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Subject: Lendle.me-super slow for others?
Date Posted: 10/21/2012 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Am I the only one lendle.me is agonizingly slow for?  It's taking me 5min so far to look up 1 book.

Date Posted: 10/21/2012 6:25 PM ET
Member Since: 12/14/2009
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It's not you...it's them.  They're always slow.  And I've had it happen that they get slow and then I get an error screen.

Date Posted: 10/21/2012 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Good to know it's not just slow for me I guess.  The super slowness of the site is one of the reasons I don't use it all that much.  I don't have the patience to wait several minutes for it just to load up.

Date Posted: 10/24/2012 5:11 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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I put up with the slow, I've already gotten $160 in amazon gift cards from them :) 

Date Posted: 10/24/2012 5:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I never manage to lend any books. The only lend requests I ever get come in the middle of the night and are fulilled by the time I get the email.  It's like people only borrow books at 3:am.  I've been on it or almost a year now and have only lende out maybe 8 books.  And I check my email several times a day. I refuse to get up in the middle of the night to check it.  Even when I manage to see the email withing a few minutes of it being sent, by the time lendle.me even opens for me I have alwasy been beaten by someone else.

Date Posted: 10/24/2012 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2006
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I joined today after seeing the part about gift cards. I managed to get my books to offer loaded in and had one requested but the site keeps coming up dead to go request any myself. Is that normal?

Date Posted: 10/25/2012 12:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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They've been getting slower and slower. I know they're trying to sell the site, so may be at the point their servers can't handle the traffic but can't afford to upgrade them.

And I don't particularly like the way they send out requests to everyone with a copy of the book. Yes, it'll get loans out really fast, but like Mary most of the requests come in the middle of the night and are long gone by the time I get a notice. I know everyone is wanting to earn the $10 Amazon card, but last year earned one in 3 months, and now it's been 10 months and I'm still not that close to earning another. I can't get many loaned out. I'm suspecting that being a Patron give people first dibs, but since I'm not one can't tell for sure.

Anyone want anything I have, this should be the URL.

http://lendle.me/users/25976/

I don't care about credits, so just PM me with your Amazon email and the book you'd like and I'll send it over. My list should be up-to-date, but don't know how many may have times out while I wasn't looking.