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Subject: "This item is on hold"
Date Posted: 2/23/2010 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2005
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What does this mean on wishlists?  I was going over mine tonight and came across several with pink backgrounds and that note with them.  I've never seen this before.  Is it new?

Date Posted: 2/23/2010 11:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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This was a change in the October Wish List Changes! detailed in the What New! section. If you get an offer for a book that you have multiple versions of, the system will automatically Hold the other versions that are tied to it through the Wish List Expander.

New feature! Putting your whole Wish List on hold:

  • To do this, you choose "check all" at the top of the list and then click "Hold checked"
    • this will preserve your "place in line" in the Wish List but your Wish will not be active
    • this hold will also make auto-requested wishes INACTIVE.
    • You can do this page by page or do the whole Wish List by checking the additional box that appears when you check the "check all" box
  • You may want to do this for example if you have no credits to accept Wish List books, but you still want your Bookshelf to be active

New feature! You can also put individual items on hold if you are not ready to accept those items when they are offered to you

  • to do this, check the box to the left of the item and click Hold Checked. 
  • This will preserve your "place in line" for the book but make the wish INACTIVE
  • Note: items on hold still count toward the 200-item limit on the Wish List. 

New feature!   Default auto-request option

  • You can now set the default at the top of the Wish List to choose auto-request for your future wishes - if you check this box, it will not affect any existing Wishes on your list, but all Wishes added while the box is checked will be set to auto-request by default.
  • Unchecking the box will not affect the settings on any items already on your list, but all wishes added to your list while the box is UNchecked will be added with the 48-hour offer option (NOT set to auto-request).

New feature!  Auto-request options are now color-coded for at-a-glance list management

  • Items set to auto-request will be green
  • Items on hold will be red
  • Items not on hold and not set to auto-request will have no color applied.
  • If you put an auto-request item on hold, it will turn red.
Date Posted: 2/24/2010 12:48 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2006
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Also, something that I just discovered today.  I ordered one of my wishlisted books from the PBS Market and in doing so, it automatically put the book on hold on my wishlist, with a pink background.

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 3:10 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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That's interesting Hunter. When I ordered two during testing I had to manually put the Hold them.

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 11:14 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2008
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In your settings there is an option to turn on/off regarding putting books on hold that you ordered from Marketplace.

Last Edited on: 2/24/10 11:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/24/2010 11:39 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It'll automatically do it if you get a WL offer for one version.  It puts the others on hold so you can still move up the line but not be offered the book.  So you no longer have to decide if you should delete them or not or risk having to accept 2 copies because one is enroute adn you are afraid to turn down the 2nd and have th 1st go lost. 

I've found that I still have to go in and manually delete them when the copy enroute to me is received.