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Subject: Multiple requests within an hour of each other
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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Over the weekend, I offered a deal on some of my books. Rather than confuse anyone, I put any book that wasn't part of the deal on hold. This morning, I deleted the deal books that hadn't been requested and put the rest of the books back on my shelf. Then, I went to mail the books from the deal.

When I got back home, I marked the books mailed and did a quick check to see if I had any requests coming in. 7! I had 7 requests. At first, I thought it had to be from a single person, but as the requests started to actually arrive, I found that it was 5 different people. One person requested 3 books.

I had to reject one of the requests because of the conditions, but the other 6 are waiting to go. I haven't had that many requests come in that quickly since I started. And then, it was because of wishlisted books. None of these were on wishlists.

The only thing that I can think of is that people actually check the books that come in every day. When I re-posted all of those books, they would have shown up as just posted. The requestor's saw them and requested them. Since I had the only copy of each of those books, the requests came to me.

It's almost enough for me to make a second trip to the post office today. Almost.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2005
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Wow, good for you!  When I returned from vac a few months ago, book that had been sitting on my bookshelf for ages suddenly flew off the shelf.  All I did was take them off vac hold.  I think I sent out about 7 in a week.  Not all requested on one day though. 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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wow, that is great!  I found a book I didn't want/need so checked it out and there was a wish list for it...wow!