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Subject: Feel bad about turning down a WL book
Date Posted: 10/29/2007 6:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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But I don't remember putting it on my WL.  I just looked it up on Amazon to look it up and have no memory of it all.  I'll have to go through my WL and make sure there aren't any others on there I don't want.

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 7:41 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Hey, at least you declined it!  My pet peeve is when a book is WL'd and the person doesn't respond at all to the email...so it just sits in limbo for a few days.  So, its a good thing you at least responded.

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 8:32 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I had to turn down a wish list book due to lack of credits!!! 

Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 10/30/2007 9:48 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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You don't need to feel badly about declining it.  When you declined it rolled over to the next person that had it on the WL.  Unless it was a very unusual book that no one else had on their wish list, I'm sure the person was able to find a taker.  In fact, in my experience of listing books that are on others WL, unless I watch the dates closely, I'm not even really aware of if the first person declined or if the person who eventually accepts was the first person or the fifth person it was offered to.

I do agree with the previous comment though that "at least you declined it" so it would move on to the next requester.  If someone just ignores the email it sits in limbo much longer than necessary.

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 4:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2007
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I do agree with the previous comment though that "at least you declined it" so it would move on to the next requester.  If someone just ignores the email it sits in limbo much longer than necessary.

I totally agree.  I just posted a WL book that had only one wisher, but the wisher declined it within hours instead of letting it time out.  I was grateful for their prompt decision and reply, so I could go ahead and pass that book on to the thrift store.