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Subject: Posting more than one of the same book, after one is requested
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 6:10 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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So, I have 2 of the same WL'd book. I know you can't post two of the same book at once.

But good grief, when can I post the second?

Posted one, went on WL hold.  Was told I couldn't post duplicate books when I tried to post the second copy.

First copy requested, I accepted.  Posting the second went through without error, but it isn't on my shelf, isn't on WL hold, and WL is still same size as was before I posted it.

Printed off the address for the first and got it all packed up.  Posting the second again again went through without error, other than it didn't actually post this time either.

This is very grumpy-making.  I seem to have a choice between marking books mailed before they are (and hoping I can post the second copy after the first is 'mailed' but not received) or not being able to ship two WL books out at the same time because the system won't let me!

I understand no duplicate books on shelves. But after I've printed the address I should be able to list the second copy!  I wanted to ship them at the same time and I've already been styimed for nearly a day trying to just get the second posted!

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 6:13 PM ET
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When you mark the first one mailed, the system will accept the second one.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 6:55 PM ET
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So I can't make only one trip without lieing about when I mailed the first one.  *sigh*

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Well, I marked the first mailed despite not going to the PO until tomorrow or Saturday. I hope the receiver isn't one of the forum folks who gets really picky about a day or two difference between the postmark and the date marked mailed.  It did finally let me post the second copy, though.



Last Edited on: 9/4/08 7:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 7:03 PM ET
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Gah, I remember being frustrated by that.  I found three copies of a WLed audiobook (2 credits, woo!) at the UBS on clearance for $3, and I think there were only like 4 members wishing for it.  I wanted to get mine moving through the system as quickly as possible and make sure no one else granted the wishes before I could.  I just ran and dropped each one in a blue mail box as soon as I could, to be able to say that it was mailed.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 7:06 PM ET
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Hmm...I sent them a suggestion that it allow posting after address is printed. 

I should probably note to them that there is a bug in that it doesn't error when trying to post after it is requested--so from the posting screen it looked like it was posted--it just didn't actually post the book to my shelf. That's a bug.  Sneaky one too.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:10 PM ET
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when something like this happens just pm the 1st requester and tell them that the book has been marked mailed but wont go out until sat.  And then explain why.  I dont think anyone would have a problem with that since you are posting Wl books.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 11:05 PM ET
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We just recently did this, and as soon as you print the address for the first one you can post the second one. We posted about 20 books, so I'm pretty sure you must be experiencing a glitch. I think we posted all 20 within 2 days.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 7:59 AM ET
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I'd definitely always try it and see if it will work.  It never does for me though.  I get multiple copies of WL books from time to time, and the second copy never will post until I mark the first one mailed.  I've tried it many times, both just posting one FIFO, and posting them specifically to someone's WL, and never could get it to work.  Just like Kayote said above, you get the message that the book has been posted, but it's not there.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 9:11 AM ET
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I've done this before and did what Wendy did...PM'd the person to let them know I had to mark it mailed to add the other book and hopefully make 1 trip to the PO.  they didn't mind and as long as you aren't going to wait a week to mail the book you should be ok