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Subject: Anybody else having a wishlist avalanche?
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:34 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:35 PM ET
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I WISH!!!  Lucky you!!

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:39 PM ET
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12!  That's pretty darn good!  I wonder if that means a lot of new people have signed up?

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:51 PM ET
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I do consistently well on my wishlist. I had a WL book posted today, then the transaction was cancelled by the sender. She sent a message that said, "I'm so sorry! I am new to the site and accidentally uploaded MY wishlist as posted books! Don't hate me!" Oops! :-)
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:11 PM ET
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I've had a bunch of WL book posted recently. I think I have 10 en route to me. I better read fast or I may need to put my shelf on hold before I run out of credits soon. Thanks to everyone who is posting these great books! I'll get them back into circulation as quickly as possible so someone else can enjoy them.

Edited for typo.

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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:14 PM ET
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I haven't done quite that well, but I have gotten 5 so far this month.
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:35 PM ET
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i wish, i need the spaces to wish more books

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:25 PM ET
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I've had a few more than usual, but not an avalanche.  :)  I have had bigger orders from my shelf lately, though.  Until last week, the most anyone ever ordered from me at one time was two.  Last week somone ordered 3 books from me at once.  This morning, I was shocked and pleased to see that someone ordered 4 books from me - woo hoo!

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:28 PM ET
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I had 5 delivered yesterday.

BTW I love your screen name.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 9:12 AM ET
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I had 4 or 5 come up in the last month.  My TBR pile is already huge!  I had to take some of my WL books with a smaller queue off of my WL and put them in my reminder pile just so I could catch up.  LOL!

Subject: WL avalanche
Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:03 AM ET
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I must have had 6 in the last couple weeks.......It sort of goes in waves. 

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:19 AM ET
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I've had quite a few come up as well which has had me scrambling for credits.  I posted a bunch, but they are all pending on others' WLs, grrr!  Thank goodness for instant credit, once they are finally accepted!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:27 AM ET
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I've gotten quite a snowball too this month... but that's ok by me!!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:53 AM ET
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Nope, my WL has actually slowed way down recently. Which is sad, since I have 50 credits and just got several boxes of books to post.   I won't have time (I have GOT to work outside) to post them for a while, but I was hoping to have fewer credits.  I built up my credits to tide me over during the cleared-out-shelf-to-donate-but-haven't-hit-rummage-sales-yet time, but that time has passed. Last year I ran out of credits (only had 8 stocked up), this year I think I spent one!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 11:14 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:00 PM ET
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I haven't had that many lately, alhough I did have a few hockey books that have been on my list awhile come through in the past two to three weeks. I was on a weeklong cruise in March and had something like 5 WL books come through while I was gone -- thank goodness for the auto-accept feature!

OTOH, I have been #1 on the wishlist for "Certain Girls" since May 13.  Two members have posted it, been auto-accepted, both members printed the address label, but both timed out.  So 16 days later I am still waiting for a copy from a member who will actually mail me the book!  The frustarting thing is that I am sure other copies have been posted and mailed to other members in the 16 days I have been waiting.  :-(

ETA: At 9:15 p.m. tonight I got a message saying that my request for "Certain Girls" has been accepted.  I really hope the third time in the charm!

[ETA #2] Well, I now have had 6 books on my WL (including "Certain Girls," as noted above) be accepted by the system in the past week.  Stilll waiting for the member who posted "Certain Girls" to accept the request and am a little nervous.  But I'm very excited about the other five books that are coming!

[Edit #3] Well, so much for third time's a charm.  The request for "Certain Girls" timed out, so I am back to #1 on the WL for it.  What really bothers me is that none of the three members who were supposed to send me the book sent me a PM to let me know why they didn't send the book or to apologize.  I know, they don't have to, but I wouldn't mind so much if I knew there was a good reason for the non-mailing or if the person was courteous enough to apologize. 

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Date Posted: 5/29/2008 1:33 PM ET
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The same thing happened to me about 2 months ago. I was offered over 10 wishlisted books and was really low on credits, so I went to the Book Bazaar to buy some credits.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 2:18 PM ET
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i'm doing pretty well - in the last couple of weeks i've had 13 WL books come up!  5 have arrived, 6 are in the mail, 1 is accepted & printed but not mailed yet, and the one from this morning is waiting for them to come back and accept.

ETA: and one more just rolled in!

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Date Posted: 5/29/2008 4:02 PM ET
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I haven't received a book in weeks!  But, that's okay.  Between books I've gotten here and bought too, I have a TBR pile of around 30 books.  I really don't need to receive right now.  But, I'd love to do some shipping.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 6:15 PM ET
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I've had 5 WL books come up this month, and 2 or 3 last month. Yesterday, I went through my WL to see how things were going, and was pleasantly surprised at how far up on some lists I am -- # 1 or 2 for many books. Now I just need for that one or two more copies of the book to be posted. ;-)



Date Posted: 5/29/2008 7:42 PM ET
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It's wish list graveyard over here!!!

Nada. Zip. Zilch.

Happy for those who do get offers. I guess all my wish list books are on everyone else's list too!!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 7:46 PM ET
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I'm partly responsible for creating the avalanche. It's now yard sale season and the FOL sales are full of WL books.  My credit reserve is climbing quickly.  Now, if only, some of my WL books would be posted for me.  In time, grasshopper, in time.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:36 PM ET
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Karen - I cracked up when i saw all the Dark Shadows books on your WL!  I haven't watched it in years, but at one point the SciFi channel was running the original series, and I managed to tape all but a couple of the shows, so I now have a closetful of DS tapes!  I LOVE how cheesy it is, especially when I remember how it gave me nightmares when I was a kid!!

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Date Posted: 5/29/2008 11:10 PM ET
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Not here. I've pretty well given up on getting most of my wishlist books from here, but I keep it to remind me what I want to buy when I can buy a new book.