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Subject: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets wishlist question . . .
Date Posted: 4/10/2008 5:52 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
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Okay, my turn has come up for this book.  This is my third incomplete transaction.  The first two posters never responded so my request timed-out.  The third said she posted it accidently.  Are there some strange circumstances surrounding the HP books?  LOL.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 6:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I am having the same thing with Evanovich's Four - first person said they'd mail it, never marked it mailed so it timed out, they PMed me that they mailed it, but no book yet too weeks later; the second offer timed out; I now have a 3 offer that is marked that it will be mailed.

I wonder if Potter has people posting it before they are done reading to get the offer and acceptable process started, and then can't finish such a big book quick enough? I got my copy of HP7 offered, accepted, and to me in less than a week I think.

Sending you good WL thoughts :)

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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How can you accidently post a book?  I dont let my send outs to mingle with my keeps. It would not do for them to accquire the travel bug :)

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 6:41 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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I accidently posted two books yesterday.    I wanted to post the books to a friend for a gift for one year of not smoking.   I posted them - THEN remembered my shelf was on hold.   Ohhhhh  - I took the shelf off hold.  The books posted to the first persons on the wish list.   I had to send an oppppp sorry - my mistake PM.        So yes, even a seasonal PBS person such as I CAN accidently post a book.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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Maybe they meant to add the book to their wishlist and hit the wrong button?

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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I've had problems with HP books as well.

The first one I got was lost in the mail and the second one had water damage. Luckily the third one arrived two days ago and was fine, except they wrapped a 2.5" thick book only in the printer paper and it was opened on the edges.

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 12:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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Uh, oh, I'm waiting for HP4 right now and it seems to be taking its time.  Hopefully hasn't gotten sucked into this  HP black hole!  ;->

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 1:50 PM ET
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I've posted the wrong book before. It is an easy mistake to make.

What happened with me was I had a book that was a part of a set. I opened the book typed in the ISBN and posted the book. Right away it showed up on someones wish list. I mailed it to her only to get a VERY ANGRY & RUDE message. She said I sent the wrong book and I was sure I didn't since I posted the book, saw the wish list request and mailed it all within less than hour.

Well it turned out that inside the book there were 2 sets of ISBN's. Oddly it listed Volume 1 first then the volume I had which was Volume 4. So when I typed in the ISBN I typed in the first one I saw which was volume 1. (sigh)

I've seen the same mistake when I sell on Ebay. Someone will post a book and it will turn out they posted the standered ISBN when it is a LARGE PRINT book.

As for the Harry Potter books I think we have the one you mentioned on our wish list too.

Sorry for the delay and problems you are having. I find is so annoying when not just one person but 2 or 3 don't answer the requests.