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Subject: Position in wish list
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 10:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2006
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I have been monitoring my position in one of my books in my wish list. When I first got on the list I was #4 on the list.  Now I am #10.  How did others get ahead of me?

 

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:05 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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From Help Center:

 

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List? This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:
  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared Lost in the Mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 10/2/2007 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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That's a long way to move backwards for the reasons Charlie listed though. Usually vacations/canceled transactions could move you back one or two places, not six. Is it possible you put the book on your reminder list and then back on your wish list? That will move you to the end of the line. I've done that -- clicked on +Reminder while looking at the book details and then clicked on +Wish. That's all it takes.

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 11:18 AM ET
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It was a book that supposedly just went on sale.  I heard about it on

the radio and wished it that day so it shouldn't have been read already.

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 11:32 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Considering there are 25,889 people with public profiles and probably just as many without them it is plausible that their really were that many vacation holds.

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 1:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/29/2007
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I can see how many members have wish listed a book, but I can't find my position. 

Is the number of "members wishing" in fact the number of members who are ahead of me?

Thanks,

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 1:22 PM ET
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Al when your on your WL there will be a grey ! by the listings. Hover your mouse over it and it will say something like 7 of 8

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 8:17 PM ET
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Got it, thanks. 

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 8:19 PM ET
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Your welcome.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:12 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2006
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I'm curious as to how I received a book that I thought was wishlisted by so many people I thought I might get the book by the end of the year.  But I got a message that it's on its way.  Not that I'm complaining.  Does being on autorequest have anything to do with it? 

If I got to the top of the line that fast, I wonder if: did book suck and people reposted it before finishing it; or it is really good, and members wanted to share, so reposted asap.



Last Edited on: 10/8/07 9:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 9:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Terri - someone could have posted it directly to your WL. This would allow the book to go to you instead of the next person in the WL line.