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Subject: Deadline to be Mailed
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2013
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I was wondering what happens when the deadline to be mailed passes and a book (as far as I know) as not been marked mailed? I had ordered a kids' book that has the deadline of 11pmET tonight to be marked as mailed. The only info other than that I see is the request was accepted. I certainly understand that life and also weather can affect mailing and if it still shows the same thing later this evening my time (I live on West Coast) I will send a friendly PM to the sender. I have had requests time out because the member never accepted but I've never been in this situation before. Thank you very much.

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 5:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The deadline to be marked mailed is 2-3 days after the deadline to be mailed. If they miss the deadline to be marked mailed, the transaction will be cancelled, the book removed from the poster's Bookshelf, then your request will be passed on to the next person with the book.

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 5:26 PM ET
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Thank you Melanie, I appreciate your reply. I checked and it does say tonight is the deadline for the book to be marked mailed. I just didn't want to lose a credit twice. Thanks again and hope your Sunday has been good.

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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Or if there is not another copy in the database, it will go on your wishlist.

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 6:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It won't roll over to the next poster or cancel the transaction right at 11pm.  It happens at like 3am or around there.  If I see that they printed the label and it times out, I will usually message and ask if they mailed the book and just forgot to mark it mailed.  I've only ever gotten a response 1 time and she did indeed forget and I was able to put the WL book on hold to prevent a 2nd copy from being posted.  I didn't delete it in case the book didn't arrive but it did.

If it rolls to another person and you end up with 2 copies because the first person didn't mark it mailed, you only need to credit the 2nd sender.  But if the 1st sender contacts you and says they did mail it, you should still try to cancel the 2nd request if you can. 

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 7:08 PM ET
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Thanks also to Sarah and Mary for your replies. I did just send the member a friendly PM. Mary, I have noticed that often times at 8pm my time (11ET) nothing has changed and was wondering about that but figured there was some type of gap, thanks for that info. :)