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Subject: One hour buyer's remorse
Date Posted: 2/14/2010 5:15 PM ET
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Does this not work on Auto-Request items if you have the emails for "book request accepted into system" turned off? I just figured I should get an email like I do when I have any book on 48 hour hold offered. Sort of defeats the purpose of having a time period to say no just because it's on auto-request and the request accepted emails are turned off. I still want the book in question, I'm just curious for the future if I think I might hedge on a book I already have on auto-request.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 5:47 PM ET
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 In an auto-requested item the offer/confirmation step is skipped over by the system and there is no Buyer's Remorse option.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 5:48 PM ET
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Everytime I post a WL book that's autorequest it goes on my shelf with the ! saying it's on 1hrs buyer's remorse hold.  And I have pretty much every email option I can turned off because I'm here everyday and would rather not have all those emails to deal with.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 5:55 PM ET
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Mary- You are correct! When you post a book to your bookshelf you have a one hour poster's remorse period to take the book off of your shelf.

If I am reading it correctly, Amee is talking about the option to turn down an offer for a book that she has on her wish list on Auto Request.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 5:57 PM ET
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You'd have to catch the book before the other person accepts the request and prints the label out.  Turn off the auto-request for anything you want to think about accepting when it's offered to you or put those books on hold when you're getting to the top of the WL line.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 6:43 PM ET
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There is a 1-hr buyer's remorse on auto-request books. The only way to get rid of it is with a PM. You should get the email that your request was accepted (check your Club Communications if you didn't receive it, might have been blocked by your provider). The unfortunate thing is there is a delay from when PBS sends it out and when it finally gets delivered to your mailbox. Its possible for the buyer's remorse period to be over before you ever see the email.

eta: the principle of auto-request is that you are sure you want it. If you are not sure, then you should use the 48-hr hold instead.



Last Edited on: 2/14/10 6:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/14/2010 9:28 PM ET
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Margaret, there is no such thing as a Poster's Remorse Period...the 1-hour Buyers remorse is what the book has...one it has the ! on the book you are not able to cancel it.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 9:32 PM ET
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Once you post a WL book you can't delete it until it gets requested. 

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 10:02 PM ET
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eta: the principle of auto-request is that you are sure you want it. If you are not sure, then you should use the 48-hr hold instead.

Which makes sense, but then why have the remorse period?

And I still haven't got an email saying a book has been offered to me (I checked Club Communications too). I guess it's just one of those things. I just assumed that like with the 48 hour hold books, I would get an email since they do offer a period of time to say you don't want an auto-requested book.

I make sure I truly want all Auto-request books so it's not really a problem for me. I was just curious why there was a remorse period and no email to let me know about it if I wanted to decline. I thought maybe it was because of my having the "request accepted" emails turned off but maybe not from what I'm reading. Or maybe I'm still confused. lol

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 10:53 PM ET
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Which makes sense, but then why have the remorse period?

I'm guessing it makes the programming easier.  That way an auto request can use the same code as a regular request.

Date Posted: 2/15/2010 10:40 AM ET
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Which makes sense, but then why have the remorse period?

People make mistakes and it gives them a tiny window to try to catch it of they get an offer on a book they bought or received as a gift and forgot to remove or an offer an alternate version of one that they received and didn't realize it was still on their Wish List.

It is strange that there was no club communication, there should have been.