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Subject: Moving to new address...
Date Posted: 7/6/2011 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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I'm moving out of state Aug 18 and I was just wondering if anyone had advice for when I should put my wishlist on hold. I don't want to request a book and then have it take a longer time than normal so I end up moving before I receive it. I was thinking maybe put it on hold a month before hand, just be safe?

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 7/7/2011 12:59 AM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
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At least a month, Media Mail is not forwarded.

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 9:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I would put it on hold now.  If someone posted a WL book to you today but took the full 5 days to accept and then the full 5 days to mail-then you are going into the time when it might go lost or be sent back to them.

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I agree with Mary, put it on hold now.

About a quarter of the books I've had "go lost" have been to members who moved who assumed that books would be forwarded and SURPRISE! they are not. That now is a question that I ask when a book is about to go lost -- have you moved since you requested this book? Very often it is sitting at their old address or they have received a notice about mail to be picked up at the psot office and haven't done it and it is the book. I've had a couple returned to me by the post office because people have moved and to get them back I would have to pay first class postage for it's return. Never makes me happy.

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 7:33 PM ET
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The smaller paperbacks that are under 7 oz would be sent first class. Those would get forwarded. I'd put the trade paperbacks and hardbacks on hold first.