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Subject: Posting a WL book directly to someone
Date Posted: 2/17/2012 8:22 AM ET
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Remind me please how I send a WL book, that I have not posted,  to someone who has ordered another book from me? 

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 8:34 AM ET
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They need to have it on their WL. You go to the book on their WL and hit the Post This Book button while still on their WL. If the book description pop up is open or you go to the book's page, it'll put the book to FIFO.  Neither of you can be on vacation hold.  If you are then it'll say it's posting it to them but then it'll go to FIFO when you take your account off vacation.  (the requestor can be on vacation and use autorequest but only if they're #1 in the WL line). 

(I hope I didn't make that sound more complicated than it its because it's not hard.  I just wanted to point out some common mistaks people make)

If you haven't accessed their address on the current request, it should bundle them into one label.



Last Edited on: 2/17/12 8:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/17/2012 10:35 AM ET
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Thanks!

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 1:10 PM ET
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What Mary said.  Easiest and cleanest is if the other member has the book on their wishlist, you can go there and use the 'Post This Book' option (do NOT click on the book and post from the info page, as it will go FIFO).  The system should then link the two requests together, you can then accept and print a single mailing wrapper.

If there are already copies of the book in the system which would be ordered if your friend puts the book on your wishlist...that requires a bit more finessing.



Last Edited on: 2/17/12 1:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/17/2012 1:11 PM ET
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Ack - I don't see that button when I am still on their WL, even when I hover over the book.....????

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 1:13 PM ET
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Margaret that normally means they have their account on hold.  If you look at my wishlist, you should see the same thing.  You may need to PM the person and check.

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 1:14 PM ET
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While you are on their wishlist, use "Post This Book" button.  When the next window opens it should say something like 'you are posting this book directly to John Smith' (your friend), click 'ok'. 

Again, do NOT click on the book itself.

ETA - If the "Post This Book" button does not appear, their account is probably on hold.  Example...see Cozi's wishlist (on hold) and mine (which is not).



Last Edited on: 2/17/12 1:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 2/17/2012 1:18 PM ET
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Thanks you two!  I guess she  is on hold, I will PM.  Seems odd since she just ordered other book from me.  Thank you for the fast response!

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 1:40 PM ET
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She may think that putting in on autorequest is enough.  But that only works if the requestor is the first in line. (the button might not be there even then but it should since a FIFO book would go to them since it's on autorequest).If she's not first in line then the book is basically on vacation until she moves up to the top spot.