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Subject: Can't mail Book?
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 8:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Ok so I meant to put my book shelf on hold untill the middle of january but didn't.  Then today I got an order, if I hit I Can't Mail This Book does it take the book off of my bookshelf?  Or does it leave it on my bookshelf and move on to the next book in line?  I'd like to know before I hit that button as I'm not sure when this book will get requested again and I don't want to go to the back of the line for it. 

Also when you use the vacation hold when you turn it off do the books on your bookself come back in the fifo place they were in when you put it on hold or do they go back to the end of the fifo line for the books on your shelf? 

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 8:38 PM ET
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Yes, it will take the book off your shelf, you will lose your place in line.

Vacation hold will preserve your place in line. But it won't help in you for this as you have to have the whole shelf on hold; individual hold removes a book from FiFO, either way these have to be selected before an order comes in.

In this specific case I don't know what to tell you; if you only had to delay a week or two it might be okay to PM the requester to see if they would mind a short delay before you mailed the book. But to ask them to wait over a month would not be fair. You could ask TPTB for assistance but I don't know how they would handle this. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 8:38 PM ET
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If you say you can't mail the book it comes off your bookshelf and you will have to repost it at the end of the line.

When you come off vacation hold your books are in the same FIFO place they were before.

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 8:42 PM ET
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Cannot Mail removes a book from your bookshelf. You will have to remove it and repost and go to the end of the line again. 

Individual book hold removes your book from the FIFO lline and when you unhold it starts at the end of the line.

Vacation hold puts all your books on hold but they continue to move up FIFO. 

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 9:07 PM ET
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Bizzy-- can you just mail out this one book now to settle this issue, then put entire shelf on vacation hold ?

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 9:18 PM ET
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Jeanne G. thats probably what I'll do since there are 35 copies listed and I've have this copy listed for about 3 months now before it finally got ordered.  I'd like it off my shelf.  I just wanted to make sure there wasn't another way to keep my place in line for it.  Its not a big deal just with christmas around the corner I wanted to save as much of my money for presents as possible but another 2.50 isn't a huge deal.  Thanks for setting me straight on the holds though guys!

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 12/4/2012 2:12 PM ET
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That happened to me last week on the other end. Let me tell you as the requestor of the only copy of a book in the system getting an "I meant to put my list on hold" message makes one think very bad things about you.