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Subject: Books Not Showing On My Shelf
Date Posted: 5/6/2011 8:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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Why would 2 books I added to my Shelf this morning not be there? Everything seems to be fine: author, title, ISBN, binding, everything. When I put in each ISBN in the search bar the book pages come up and they show as being on my Bookshelf. When I do a manual search and a "search" by ISBN, title or author - neither shows as being on my Shelf.

What did I do wrong? Everything seems to be fine, but I must be missing something somewhere.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2010
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That's odd, and I can't think of a reason for it.  I hope someone else can, because now I'm interested to find out.

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 9:09 PM ET
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I figured out what my problem is: ME. blush

The last sort I did on my Shelf this morning was books I had put on "hold" (someone wanted 7 of my books and wanted a deal so I put those 7 on hold so no one else could request them).  Soooo, I kept searching through the holding shelf, not my active shelf.

Figured it was something really simple - and definitely a "duh" moment on my part.

Gail - blushing furiously

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 1:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Gail--Just want to make sure you know that when you place books on your bookshelf on hold you lose your place in the FIFO line.  (The bookshelf individual hold works very differently than the wish list individual hold.)  So if the deal falls through and you take those books off of hold, it'll be like you were just posting them and they'll go to the end of the FIFO line.

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 7:09 PM ET
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I realize this happened, Laura, but the books don't have many copies in the system so it won't be a long line to get back into. I hope. indecision

Don't know if the deal will fall through - she seems to be big on deals from the posts I've read - so there's a good chance it'll be a go - if not, it'll teach me a lesson. I don't advertise doing deals but try to accommodate if I can. We'lll see what happens.

Gail