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Subject: my lost books
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 3:37 PM ET
Member Since: 10/20/2009
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I have read alot pf posts lately about lost books, and it made me curious about any I have on my account.  It shows several; three to me that I can remember, 2 that are recent that I sent.  Two books I re-ordered, some I bought from Amazon, one or two I don't think I even realized they didn't come.  There is one, though from 2009 that finally did show up after a few months because I did not re-order it or get it from Amazon, but it is here at my house.  I kind of remember thinking "wow, it made it" but I must not have marked it received because it still shows as Lost. My question is- is it ever too late to mark a book as received? 

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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If you go to your transaction archive and find the book, you can mark it received at any time.     

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 5:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Always mark them -- by not marking them you could be denying a member their credit.

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 10:23 PM ET
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Now another question-  I started to mark the book received and a page came up saying that the book would now be removed from my wish list (after I mark it received).  I looked at my wish list, and there is nothing there. If lost books are put on our wish list, shouldn't I have the ones there that I didn't re-order? Sorry-  maybe I'm over thinking things!

Date Posted: 7/30/2011 10:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2005
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If the book is readily available for order, it wouldn't go on your wishlist. Only those books that are not currently in your system can go on your wishlist.

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 6:12 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Only mark books Received from your Transaction Archive if you are sure you haven't marked them Received already from another member!  If you do, you'll be giving credit to members who's books you never got, where the order cancelled because they never marked the order Mailed.  You may see Was Book Received buttons on several orders that you swear you already got the book.  Don't mark them Received!!  Be very careful!

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 1:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Be VERY careful in your transaction archive.  Cancelled books are also there.  You WILL have a credit taken when you mark the book received.  Try sorting by Title and see if you received another copy of the same book.

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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Yes, make sure that you didn't later receive the book from another member, and that you are not marking received a copy you never actually got. I made that mistake once. Ended up giving two senders credits even though I only received one copy of the book.

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 2:07 PM ET
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I would also be cautious about marking 'lost' books received much later.  If you received a PBS book in the mail (even one designated as lost) didn't you mark it at that time  (or determine that it shouldn't be marked because of late mailing)?  Going back now and trying to remember what happened could be very confusing.

Date Posted: 7/31/2011 7:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2009
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Victoria -- You may not be seeing it on your WL if you have your WL sorted by author. When I sort my WL by author instead of one of the other options, a few of my books drop off the list. Once I thought I had removed all versions of a book on my WL; then someone posted it to me -- that's when I realized that sorting by author (which is my preference) does not necessarily match sorting by title (or other options). But I think that it is never too late to mark a book received if you know that you are giving the correct sender credit. In fact, it is only fair to give the sender credit if the sender posted the book to you and you did not get a second copy because the sender mailed late or did not mark it mailed.