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Subject: Book won't post
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 9:27 PM ET
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I had 2 copies of a book. When I posted one to my bookshelf it immediatly went on wish list hold (I then checked and found out it had 115 wishers, I didn't know it was that popular). So after 2 days, the person finally accepted it today and I marked that I would send it. I then tried to post the other book, hoping that maybe I could mail them both at the same time, It said that the book was posted to my bookshelf, but it is not on my bookshelf and it is not on wishlist hold. Where is it???

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 9:39 PM ET
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You might be in the blind one hour hold for auto-request books. 

Or it might be that the system does not let us post two copies of the book at once.  I think the first copy has to be marked as mailed?

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 10:40 PM ET
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I think the first copy has to be marked as mailed.  When you are reposting the book with a pending transaction it thinks you are posting the same copy.  Once you mark it mailed, it'll create a new WL offer for the 2nd copy.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 12:16 AM ET
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I had this problem when I had several copies of the same book. You can not offer the next book until the first one is marked as mailed. It was tedious, and it took me a while to get all the books offered, accepted, and mailed.

I believe they do this to avoid people accidentally double-posting a single book.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 11:48 AM ET
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Only people with the Gold Key membership can post more than one copy of a book at one time.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 1:10 PM ET
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Whitney--I don't think Gold Key members can post more than one copy at a time...what Gold Key members have the ability to do is request more than one copy at a time.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 2:24 PM ET
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Yes, over the years I've picked up several copies of a WLed book, and found I could only post them one at a time.  The previous book had to be marked mailed before the system would accept my posting another copy.  Good luck.  At least you know that neither copy will sit on your shelf long. Pat

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 2:56 PM ET
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You can only post the second copy once the first is marked mailed.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 4:06 PM ET
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There is a loop hole in this policy.  We can post two copies of a book if we received two from PBS.  Such as a book that was not marked mailed.