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Subject: declining wish list books...
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:50 AM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2005
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I had to decline my first wishlist book this morning.  I really hate doing that.  Another version got posted to my wishlist last week and I am just waiting for it to get here so I did not delete the other versions just in case.  But I definitely did not want two of the book.  Would you send a PM to the person you had to decline or not worry about it?  It is a book that has a good size wishlist, so I am sure they will have a taker on it.

Thanks in advance.....

Tricia

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 10:10 AM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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I wouldn't give it a second thought, especially since there's a good size list on it.  It will just go to the next person.  There are all kinds of reasons to decline a wish list book. And since it *does* have a long list, it's reasonable to assume that not everyone is going to wait a long time for a book.  Some folks will have found the book some other place, too, and just not taken it off the list. 

I think what "gets" people is when it just sits there for two days without any action. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 10:26 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/5/2008 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2005
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alright, thanks so much.  I still feel a little bad, but it was posted last night and I got to the request right away this morning.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 1:48 PM ET
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Tricia, I just had the same thing happen...for the 2nd time since I joined PBS.  Like you, I felt bad but at least I cancelled the request pretty soon after it was offered.