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Subject: moving help- got the help i was looking for... thanks :0)
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I am moving on March 15 and wondering what i should do about my account in the mean-time. I have 1 book in route to me to my current address. Should i put my shelf on hold, change my address so books go there now instead, or what? I am worried that if i do these things, the book in route will get lost in the mail.



Last Edited on: 3/7/08 4:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:42 PM ET
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I would put your account on hold. This will not affect transactions in progress. You will still be able to access the site and your account, but others will not be able to order from you (you also will not lose your position in line for WL books). A few days before you move, I would update your mailing adress.

Editied to add: I'm not sure if the Post Office forwards media mail. You may want to ask about that in the Postal Forum.



Last Edited on: 3/6/08 4:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:46 PM ET
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no, they don't.... that is what i am worried about

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 5:03 PM ET
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when was the book mailed?  most of the time, the USPS has been fairly fast on moving those book along.

You could go to your PO and ask about the book that was shipped via media mail and if in this case if they would forward it to you because you are moving.  are you moving far?  could they hold your mail and let you pick it up until you receive the book and then forward everything else after that point?

but until then I'd put your account on hold so you don't get any more books since it is getting closer to the 15th

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 7:55 PM ET
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Media mail is forwardable. It will go postage due if you move to a different town. It may take awhile to go through the system to you.

You can put your mail on hold for up to 30 days at your old address to give the book time to arrive if it is close enough to be feasable to get the mail. Once your book comes, then start your forward.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 1:36 AM ET
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Definately put your account on hold so you don't get any WL offers.  If you decline you'll have to go back to the end of the line. Same if you get any book requests and you can't mail them out because you're too busy or they're packed up.  If you have to decline a request, the book gets removed from your shelf and you have to repost it, starting at the end of the FIFO line again. (unless you decline for conditions). 

I have a move coming up this summer.  I plan on putting myshelf on hold at least a month before to stop any WL offers.  I'd rather a few people pass me in line than have to start all the way at the back again or have one go lost.



Last Edited on: 3/7/08 12:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 10:10 AM ET
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Definately put your account on hold so you don't get any WL offers.

Also, make sure none of the WL books are on auto-request, or they'll be sent to you anyway. :)

Good luck with your move!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:19 PM ET
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So, if your account is on hold but you have books on auto-request they still will get sent to you?  If that is the case then I have to put all my WL books on 48 hour notice.  Bummer!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 2:15 PM ET
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Maybe you could take auto off your wishlist books and when they are offered during this "in between time".. you could have them shipped to an alternate address of a neighbor who lives close by?  I have had great success in ordering books for my parents and having them shipped to their house instead of mine.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 4:57 PM ET
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Lita, that's exactly what i did. i am moving in with my parents-in-law until we find our own place as it is just too frustrating to find a place that is 1500 miles away. I changed my address on there to their address, and changed my mailing address as well. Thank You everyone for your help!