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Subject: lots more WL offers now?
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I've gotten several WL offers this past week......wondering if others have too and if this is an after-holidays trend due to people being back to regular schedules and posting books they got as gifts and read during the month of January?

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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I've averaged 4/5 WL books a month since I joined and hold steady at those numbers with only minor deviations in either direction.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 2:06 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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I'm exactly the opposite. I averaged 10 books per month for the last half of last year, and only 2 in January.

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 3:50 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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I've gotten 5 WL offers within the last couple of weeks.  I had a lot of my WL on hold over the holidays though so I took them off hold & started getting offers again.

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 4:34 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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Not me; in the last 30 days I've had three wishes 'granted', but one of those fizzled for some reason as the sender never followed through.

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 4:51 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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I've gone through a dry spell as to receiving WL books.  Now I'm being offered quite a few.  I put it down to people posting books they got for Christmas.  Or now that the holidays are over, people have more money to spend on postage.

Date Posted: 2/1/2014 8:54 PM ET
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ha,ha I've had another WL offer since I posted this earlier today!

Date Posted: 2/2/2014 6:57 PM ET
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I just got another one too, which all of my list is on auto request so maybe that helps a bit, but I'm excited to be getting so many! cool

Date Posted: 2/2/2014 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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I've been offered 3 WL books in the last three days, one has already been mailed, one has been accepted to be mailed tomorrow, and the most recent is still for the sender, so I hope it comes through. 

Date Posted: 2/2/2014 11:41 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2008
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I haven't gotten a WL book in MONTHS.... Even though I'm the only person with that title on my WL or I'm #1 on the WL for over a 1/3 of my WL.  You guys are so lucky!

Date Posted: 2/3/2014 9:45 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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Dry spell as well.

Date Posted: 2/3/2014 9:46 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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This does tend to be the time of year when there is a definite upswing in WL books being posted. Having said that, I haven't gotten many WL books offered to me lately but a few months ago I was getting multiple WL offers every day for several weeks, it was just crazy! I guess it really depends on what is on your wishlist...obscure books don't pop up often but if you are wishing for mainstream bestsellers that lots of people received as gift for Christmas, then this is the time of year that those WL lines move quickly!

Date Posted: 2/3/2014 5:20 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes, I've noticed differences in the time of year.  Often more books are posted early in the year...I assume winter weather keeps people reading indoors and also posting books received as Christmas Gifts.  Summer can be sluggish as people are out of town and on holiday, and picks up around back-to-school time.  I notice alot of time-outs and lost (or never mailed) transactions between Thanksgiving and Christmas while folks are busy and distracted.