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Topic: Newbie Q: I have 2 books on my wishlist, I can place them on hold or AutoR

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Subject: Newbie Q: I have 2 books on my wishlist, I can place them on hold or AutoR
Date Posted: 3/16/2011 12:32 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/16/2011 12:36 PM ET
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Yes, you can put individual book on either hold or Auto Request.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 12:41 PM ET
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I don't think my question is complete above, so I will repeat it here.

What is the difference between Hold and AutoRequest?

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 12:53 PM ET
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If you use auto-request for a Wish List item:

  • When the book becomes available to you and you have credits, you will NOT get an email offer
  • The book will be requested automatically by your account when the book becomes available
    • This will behave like a normal request: the sender's bookshelf will show the "pending 1 hr max" notation next to the book, and the sender will not get the request for an hour after it is submitted into the system.
    • The sender again will have 5 days to respond to the request
    • This will happen whether or not your account is on Vacation/Hold at the time.
  • If you have an item on auto-request and you do not have credits (and your account is not on Hold)
    • The auto-request will be converted to a regular Wish List offer: you will get an email notification, and you will have 48 hours to respond, just as explained above.
  • If you have an item on auto-request and you do not have credits (and your account is on Hold)
    • You will simply be bypassed for that book, and you will remain in the same "place in line" in the Wish List.

 

  • New feature! Putting your whole Wish List on Hold:
    • To do this, you choose "check all" at the top of the list and then click "Hold checked"
      • this will preserve your "place in line" in the Wish List but your Wish will not be active
      • this hold will also make auto-requested wishes INACTIVE.
      • You can do this page by page or do the whole Wish List by checking the additional box that appears when you check the "check all" box
    • You may want to do this for example if you have no credits to accept Wish List books, but you still want your Bookshelf to be active
  • New feature! You can also put individual items on hold if you are not ready to accept those items when they are offered to you
    • to do this, check the box to the left of the item and click Hold Checked. 
    • This will preserve your "place in line" for the book but make the wish INACTIVE
    • Note: items on hold still count toward the 200-item limit on the Wish List.
Date Posted: 3/16/2011 1:01 PM ET
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Ok, I think I understand.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 4:22 PM ET
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And of course, if your WL books are on neither hold nor auto, you will get an email offer when the book becomes available for you to request and you will have 48 hours to respond. If you don't respond, the book will be removed from your WL and the offer will go to the next person on the WL.



Last Edited on: 3/16/11 4:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/17/2011 1:31 AM ET
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Welcome to PBS Kevin!

If you place a book on Hold, the system will 'hold' your request and NOT fill it when a book becomes available.  Other wishers will be offered available copies until you 'unhold' it.

Normally, if you wishlist a book...when you are #1 and the book is posted into PBS, the system will offer you the book, and you will have the choice to accept or decline.  If you place a book on auto-request, the PBS system will immediatly request the book for you (no chance to decline the offer).