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Subject: Book offered to me on vacation hold
Date Posted: 6/27/2011 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2010
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I was on vacation and out of town and had my account on vacation hold. I got an email saying I did not respond to a book request within a 48 hour timeframe so it was removed from my wishlist. The email didn't tell me which book it is, is there a way I can figure out which book it was? And how a book that was not on auto request offered to me while I was on vacation hold?

ETA: Nevermind about the book, I found it. I got 2 emails stating which book and just overlooked the first one.


I just still don't know how it was offered to me on vacation hold though.

Last Edited on: 6/27/11 4:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/27/2011 4:26 PM ET
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I think you might want to contact PBS directly, to see if there was a glitch of some kind.

You should not have WL books offered to you while on vacation hold if they are not on auto-request. Unless, perhaps the offer came right before you put your account on hold? Is that possible?

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 4:48 PM ET
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I had that happen once, because I said my account would be on hold from 24-29th. The person put the ISBN in the system minutes before midnight and from what I understood that is what the system went on as my account was NOT on hold on 23rd at 11:43pm.

It sucks and I would contact TPTB if it got offered well after you had put your account on vacation hold.  I could tell because the email was sent at that time saying I was offered the book.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 5:31 PM ET
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No, couldn't have. I went out of town on Thursday and the request came in on Saturday. I didn't get back til today, Monday.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 5:52 PM ET
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Did you have the book set to auto-request and then run out of credits? If that happens, the request is treated like one not auto-requested and you get the 48 hour timeframe to respond in.


Date Posted: 6/27/2011 5:54 PM ET
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If it's on autorequest and you are on vacation it 's supposed to skip you and go to the next person in line.

 If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book IS set to auto-request:

  • if you have credit(s) in your account to request the book, it will be requested for you automatically, and sent to the mailing address on your account.
  • if you don't have any credits in your account, you will be passed over for that copy, and retain your place on the Wish List.

Last Edited on: 6/27/11 5:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/27/2011 8:43 PM ET
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That book wasn't on auto request that's why I was confused.