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Subject: Mail by date..
Date Posted: 7/2/2010 8:11 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2009
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Recently I ordered some books they were accepted but there was no member will mail by date. Has something changed and I missed it???

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 9:08 AM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2005
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My understanding is if the sender accepts the request using the 'I can mail within 2 days', then the requestor will just see that the book was accepted. If the sender selects 'I can mail later' then the requestor sees a specific date.

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 10:26 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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You should be able to hover over the grey ! thing and it will say when the sender has to mark it mailed. That means they said they would mail 2 days prior to the mark mailed day. 

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The Help Center explains those notations well:

There are three steps to the sending process (acceptance - printing - mailing).

  • Acceptance
    • If you see "Waiting for Member"
      • this means the sender has not yet agreed to send the book (he or she has 5 days to respond).
    • If you see "Accepted" (with NO "will mail-by" date specified)
      • this means that the sender has agreed to send the book by clicking "I can mail in the next 2 days", and has 5 days from the date of acceptance in which to mark the book mailed.  (The deadline is at the end of the fifth day.)
    • If you see "Accepted" ("will mail-by" date specified)
      • this means that the sender has agreed to send the book by clicking "I can mail later", and has until 2 days after the mail-by date shown to mark the book mailed.  (The deadline is at the end of the second day.)
Date Posted: 7/2/2010 2:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2009
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Thanks everyone as always such wonderful folks here...smiley