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Subject: Re-offering books when declined
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 6:52 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2007
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So I've resolved my blocked e-mails from Paperbackswap, but I missed out on like 6 transactions that timed-out because I didn't check in here for a few weeks over the holidays (assuming that I'd be receiving an e-mail).

Is there any way to re-offer my books to the person who originally requested them?  Like, if it's one that has a wish-list waiting list, if I repost it, it will be offered to the person at the top of the list, not necessarily the person that originally wanted the book several weeks ago.  I don't know if there's some feature to offer a book to a specific person (probably not?) or if there's anything to do, but I thought it would be kind to get it to the folks who requested the books from me.

Thanks for the help!

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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No - they have already been offered the books by someone else.  You can post your books and the next person who wants it will get it, but it is unlikely it will be the orginal requestor.

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 6:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I'm thinking they probably weren't WL because you should have known that when you posted them and they would have been requested pretty quickly.  When you post a WL book it immediately gets put on hold for the wisher or requested for them if they have it on autorequest.  If they've become WL in the meantime then when you repost them they'll be offered to the 1st person in line.  If there are other copies in the system-then the system has already reordered the book for that person.  Your copy with go to the end of the line. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 6:58 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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If there is a WL then those people would have been sent the books already.. When your request times out, the next person who posted that book will have sent it to the number 1 WL member.  So just relist them and the person who is on top of that list will get the book.

As for non WL books, they too would have been rolled over to the next person on the FIFO line.

I do not see any reason to offer the books to these people as the system would have already taken care of it. UNLESS yours was the only book in the system and there is only 1 WL member wanting it.

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 7:24 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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if the books were removed from your shelf, just repost them--if they're WL'd they will go to the first person in line, and if they weren't, you will have gotten back into the FIFO queue, albeit at the back of the line. They will be requested eventually!