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Subject: Moving down on wishlist?
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:24 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2009
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I was #1 on the wait list for a certain book for the last week. I just checked it, and now I'm #2 on the list. Just curious how this happened. I never took it off wishlist or anything.

TIA for any input!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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From the Help Center:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2009
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Ah, gotcha. And thanks for posting that. Guess I should've thought to check the Help Center first! *blushes*

I figured there was some reasonable explanation; I just couldn't guess what it was!