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Subject: Is this a glitch or something new I don't know about?
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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Yesterday I received a WL that was water damaged.  I logged on this morning and marked the book RWAP and asked for the credit back.  Shortly thereafter, I got a WL offer from the PBS system for the same book.

?????

I'd heard of people contacting PBS after a WL RWAP and asking to be put back at the front of the list, but as far as I know that doesn't happen automatically does it?  Is that something new?

In this particular case I don't think it's worth pulling another WL copy out of the system- I will make do with this one, crispy damaged pages and all.  So, I will probably just turn down the WL offer.  But it's weird.

BTW, someone is going to feel compelled to comment that if I'm going to make do  with this damaged copy that I shouldn't ask for the credit back.   You know who you are.  Resist the temptation- I couldn't disagree more.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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This new(er), in the last couple of months anyway. Any RWP now apparently goes back on your WL automatically. You used to have to ask, I did on a few so I know it wasn't always automatic.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:27 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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Yes, it is now is the same as when a book is lost in the mail. You automatically go back to your first place spot in line for that book when it is marked RWP.



Last Edited on: 2/13/09 11:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:52 AM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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Gotcha- thanks, it just surprised me that's all!  And I've had a few weird glitches in the last month so I was curious.  Thanks for the info.