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Subject: Now number 2??
Date Posted: 8/22/2010 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2007
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I was first in line for a book since the middle of July, and now I noticed today that I'm #2...what's up with that?

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 10:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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Someone could have received an RWAP which would restore them to their original place in line, or someone came off vacation hold/individual hold for that book.

I have a couple books that my position changes on every couple weeks like that. I go between 16 to 18 on one book. I assume that two members are going on and off vacation hold/individual hold and that's why I keep backing up in line.

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 10:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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From the Help Center:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.

Date Posted: 8/23/2010 6:09 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2009
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That just happened to me too Katie.  I was SO excited to be #1, then bumped to #2surprise.  I know that when I am low on credits sometimes I put my WL on hold, which would bump other people up, then down when I turn it back on.  I'm guessing it is something like that. 

Date Posted: 8/23/2010 7:04 AM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2007
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Gotcha...thanks so much!