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Subject: Holding a wishlisted book
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 7:18 AM ET
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I searched for a way to do this but couldn't find an answer. I posted a WL book and got an email, nicely asking if I could hold the book, she's waiting on credits from books she's already mailed out. I'd be happy to do this but don't know how.

Thanks for any help you can offer!!

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 7:32 AM ET
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To answer your question, No.  There is no way to put a WL book on hold once you have posted it.  It is in the system and is going to stay in the system until someone requests it.

She has options - she can purchase a credit from the kiosk.  Or she can go to the book bazaar and request someone to lend her a credit.

This happened to me once, and here is what I did........ keep in mind that there is a fair amount of trust involved.   I actually buddied her a credit to order the book from me.  When her credits came in (it was only a day later), she buddied the credit back to me. 

Luckily, she was honest or it could have backfired on me - but she was a longtime member and I had no reason to not trust her.   I just took the chance and it worked out. 

But understand that there is risk involved, so you have to work from your own comfort level.



Last Edited on: 3/29/09 7:40 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 8:24 AM ET
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Like Terri said, there's no way to hold it for her - she has 48 hours to accept the request. 

She can get credits from the kiosk or the book bazaar. 

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 8:29 AM ET
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Like Terri said, there's no way to hold it for her - she has 48 hours to accept the request. 

 

Yes but after she accepts it in the 48 hours don't you then have 5 days to say you are mailing it?  I would think as long as the transaction was completed in the given time frame it would be ok but of course I am new here so who knows.  Kim S

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 8:35 AM ET
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Yes, but Kim, the requestor needs to HAVE a credit to accept the order for the five-day waiting period for the SENDER to kick in. There is no way for the sender to hold the request beyond that 48 hours.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 8:38 AM ET
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Ohhhhhhh I knew I was missing something!  Thanks!  Kim S

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 10:06 AM ET
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Thanks for the information, I knew I'd find the help I needed here. :)

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 10:32 AM ET
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I had a sender ask me that recently. She had Wish Listed a book I had just posted and she asked if I could hold it for her while she waited for some credits to come in on books she had sent out. Since she was the only one wishing for it, she refused the request and then I removed the book from my shelf. About a week and a half later, she PMed me saying she could take the book now. I posted to her Wish List and the transaction followed smoothly.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:06 AM ET
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If there are other people in line for the book there is really no way to do it unless you buddy her a credit to accept the book.  Then you can let it sit for 5 days before accepting the request and then choose the lass possible mail by date and that gives her 10 days to gets a credit and buddies it to you-then you'll get the other credit back when teh book is marked received.  Then you could just cancel the request if she doesn't give you the credit by the mailing day.  You can't cancel it until it gets picked up by someone-if she declines the book gets removed from her WL and offered to the next person. Unless you put your shelf on hold before she declines.  Then she can re-WL and you can post it directly to her when she gets a credit.

I kind of have the opinion that you should always keep a few credits in the bank for WL books.  If you get down to 0 then you put your account on hold if you are just waiting for books to me marked received, or you buy a few credits-or you find some WL books to post and earn some credits or offer a deal on your shelf.  This is what I do when my credit stash gets low.  I always keep a buffer of 10 credits to cover WL offers because I have had weeks where I've had 10 or more WL offers come to me.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:15 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 6/2/09 5:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: Holding a Wishlisted Book
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:27 PM ET
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How do you give someone a credit?

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:47 PM ET
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You click the blue linked part of their name and go to their profile. There'll be a give credits button there.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:48 PM ET
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From their Profile or their Bookshelf you hit the [Give Credits] button and select how many credits you want to give them.