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Subject: Posting to WL and timing out
Date Posted: 3/6/2009 1:25 PM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2008
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If you post a book directly to someone's wish list (in order to save postage, for example) and the request times out, what happens to the book?  Does it get offered to the next (first) person on the WL, or does it come back to you?

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 1:38 PM ET
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I'm not quite understanding the part about saving postage.  Could you clarify that please?

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 1:43 PM ET
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Yes, if you post directly to someone and it times out it goes to FIFO and is removed from their WL. I usually PM someone before I post additional books to them as courtesty in case they don't have the credits to cover them all. I'd hate for someone to get bumped off of the WL because I posted directly too them.



Last Edited on: 3/6/09 2:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/6/2009 1:47 PM ET
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Ah...  Thanks Melanie.  You made the lightbulb go on for me.  This is in reference to when you're already sending them a book, and want to send additional books to save postage?

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 2:05 PM ET
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I think the saving postage part refers to sending more than one book to one person.  It's cheaper to do that than to send to two separate people.

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 2:46 PM ET
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I think in light of the threads about the cost of postage and the economy - we'll see a lot more questions like this one - people need to save money - but want to still trade books.  It makes sense - it just has to be that people have books in their TBR's that aren't on their bookshelves and are on someone's WL!

Ruth

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 2:53 PM ET
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That's it exactly - I have two WL books in the same series to post, and thought it would be easier (and economic) to post the second book to the same person who wanted the first one.  That's a good point about PMing, though....  I should have thought of that.  Thanks!