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Subject: Entering Wish List Books
Date Posted: 9/14/2009 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2009
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Usually, when I post a WL book, it shows up immediately in my account, under "books requested from me" or "wish list holds."  But sometimes when I enter a WL book, it doesn't show up for a while.  If I look on my bookshelf, there's an exclamation point by that book and hovering over it brings up:

Pending request, 1 hour maximum.  All requests are held in a queue for 1 hour to allow for buyer's remorse.  At the end of the hour you will be notified via email of this request.

Why do some show up immediately and others take a while?

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Auto-request will show on your bookshelf for the 1-hr buyer's remorse period and then go straight to a request.

Non-auto-request will go into the Wish List Hold and show up on that tab.

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2009
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I've had auto-request books show up immediately, not just the wish list holds.  This is what puzzles me.

Date Posted: 9/15/2009 11:22 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2008
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When a WL book is on auto-request it will show up as a 48 hour wish list hold if the person doesn't have a credit. I'm not sure if that was what you were wondering about.

Date Posted: 9/15/2009 1:19 PM ET
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The situation Debra explains is the only way a WL book on Auto-request will show up in the Wish List Hold tab.

If you post a WL book that goes into a 1hr buyer's remorse it will show up on the requester's Book I've Requested tab immediately. If they hit the PM button on that tab and send you a PM, that will cancel the buyer's remorse and you will see it as a Requested From You right away. I sometimes to that for people that are posting directly to me so they don't have to wait the hour.