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Subject: How to tell if a book was mailed
Date Posted: 4/1/2009 1:20 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2009
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I have only requested one book so far at PBS because I am fairly new here.  It still says the same thing it did as soon as I requested it.  It says it will be mailed by 4/11/2009 by 11 pm.  Does this mean that it has not been mailed yet?  And how long do people have to mail things?  Thanks!  Kim S.

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The book will move to the Enroute to Me tab once it has been marked mailed.

Either that is a typo or the system has a glitch because there is no way someone could have chosen 4/11 as a mail date. When they chose the I can Mail Later button (which is the only time you will get he will be mailed by date) they can select to mail it up to 5 days later, with two additional to mark it mailed. The latest mail by date you should see at this point is 4/6.

Two books I accepted requests for this morning say I will mail by 4/6 and that I must mark them as mailed by 4/8. The longest anyone should be taking to mail a book, without talking to you first, is that 7 day date.

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 1:47 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2009
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Oops I actually meant 4/01

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 4:50 PM ET
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then they have 2 days past the 4/01 to actually mark it mailed

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 5:27 PM ET
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If they don't mark it mailed by 11pm on 4/3 (sender's time) then it'll request the book from the next person who has it or it'll go back on your WL.

The system gives 5 days for a sender to accept a book request and then up to 5days to mail it out plus 2 days after that to mark it mailed.