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Subject: not yet accepted-books in offered book deal
Date Posted: 7/30/2009 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2008
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I requested 2 books as part of a 5 books for 2 credits deal in the book bazaar: Requested On: 7/26/09 7:05 AM ET
Status: Waiting for member

If my requests remain unaccepted, when should I be concerned that my request for these books will go to the FIFO? Deb

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 9:01 AM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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That's exactly what'll happen.  If the requestor lets them time out, they will roll over into FIFO.  Keep an eye on them and cancel them if they do go into FIFO if you don't want them that way.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/30/2009 9:25 AM ET
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They will roll over to the next sender on the night of July 31, or when the current sender clicks I Cannot Mail, whichever comes first.

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I'm assuming to you contacted them by PM at some point to take them up on their deal. I would PM again and ask if they are just waiting to get a few extra mailing days. Then I would watch it super closely so you can cancel if they roll over. 

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 11:41 AM ET
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I would cancel the orders... and then send a PM to the person asking if the deal was still good... if it is... you can re-request them.

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 12:12 PM ET
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That is a good idea if they are about to time out adn you don't want to worry about them rolling over and getting printed right away.  Just cancel them if they get too close to timing out and PM them and ask what happened.

Date Posted: 7/31/2009 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2008
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I'm confused. If I order directly from a member's shelf, does my request still go to FIFO if it times out for some reason?

Date Posted: 7/31/2009 10:18 AM ET
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Yes, that's what happends Carolyn.  If the person you requested from times out or they cancel, it'll roll over into FIFO because the system assumes you want those books.