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Subject: Pending Book question
Date Posted: 5/9/2009 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2009
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I have three books on which I requested. The person had until today to say they will mail it by. It still says waiting for member. What happens if they don't respond? I really want these books to build my collection. When does it go to the next person that will be able to send me the book, or does it do that?

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 7:04 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
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If they don't respond, the system will request the book from the next person on the list.  (provided there is someone else to order the book from)

The system allows 5 days (and a few hours) before taking action to order the book from the next person.

ETA:  The system doesn't officially take action until the middle of the night (around 3am EST) so the book should roll over to the next person tonight (or early tomorrow morning)



Last Edited on: 5/9/09 7:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/9/2009 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2009
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Will it let me know if that happens?

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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Nope, but the request date on the My Account page will change to reflect the roll-over.

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 9:13 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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If they have already accepted the request and stated a mail by date it does allow them 2 days past that date to actually mark it mailed.

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 11:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If they accepted and then don't mark it mailed the system will send an email saying that the member didn't respond so they cancelled the transaction and it's either been put on your WL or has been reordered for you.

 

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 12:46 AM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2009
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Thanks everyone!