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Subject: My number in line changed on my WL
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:45 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
Posts: 4
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I just got offered a book on my wishlist, I accepted and the sender marked it as does not meet my conditions. Now I noticed I am number 5 on the wish list.  Why am I not number 1?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 11:07 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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You were not #1 when the book was offered to you. The people in front of you may have requestor conditions that the book did not meet, or their accounts may be on vacation hold, or maybe somebody offered the book directly to you. You went back to your previous spot.


Date Posted: 11/16/2008 11:11 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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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.