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Subject: Is there anyway to prevent rollover?
Date Posted: 5/26/2010 2:17 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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I ordered 3 books of a series from a member and there hasn't been a response yet.  But I don't want the request to rollover to separate people if she doesn't respond.  Can I prevent this?

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 2:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Not really, the system assumes you want the book if you requested it and will continue to try to get it for you unless you cancel the request.

You could try setting up a Requester Condition that states "If this request is for Book X, please do not accept my Requester Conditions. The system is rolling this request, which I do not want it to do, and I have not been online to stop it. If you mark that your book does not meet my Requester Conditions, it will cancel my request and your book will remain first in the FIFO line. Thank you, I appreciate your help."

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 2:43 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2009
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Well, if you ordered the books that aren't on a WL, then couldn't you just cancel them if they rolled over to separate people?   That way, you still are going to get the one book you originally ordered (maybe a WL book?  I don't know),  and then if you want the others in the future,  there will already be copies in the system.  

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 2:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If you do the RC thing when they pass on the RC it'll just move the request onto the next person.  Denying for RCs doesn't remove the request from FIFO unless it gets to the last posted copy.  It'll just keep goign until someone accepts.  It only stops rolling over if the requestor cancels.  If you ask a sender to cancel then they'd lose their place in FIFO.  You could, in an RC ask someone to accept the request but not print the label because you need to cancel. 

If I wanted 3 books bad enough to order them from 1 person then I would want them even if htey rolled over to other people.  What I'd probably do is let them roll over but keep an eye on them.  Then check the shelves of the people they went to and if one of them has more than one you can cancel an order and then use the Order More From Member Button. 

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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I ordered 3 books of a series from a member and there hasn't been a response yet.  But I don't want the request to rollover to separate people if she doesn't respond. 

Unless you wanted to order from her to help her out, why would you care otherwise if they rolled over if you really wanted the books to begin with?

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 4:28 PM ET
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I want these books for gifts and when I have ordered from this person before her books where Pristine.  So I don't want to receive other copies that I can't gift.  As I am familar with her book conditions I am comfortable to gift them.  Rollovers I would not be sure what condition I would be receiving.

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 5:10 PM ET
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I wouldn't ever assume the condition based on what you've received before. All of the books I buy new are in prestine condition when they go out, but some that I get through the site are postable, but clearly used books. Maybe that's what you need to put in an RC - If I ordered Book X, I am gifting it to someone special and need the book to be in like new condition and that means: no spine creases, no cover wear or tears (even under 1 inch) no writing (even inscriptions), no ex-library, dust jacket must be included,... ...

Date Posted: 5/26/2010 5:57 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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Wow.  I was going to say low center of gravity and wide wheel base! LOL!  **ahem** Nevermind!