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Subject: Option to cancel to go back on WL
Date Posted: 5/15/2015 9:27 AM ET
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I think the person isn't going to mail. All that pops up is the following:

5/8/2015 10:02 PM - Electronic Shipping Info Received

Several times these things have happened and I have to wait a month to go back on the WL line. Is there a way to do that now? Or do I just have to wait until it goes lost?

 

Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 5/15/2015 11:24 AM ET
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Michelle, did the sender click "mailed"? 

You cannot cancel after they click "print".  There's no option to cancel from your account right? 

 

 

Date Posted: 5/15/2015 11:27 AM ET
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There's a book on it's way to me.  There's no option for me to cancel.  The only options I have are:

If this book has arrived, choose an option below:

In good condition 

Problem

 



Last Edited on: 5/15/15 11:29 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 5/15/2015 12:14 PM ET
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It's totally possible that they've mailed it. I would just wait.

Date Posted: 5/15/2015 12:21 PM ET
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It's been marked mailed.

Thanks for the help!

Date Posted: 5/15/2015 2:11 PM ET
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Val, remember if you 'cancel' you lose your place on the WL and have to add it back in and take the last place in line.

By letting the system work you will go back to being #1 if this swap goes south and no book arrives.

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Date Posted: 5/15/2015 7:17 PM ET
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If the book has been marked mailed, then the only way to cancel the transaction is for the sender to write in to feedback with a message that says something like "I did not actually mail this book, please cancel this transaction."

Date Posted: 5/15/2015 7:28 PM ET
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Ahhh ok...I was hoping to get back on the WL sooner but I'll just wait..thanks for the help.

Date Posted: 5/15/2015 8:01 PM ET
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Jeanne,  that's right!  

I don't want to cancel. I'm super excited about getting this book in a series!  I have been in line for a year and it's finally making it's way to me.  It was looking like I would get the last book first but now it has righted itself. 



Last Edited on: 5/15/15 8:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/15/2015 8:08 PM ET
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That's great Valerie!
Date Posted: 5/18/2015 11:10 AM ET
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Now the 18th and no update. I have a feeling it will go lost eventually because I think it wasn't mailed. I wish there was a better way to get back on the WL faster but I don't know how so I can't make that suggestion.

Date Posted: 5/18/2015 11:37 AM ET
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Were you the only wisher?  

Date Posted: 5/18/2015 11:40 AM ET
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I would just read something else and let it time out.

Date Posted: 5/18/2015 11:48 AM ET
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Nope Valerie.. Not the point Caviglia..it ties up a credit for a long time and the book is offered to others in the meantime. Sure I get back in line but tying up a credit for over a month, then waiting again in line is just not right. Plus some of us are credit poor and if there's no intention to send the book, the right thing is to make sure the other person's credit isn't tied up.
Date Posted: 5/18/2015 1:30 PM ET
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Yes it ties up a credit but the worst part to me is being off the wishlist line.  If a book is posted before you go back on the wl, you miss out!

Date Posted: 5/18/2015 1:49 PM ET
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Yepp..I know! Yuck!
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Date Posted: 5/18/2015 1:52 PM ET
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Michele - have you PM'ed the sender and asked? If the book wasn't mailed, she can ask the team to cancel the transaction. Otherwise, there's really no way to know. I've had books that I mailed exactly when I said I did, but they weren't scanned until 10 days later.

Date Posted: 5/18/2015 4:53 PM ET
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I can PM. I just wait about 1 week before the lost date. In the past, it just never came. Thanks!
Date Posted: 5/18/2015 9:50 PM ET
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Michelle, I have received countless books sent with tracking that were never scanned at all until they hit my post office. They have gone from "electronic shipping info received" to "out for delivery" a week or so later with nothing in between. I would guess that's what is happening to you. Yes, occasionally the book never arrives but usually it does. The PO is not scanning books, or the info isn't being reported, like they used to in many cases. Personally I would not PM the person until just before going lost. I've gotten those "did you really mail my book" PMs before which I find frustrating and annoying...Once I mail the book I have no control over what the PO does or doesn't do.

Date Posted: 5/19/2015 9:05 AM ET
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Well, I really messed up, I accidentally marked it received when it hasn't come (stupid I know) so now I think I just lost the credit with no recourse. 

Sally, I agree onthe whole, but I have had this happen where I don't get the book and no communication saying what you're saying (hey I mailed it , the PO lost it )..if you  get absolutely nothing, you can't say for certainty what happened. However , I would think if it was lost by the PO, the sender would actually PM. I don't know, maybe not.

Either way, moot now, I messed up big time.