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Subject: Curious why this is happening?
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 8:02 AM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2010
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This morning when I checked my account, I have a wish list 48-hour hold for a book that shows 3 copies in the system (reminder list).  Does this mean that 3 people have their books on a vacation hold?  But still my shelf is not on hold why didn't the book just go to the requester?  Curious.  Any thoughts?

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 9:41 AM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
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My take on this is that someone had the book on their wishlist (not autorequest) and went on vacation hold.  In the meantime you posted your copy as did 2 other people.  When the account came off hold, your copy was offered to them and they have the regular 48 hours to respond.

Date Posted: 7/22/2011 2:15 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Sounds like your book has been offered to a requesting member.  Are you sure your copy is #3?  It could have worked it's way to #1, or (as you mentioned) the other available copies could belong to members on vacation hold.  Or, the book could have been requested directly from your bookshelf (but IIRC those have the 1 hr. Buyers Remorse period, not the 48 hr. hold).

The book is on 48 hour hold because the requester does not have it on auto-request, the system is waiting to see if the requester has credits and still wants the book. 

Date Posted: 7/22/2011 2:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The person's wish was on Hold when the available copies were posted. Now they've taken the wish off of Hold and your copy has went into a Wish List hold for them to confirm they still want it.

I have a few books on Hold on my Wish List that have since become available. I think this will be a more frequent occurance since they made the individual Hold on the Wish List available.