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Topic: Moving in mid to late April...at what point should I put my account on hold

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Subject: Moving in mid to late April...at what point should I put my account on hold
Date Posted: 2/24/2010 7:48 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2009
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I suppose I could mail books up until right before I move, unless there's something I'm not considering? I definitely want to stop ordering books before it becomes precarious that they may not arrive in time.

Any suggestions? TIA; you all are always such a helpful group!

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 8:21 AM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
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If you're concerned about the books you mail getting returned to your old address, you can always change the return address to the PBS default so that any undelivered books would be sent to them instead of the old address.  I would probably stop ordering books a month ahead of the move or have them sent to an alternate address.  You may want to consider a PO box for the transition time if you don't want to miss out on WL books.  The 6 month rates are pretty reasonable and you can use the PO box to forward bills as well to make sure that none get lost in the move.

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 8:22 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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At the point when the thought of finding and mailing a book would be stressful.  I would probably put my list on hold at least a week to ten days before the actual move and not take it off until I was settled in the new place.

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 8:35 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I would do it 28 days before the move. Any book that didn't catch you before the move might be returned to sender, at the sender's cost (media mail costs to be returned to sender) -- I've had that happen to me as a sender and it has not made me happy! Or you might consider having books, just before the move, sent to a neighbor's home just to make sure they don't go astray.