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Subject: ordering from a friend's bookshelf
Date Posted: 9/24/2011 1:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I went and looked at a friend's bookshelf and ordered a book (or so I thought). Of course it got accepted right away, so I clicked on "details" to see where it was coming from as not all my "friends" here list their location.  Boy was I surprised when it showed a totally different name and nickname.  What did I do wrong that had the book request go to someone else?

Date Posted: 9/24/2011 2:09 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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You have to click the order button that you see when looking at the actual bookshelf. If you maybe clicked the book title to get more info, and clicked "order" from there, it went to FIFO.

I've accidentally done this a few times myself.

mistie -
Date Posted: 9/24/2011 2:44 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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Most likely what Lisa said :-), but, It is possible your friend declined the request ie "I cannot mail this book" - and the requets rolled over to the FIFO queue and was accepted quickly from that?

Date Posted: 9/25/2011 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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Also, I think since you are a gold key member, the request perhaps goes to someone close to you.  Maybe this is what happened?  I do not particualrly like that feature.  Is there any way to turn it off?  Just asking.

Date Posted: 9/25/2011 8:41 PM ET
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Also, I think since you are a gold key member, the request perhaps goes to someone close to you.  

 Actually, I think ordering directly from someone's bookshelf bypasses the near mailing feature that's available in Gold Key.  Ordering directly should be the trump. 

Date Posted: 9/25/2011 8:43 PM ET
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I have gold key, and the ability to choose a book directly from a particular person's bookshelf is the same as it always was. I believe the fast-shipping thingie only applies to FIFO.