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Subject: How long does a member have to print label?
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 3:06 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2005
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I have a wish listed book that was offered and accepted by me on 4/21/08.  The other member has not printed the label in ...what?.... these last 10 days.  Does PBS ever cancel the book in situations like this?  If I cancel, I'll drop back to the end of the line, right?  Help!

 

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 5:28 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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ok, it has only been 8 days...you accepted on 04/21/08 and today is 04/29/08, depending on the time of day you accepted the book the first day may or may not count...so, from the time you accepted it the sender has up to 5 days to accept the book and then up to another 5 days depending on which option they chose, "main in 2 days" or "I can mail later," to mail it...then two days after that to mark it mailed....so, they may be waiting til right before they are actually going to mail it to print the label.

Yes, PBS will move your request on to the next person with the book or put you back first in line if you are patient and wait for it to run it's course but, if you are impatient and cancel the transaction you will go to the end of the line.

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Some people only mail every 2 wks for time or budget reasons.  So they let a request sit for as long as they can before accepting it and then choose the longest mailing option.  I've let requests sit before when I've had a busy week or I have a WL  book pending and want to mail them both out at the same time. 

Whatever you do-don't cancel the request. You'll have to go back to the end of the line.  If you're the only one waiting and you cancel it won't let you put the book on WL again.  It'll put this person's copy on their shelf and when you order the book it'll just go to them again or you'll have to wait until another copy gets posted.  Let the system cancel it for you.

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 3:22 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2005
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oops... I was looking at it wrong.  Here's what it says:

Requested On: 4/21/08 9:18 AM ET
Status: Accepted - Printed

It's still showing under the books requested tab.  Apparently, the label was printed but the book hasn't been mailed.  Is that correct? How long does the other member have to mail it?  It just seems like a long time.  If she isn't going to mail it, I'd like to know so I can just buy it.

 

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 9:46 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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well, you need to look at when she printed the label...you can do that under "details."  But, she could have up to 5 days to mail it and another 2 to mark it mailed...