doesn't seem too long to me at all.  There are times when I am away from my computer for only a day or so - not long enough to warrant putting my bookshelf on vacation hold.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:44 PM ET
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sometimes we may go away for 3 days...but 2 days doesnt seem like that long. 


but is 2 days TOO LONG?  its annoying from my perspective (i keep comign back to see if they accepted so i can ship it! lol!).....but seems like a reasonable time

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:53 PM ET
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Some people only have internet access at work, or at a friends, or the library. For those people 48 may be crucial. Its fair IMO and its been that way since Ive been a member. Never really cause issue for me.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 9:03 PM ET
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I think it is fair...some of us who work long hours may not get to check our mail every day...48 hours is fair!

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 9:39 PM ET
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I sit in front of a computer for ten hours a day, five days a week, at work. I know it's hard to believe, but every now and then, I give myself a break from the screen, and don't check my email all weekend! So 48 hours is just about right for me.

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Date Posted: 1/21/2008 10:02 PM ET
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Well as a person who's posted a lot of WL books-I wish it were only 24. They have autorequest and account hold to cover when you are away from your computer.  It really only takes a minute to check the account and hit accept or decline.  You don't have to have enough credits to cover every book you have on WL. The odds of having more than 2 or 3 come in are slim. Although I did have 4 come in one time. But that person PM'd me before hand to ask if I wanted them-and I politely put them on Autorequest so they wouldn't have to wait for me. 

I have frequently had to make an extra trip to the PO because I had one hold out that either waited until the last minute to hit accept or it went on to the next person.  But with the printed postage it's not as annoying now since I can just use the blue box instead of going inside. Although I still have to go out of my way to get to there since it's not on my usual traveling route.


Subject: Is 48 hours too much time
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 11:11 PM ET
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Not really an issue for me.  I check in at least once a day and go by the PO on my way to work every day.

48 hours works for me.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 11:47 PM ET
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I do get a little frustrated when it causes me an extra trip to the PO when not all of the wishlisted books I post get ordered right away, but I certainly understand that not everyone is online everyday like me so I think 48 hours is perfectly fine. I actually have though it should be 48 weekday hours to allow people without access on the weekends a little more time.

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 7:52 AM ET
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I can only get to the post office once a week, and budget postage accordingly.   Therefore, I try to reply so that happens.  For instance, I will be going today and got two requests this morning (after I already wrapped the books).  I will reply tomorrow so that I can say I will mail next Monday. 

Of course, when I'm requesting I get impatient too.  But, I keep in mind all the reasons people don't reply right away.

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Date Posted: 1/22/2008 8:34 AM ET
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I don't think it's too long to wait, but then I keep a fairly large TBR pile so it's no big deal to wait on a book I've ordered.

If you're really anxious for it, I'd send a polite PM to the sender to check on the status.  I should have emphasized the word polite.  Snarky PMs to me rarely get me to do what someone else wants me to do. (I'm not implying that you wouldn't be polite, just saying how I respond.)

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Date Posted: 1/22/2008 12:51 PM ET
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I check PBS often during the week, but am not tied to a computer on weekends like I am on weekdays at the office.  So, I personally need the 48 hours to not miss anything during the weekend...

48 hours is crucial as long as there are weekends!  LOL

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 1:05 PM ET
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48 hours is fair to me.

Now, 5 days to respond to a book request is too long in my opinion.  I'd like to see that reduced to 3 days.


Date Posted: 1/22/2008 7:50 PM ET
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I tend to be on my puter every day but others aren't able.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 2:00 AM ET
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I think 48 is fair.  Lots of folks aren't slaves to their email.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 3:18 AM ET
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I think 48 hours is reasonable. There are times when I work a couple of doubles in a row, and the last thing I want to do when I get home is check the computer!

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 12:19 PM ET
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I rarely check my emails on the weekend- our family is just moving way too fast!!!  But, I have my books on auto-request...

I don't think 48 hours is too much.  Some people do have a life outside of their computers.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 2:20 PM ET
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I think 48 hours is reasonable.  What frustrates me is having a WL book go through several "wishers" before finally being accepted.  I have one right now that's about to be offered to the third person in line.  But hey, my impatience is my problem, right? *g*

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 2:27 PM ET
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48 hours works good for me.  I would like to see that 5 day request on books already in the system go down a couple days though....it seems like that one always gets me.  I always seem to get stuck on an inactive member or two.

Subject: length of time
Date Posted: 1/24/2008 4:39 PM ET
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48 hrs seems ok to me .

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Date Posted: 1/24/2008 4:52 PM ET
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Mary: If I could easily switch my WL from 48-hour to AR then yes, it'd be fine.  But they show no interested in implementing that ability, so you can't use the one to tide you over if you much prefer the other.

It used to be 72 hours, and I still think that's a better idea.  Covers the entire weekend with a bit of breathing room. And really isn't that long! 

I do agree that the time to accept a book for mailing and to accept a WL book should be the same. I don't understand why one side gets 5 days and the other is crunched on 2.