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Subject: How did that happen?
Date Posted: 4/19/2010 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2010
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I placed a book on my wishlist. On Friday I was #2 out of 4 on the list. Today I am #3 out of 5.

Cheers, chele

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 1:07 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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When this happens it's usually due to a member having had their list or account on hold when you added the book to your Wish List.  When they removed the hold they had in place they were put back in line, in this case first or second for that particular title.

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 1:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Or, people may have received a copy but marked it RWAP, and they get placed back at the front of the line, too.

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Date Posted: 4/19/2010 1:13 PM ET
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I see....thanks for the replies.

cheers, chele

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 2:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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From the Help Center:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.