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Topic: If I cancel a WL, do I go to the end of the line?

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Subject: If I cancel a WL, do I go to the end of the line?
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2005
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I was offered a WL book.  I accepted.  Sender went out and came home and found that her dogs had chewed up a corner... she wants to know if I still want the book.  Well, to tell you the truth - I don't want to use a credit to get an unpostable book!!  HUH?

So, who is supposed to cancel the book order?  If I cancel it, do I lose my spot in line (I am assuming I do).  There are 19 in line for it now.

 

Subject: WL book
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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She has to cancel it and you would maintain your place in line

Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:51 PM ET
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If you cancel it, you would be off the WL.  Not at the end, but off.  The sender must cancel it.  They can only do that after you accepted the offer.  They have to select the "Cannot Mail Book" option.

Date Posted: 7/19/2011 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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Make sure the sender cancels it.  If not, you will lose your spot and have to put it on your wishlist again (and be at the bottom)

Date Posted: 7/19/2011 7:54 PM ET
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I agree -- you have to accept (you probably already did), and she has to cancel.

If the sender has already marked the book "mailed" for some reason, she won't be able to cancel it.  In that case, she should send feedback to the PBS Team, tell them what happened, and ask them to cancel it for her.

Date Posted: 7/19/2011 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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The sender's book is no longer postable and therefore should be removed from FIFO (her bookshelf).  It is the senders responsibility to cancel this transaction.

If you get close to time-out and the sender hasn't cancelled yet, contact TPTB.  They can cancel it so you don't loose your WL position.

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 9:46 AM ET
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If it times out on the sender's end, she would automatically go to her original place in the WL line.  She would not need to contact TPTB for that.  Since she already accepted the request, it would have to time out on the sender's end.  

Subject: positive
Date Posted: 7/20/2011 11:14 AM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2005
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Okay, thanks. She ended up cancelling the book after I posted.  She also said it is such a great book that I shouldn't miss it and she has offered to send it to me damaged so I can at least read part of it and also keep my spot in line.

Interesting... I'm now number TWO in line, though!  Wonder why...

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 11:15 AM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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Tell the sender she must be the one to cancel it, otherwise you'll lose your place in the Wish List line. Or tell the sender to just let the request time out. Either way, you'll keep your place in line.

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 2:31 PM ET
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As for returning to the WL as number 2, there are reasons for that.  The person at #1 could have had their account on vacation hold, or received a book RWAP (or lost in the mail), or even had an RC declined by the sender.

Is there a polite way to respond, that you don't really want her germy, chew-toy copy of the book?  surprise

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 3:58 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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You may not have been #1 in line when you were offered the book. You might have been #2 and the person ahead of you coudl have had a RC which was declined.