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Subject: "Order More from Member"
Date Posted: 10/8/2010 11:32 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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I received a notification that one of my wishlisted books had come up, and when I accepted it, I chose four other books from the member's bookshelf, because they were part of a series I had wanted to read.  The member ended up canceling the wishlisted book, and I started to notice that the other four books were being mailed at different times.  I never got a notification that the original member had canceled the other four books, but it looks like every one is coming from a different person!  So much for saving on postage, huh? :)

I don't really mind that they are coming from different places (except that I probably would have waited to spend my credits on them one at a time if I hadn't found them all from one person...) but does anyone know how this kind of thing works?  Do you only get one notification if the member chooses to cancel all of the books?  Or did something go terribly, terribly wrong?  :)

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 11:37 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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I don't think you ever get notified when your books 'roll over' to someone else, either when you're ordering nor when you're sending them out. I posted four WL books to the same person, and when all four WL books timed out they went to seperate people.

I only noticed because I was watching, hoping the original member would take them all in a batch.

I think it's one of those things you have to watch out for, especially when doing Bazaar deals and the original deal falls apart.



Last Edited on: 10/8/10 11:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/8/2010 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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No, members are not notified when requests roll over. When senders don't respond to requests or cancel the order, the system assumes the requestor still wants the book and sends the request to the next person in line.

In the future, if you are really interested in ordering from the same person, you could PM them beforehand and wait for them to agree before requesting them. That way if they can't fulfill the request, you won't find yourself from with 4 multiple orders. :)

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 3:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I've had this trouble too lately when I try to "order more" from the same person.  The second or third book will show it coming from someone else, not the person whose bookshelf I was looking at.  I only "order more" to help the person whom I ordered the first book from save on postage!

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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Candice, the only book in your order that was considered "cancelled" was the wishlist book because there wasn't another copy in the system.  Since the other books had other copies in the system, there was no need to "cancel", the order was just passed on to another person, and as D.G. said, you are not notified when that happens.

Diane

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
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It's also possible that you actually ordered the books from different people.  If you are on the member's bookshelf and you click on the title of a book and then order it, you are not ordering from the member's shelf, you are ordering from the FIFO system.  This happened to me once.  Now when I look at the books on a members shelf, to see if I want to order more, I right click on the link and have it open in a new tab.  That way the original member's shelf stays where I can find it to make sure I order the book from that shelf and not from the FIFO system.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 9:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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I am also SO happy to mail out multiples through "order from this member". I was thrilled when after posting a handful of classics that 3 of them got snapped up, all by the same person. Unfortunately I had to cancel one of them because I noticed some tears on a few of the pages. I'd bought that book brand new and never read it (have it as an e-book, though, so don't need the actual copy anymore) so it was disappointing for me as well as the sender. I PM'd her to let you know I had to cancel it, and wished her well in finding another copy.

I've posted a ton of new books recently because I'm finally getting it through my pretty little head that most of these I will never get around to reading because there is so much new stuff coming out all the time. I am keeping certain series that I have read and most likely will want to read again, but I am learning it is easy and fulfilling to find new homes for all of these books.

I will probably be combing through my shelves again and clearing even more out. When I unhold my shelf at the beginning of November, I'll probably get some orders super fast on some of the books I posted just today while I'm on hold.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 11:05 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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An experienced member who receives a multiple order but has to cancel one of the books will probably PM you that he is canceling (like Jennifer did) so that you have the option of canceling the new rollover transaction if you don't want the book(s) separately.

But many members wouldn't think to PM.  When they cancel the transaction(s), they may not realize your order(s) will be passed on.

 

Edited because I misspelled poor Jennifer's name.



Last Edited on: 10/9/10 1:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/9/2010 1:19 AM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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I sent the other 2 books out she'd ordered. She knew that with ordering those two from me, she was getting brand new books. She never responded to the PM about the canceled one, however.

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 2:29 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
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You want annoying, I once ordered a second book mainly to do the sender a favor and she mailed both books to me separately! :-) (Yes, they were definitely from the same person.)

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 10:30 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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OMG, Willa! LOLOL!

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 4:55 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2010
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I think some members package up the books indiivdually when they post them. So, it doesn't really make sense to try to mail them together.

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 5:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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There's a big postage cost savings in mailing several books in one package, as opposed to several separate packages.  That's why many members love getting multiple book orders.