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Subject: How long should I wait????????
Date Posted: 9/21/2008 1:32 PM ET
Member Since: 9/15/2008
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I have requested a book from a member that I really want and I am still waiting for the member to respond to the request.  How long should I wait for him/her to respond before canceling the order?  Is there a way to see if another member has the title?

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 1:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2008
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Don't cancel. If the person doesn't respond within 5 days, it cancels itself. I think you get a message stating that the request timed out. If it's a book you really want, you can reorder it from someone else and if it's a WL book you'll get the next one that gets posted into the system.


ETA: Here's the LINK from the HELP page.


Last Edited on: 9/21/08 1:41 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/21/2008 1:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2005
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Yep, if there's another copy in the system, it will automatically reorder from the next person in line, so you don't have to do anything.   :)

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 2:10 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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Exactly. If you cancel and the book is on anyone's wishlist they (and there could be many they's) will get chosen before you.

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 3:11 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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The following Help Center pages are very helpful in explaining about letting an order timeout and other deadlines for ordering and sending books.

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 5:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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What everyone above me said. :)