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Subject: How long again?
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 10:13 AM ET
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Hi,

   Would someone please re-fresh me on exactly how long a sender has to respond to a request?  The book I requested was accepted on March 19, but they still haven't printed the wrapper or mailed yet.  I was thinking it was about 5 days.  I am getting impatient! LOL 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 10:47 AM ET
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It's about 5 days (maybe a few hours over, depending on when the system updates).

However, if the first person didn't respond it would have been passed to the next--and the 5 days starts over. 

At least you're cleaning out non-available books from the system!

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 10:48 AM ET
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It gives 5 days to the last mail by date and then they have 2 days after that to mark it mailed-they can still print the wrapper during this time.

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 10:55 AM ET
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Sometimes the 5 days looks like 6 depending on what time of day the book was ordered. Also, when the 5 days are up it goes to the new person very quietly and then they have 5 days to response... and so it goes. 

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 11:29 AM ET
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Maybe they are waiting for the last possible minute because they need money for postage or can't get to the post office. I have two requested from me right now that I am waiting until the last day because I am waiting for payday.

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 12:00 PM ET
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Once it is accepted they can select the farthest out mail date and that will give them 5 more days to mail, plus two after that to mark it mailed. Since they accepted it on March 19th they system will give them until the night of the 26th to get it marked mailed.

Subject: How long again?
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 12:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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Thanks all for your responses!   I know I am probably just being impatient, but I am anxious to get the book.   Hopefully they will realize it's getting down to the deadline and get on the ball! 

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 1:39 PM ET
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I have PM'd people on the last day to remind them to mark it mailed.  Just a polite PM saying "hey it's about to time out and just wanted to see if you mailed the book and just forgot to mark it mailed.  I don't want to end up with 2 copies" or something like that. Because the system will reorder the book for you if there's another copy available. It'll go back on your WL if it's WL book. If they don't mark it mailed and mailed it anyway-and you end up with 2 copies-you only have to mark the one that marked it mailed on time as received. 

Subject: How long again?
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 4:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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Everything's cool! The sender mailed my book today!  Yeah!!!!