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Subject: Is it possible....
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 9:33 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2007
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...to put my Bookshelf on Hold, but not my WishList?   I'm in Florida, and I want to put a hold on my shelf until Hurricane Faye has passed us by.   


Date Posted: 8/18/2008 9:36 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Yes, but what you'd have to do is add all your wishlist books to auto-request. That way if a book comes up while your shelf is on hold, you can get it. If you don't have them auto-requested, it doesn't delete your wishlist, just holds them in the current spot, which you'll resume when you come back...but if you're #1 for any books and they're posted, the next person would get offered them unless you're on auto-request.

Or you can individually hold all your books, but that pulls them out of the FIFO line and you would be in essence re-listing them at the end of the line when you come back.


Date Posted: 8/18/2008 11:29 AM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2008
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i frequently put my shelf on vacation hold when my postage funds are low. if you have enough credits to put everything on auto request then you should have nothing to worry about. but if i remember correctly, if you are offered a book that is on auto request and you dont have a credit to cover it, you lose your place in line. i may be wrong though

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:01 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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Here is the info from the help center on what happens to your WL when you put your account on hold

All items not set to auto-request on your Wish List will be "hidden" from the system when a Hold is in effect. 

  • If a Wish List book becomes available while a Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book is NOT set to auto-request:
    • you will be "passed over" for that copy
    • you will retain your place on the Wish List
  • If a Wish List book becomes available while a Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book IS set to auto-request:
    • if you have credit(s) in your account to request the book, it will be requested for you automatically, and sent to the Mailing address on your account.
    • if you don't have any credits in your account, you will be passed over for that copy, and retain your place on the Wish List.