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Subject: How long to accept offer?
Date Posted: 3/23/2009 11:14 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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Hi there,

When I receive a notice that someone has requested one of my books, I get that notice that says "You have 48 hours to accept..." etc. I have three wish list offers (that *I* requested) sitting on my account page. One of them I requested on 3/19. It's now 3/23. How come the offer is still there? The person has not clicked accept or anything of the sort... how come I have 48 hours and the others have more? Maybe it's something I'm missing? What's sad is, the last 3 WL offers I got are ALL sitting waiting for the folks to accept them. Hey, you posted them, accept them!!!

Date Posted: 3/23/2009 11:33 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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When you get a WL offer you get the 48 hour to accept message. When someone orders your books, you get a message that will say 5 days and X hours to accept. They have 5 days to accept, the X hours is rounding up to when the site action takes place in the middle of the night.

Date Posted: 3/23/2009 12:29 PM ET
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OK, I'm getting it slightly, but I can swear that when someone requests a book from me, I see the same message, "You have 48 hours to accept mailing this book..." right? You first have to accept it within 48 hours, then you have the 5 days and X hours to mail it out, I thought.

Date Posted: 3/23/2009 3:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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No when you are the sender you get 5 days to accept and then up to 7 days after that to mail if you choose Will Mail Later and then choose the last possible date-it'll give you 2 days after that to mark as mailed.

When you are offered a WL book it gives you 48hrs to accept before it cancels it and passes it on to the next person in line.

Date Posted: 3/23/2009 3:46 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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No, the Wishlist offer is given to you when a book on your WL comes up and you're the first in line.  You then have 48 hours to accept it since you didn't have it on auto-request or you don't have the credit.  When you get an order off your bookshelf (as the person you got the WL offer from did) then you have 5 days+ to accept and mail (or accept and choose a date to mail).  The 48 hours is for the wisher and the 5days+  is for the person who has the book.  That's the difference.