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Subject: Lost Book Question
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 8:30 PM ET
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Ok...I have a book on it's way to me that will go "Lost" as of 2/12.  When I ordered the book, it was available to anyone.  Now there are no copies available and 5 people are wishing for it.   So here's my question...  Since the book was never on my Wishlist,  where does it end up once it's declared lost?  On my Wishlist (at what place would I be), on my Reminder list, or the Twilight Zone?

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 8:35 PM ET
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That's a good question.  I would hope it will go to your WL and you would be #1.  That's not necessarily true, just my opinion

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 8:53 PM ET
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I am not sure either.... you may want to contact PBS and ask them directly.  They usually get back to you in a day or two. 

It is possible though that your book will still come in the mail.  I have had a number of  books be declared lost only to recieve them a couple of days later.  PBS DOES recommend you wait a couple of weeks before re-requesting your book because of this.

I hope you still get your book!

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 8:57 PM ET
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I've had 2 books get lost in the mail. It's a little frustrating, because you're told to wait a bit, because it may still show, but both times it put me right on the top of the W/L again. I was afraid to request it, and have the other one show, but I ended up missing out both times.


Good luck!

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 10:22 PM ET
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I had one like that. I don't remember if it went to my WL on its own or if it went to my reminder, I just remember I was at the end of the line.

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 11:16 PM ET
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If there are no copies available when the book is declared lost, it will go on your WL. If there are copies available it goes on your Reminder List. 

The requestor will get credit back, and the book will go onto the Wish List (if there are no available copies in the system) or the Reminder List (if there are other copies available to request).  If the book was a Wish List book when it was requested before, the requestor will go back to #1 in line for the book.

Edited because I need to learn how to read!

Last Edited on: 2/11/09 12:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/11/2009 2:34 AM ET
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I would definitely wait a while to reorder as some members do not mail the books as they stated...and you could end up with 2 books for which you will you will owe a credit for each.

You MUST mark it received even if it is a duplicate...according to club rules.

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 9:50 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/11/2009 11:12 AM ET
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"You would go to the bottom of the WL line because the book wasn't on your WL. If the book had been on your WL you would be placed back at #1."

It was declared lost as of today and I'm now at the #1 spot on the Wishlist of 7.   I had a feeling from the moment I ordered the book (and another one from the same person) that it wouldn't show up.   I think this was a case of a new member just wanting the free listing credits.  : (

Last Edited on: 2/11/09 9:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/11/2009 12:59 PM ET
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You go onto the wish list according to the date of your original request. It sounds like everybody who wished for this book did it after you had already ordered it. If there had been somebody on the wish list who had her account on hold at the time you requested it, then she would be ahead of you now.