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Subject: book ordered off my "on hold" bookshelf
Date Posted: 4/30/2010 8:04 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2009
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Can anybody tell me how this happened?  Somebody ordered a book from my shelf this morning. I accepted the request and put my shelf on hold because I don't really have extra $$ for postage this month. This afternoon,  long after I put my shelf on hold, somebody was able to order another book from my shelf. Now I'm afraid there will be more orders and I don't know what to do.

Glenda

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 8:17 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Any order that started before you place the hold will still go through.  And an order won't generally show up on your account page until an hour after it has been placed.  (There's a one-hour "buyer's remorse" delay.)  Maybe  that could explain it. 



Last Edited on: 4/30/10 8:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/30/2010 8:47 PM ET
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hmmm... I thought there was more time in between than that, but maybe not. It could possibly have been really close. Thanks, Patty. I didn't think of that.

Glenda

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 8:51 PM ET
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Books that you post after the vacation hold also have a tendency to go through.

Date Posted: 5/1/2010 7:22 PM ET
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I often post books while my shelf is on hold and they NEVER go through until I take my shelf off hold.  I do this a lot with wish list books.  List them all for a couple of months, then take my shelf off hold and do all my mailing at once.