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Kim (Mistry) -
Subject: AutoRequest WL books just sitting there?
Date Posted: 11/3/2007 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2006
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  I posted an AR WL book last night. I double checked it was green because I was putting my shelf on hold after posting that book.  But it's sitting in my main account under Wish List Holds Tab and waiting 48 hours for member to accept.  How is that possible?  Another glitch maybe?

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 8:52 AM ET
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Usually it means that the person who had it on AR is out of credits. So it then converts to a 48 hour hold to allow them time to purchase credits if they wish. HTH!

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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Thanks for the question and the answer.  I had wondered the same thing myself recently.

 

Ginnie

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 11/3/2007 9:20 AM ET
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Thanks, Courtney!

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 10:07 AM ET
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It's been my understanding that even if it's a auto-request, if there are multiple WLs for the book, you have no idea where in line the auto-requesters are.  So yeah, it's either the auto-requester is first in line for the book and out of credits, or he/she is down the line a bit and the first one is the standard 48-hour kind.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 10:21 AM ET
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If you have an active transaction going, which this would be, it is not covered when you put your account on hold.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 10:52 AM ET
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You're welcome. I'm glad I could help! :)

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 7:37 PM ET
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Or it is possible that it did get auto-requested, that person "caught" it in time and cancelled before you accepted.  It then would have gone to the next wisher in line, who didn't have auto on. 

 

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 11:10 PM ET
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It's been my understanding that even if it's a auto-request, if there are multiple WLs for the book, you have no idea where in line the auto-requesters are.

The book always goes to the next person in line - regardless if they have the book on Auto-request or not. If they don't have the credit to cover it, like someone else said, it will convert to a 48 hr hold giving them the chance to buy credits.