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Subject: Have you noticed an increase in requests?
Date Posted: 1/3/2012 5:27 PM ET
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Now that the holidays are behind us and the  cold days of staying couped up inside are here I have noticed an increase of requests here.  Three in two days!


Date Posted: 1/3/2012 6:17 PM ET
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Yes, I've gotten a few requests for books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while in the past week.

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 6:19 PM ET
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My surge hit before the Holidays were over.  I had my account on hold, took it off and had 6 requests in the first day.  Then I put it back on hold.  I might take it off today.  I just didn't have much time for mailing the last 2 weeks.

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 7:36 PM ET
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Sort of been the opposite for me in that I have had 3 wishlisted books become available in the past 2 days!

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 8:27 PM ET
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I love the immediate weeks Post Christmas.  Now everyone needs to hurry up and read the books Santa brought for them.

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 8:30 PM ET
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Not yet, but I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks more orders will come in.

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 11:27 PM ET
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I'm doing the WL book dance .... I've had 7 offered to me in the past week.

I love the after-xmas book rush!

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/4/2012 8:58 AM ET
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Yes, but I posted 9 WL books last weekend, so I did expect the bump.

Date Posted: 1/4/2012 9:01 AM ET
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Had my shelf on Hold for the Christmas/New Year period. Went off Hold and had two requests within a day. Plus I have 3 WL books coming.


Date Posted: 1/4/2012 10:10 AM ET
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Absolutely!!! Took my shelf off hold on Christmas weekend and I have sent out over 30 books since then.

Date Posted: 1/4/2012 10:33 AM ET
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3 requests since I took my shelf off hold on 1/1/12.

Date Posted: 1/5/2012 2:09 AM ET
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Had some WL books come in. I only have two in my inventory so I have nothing in the way of requests. I suppose I should review my books and see what I wouldn't mind parting with, but I find I want (and keep) more books than I get rid of.

Date Posted: 1/5/2012 11:26 AM ET
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With the upcoming postal increase I am also looking at my books on my bookshelf that are WLed and if I sense that I might not ever get around to reading it, I am posting them now before the rates go up.

Date Posted: 1/5/2012 12:22 PM ET
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I've had my account off hold since a few weeks before Christmas.  I got a lot of requests right before the holiday, but had to cancel most of them because I got really sick (still not quite better, fail). No influx of WL books for me yet, but hope springs eternal.  In years past I have gotten a post-Christmas rush, so we'll see. 

Subject: increase in requests?
Date Posted: 1/14/2012 9:24 AM ET
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I haven't had a request in ages! And I have a good list of books on my shelf. Doesn't anybody llike me any more?

Date Posted: 1/14/2012 10:13 PM ET
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@kayc   You have your bookshelf on hold.  Makes it a little hard to order from you.

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 5:10 PM ET
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No , but then again I dont have much on there right now.  Shortly before X-mas I took alot off and donated them.

If any of you have any of the books in my RL ( in the link below) and need an order ( with a deal possibly)??? send me a pm.  thanks!

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Bruce -
Date Posted: 1/16/2012 3:17 PM ET
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I have six books, wrapped, addressed and waiting for the post office to open. Four books enroute to my house. It has been busy the last week for sure.

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 5:09 PM ET
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Not for me, I haven't had a request or an offer since before the holidays and I never put my account on hold. 

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 5:26 PM ET
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I'm with Clarinda. No requests from me, only WL books I posed after the holidays. Then again, I only have 5 books on my shelf!

Date Posted: 1/16/2012 6:21 PM ET
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There is a direct correlation between how many books on your shelf and how many requests you get! You can not expect a steady stream of requests with only 5 or 6 books or even 20 or 25 books. I maintain my bookshelf at between 300 and 350 books posted at all times and with that amount listed, I have a request nearly every day. Sure, now and again I will go a week without a request but never longer than that. Plus with a larger bookshelf I get more multiple requests; within the last two weeks I have sent out 6 multiple book requests from 3 books to 12 books in a single request.

Date Posted: 1/18/2012 9:28 PM ET
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I  went for several months without any requests- then  a request from a nice lady for 2 books.  The next day, I had requests for 3 books.  2 were new books, one had been on my shelf forever!  I was out of credits, so it was perfect timing.

Date Posted: 1/19/2012 10:34 PM ET
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There was an article in Woman's Day magazine this month and we've had a ton of new members in the last 2 weeks. That could help explain the increase the number of requests, in addition to the post holiday increases.

Date Posted: 1/20/2012 11:09 AM ET
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On Tuesday this week I sent out 7 book requests.  Last week I sent out 5 book requests.  I have credits to spend!!!

Date Posted: 1/24/2012 6:20 PM ET
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I got 5 WL books offered to me just today...I think that is my new personal record for one day. Gotta love January!