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Subject: Prevent deletion from Wish List?
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 8:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/13/2007
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I have a big Wish List, but when someone posts one of my WL books and I don't have any credits at the time, I'd prefer to let someone else take that copy and wait until I have credits.

But if I decline it (either by clicking "I do not want this book" or by not responding to the notification), it is automatically deleted from my Wish List. Then I have to remember to add it in again, but not right away, because it might pop up again while I don't have any credits.

Is there any way for me to keep the book on my Wish List but just not request it at this time?

Thanks very much,

Patricia

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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You can now put books on your WL on Hold. That will maintain your place in line (and you will continue to move up) but you will not get any offers until you unHold the book. There is no way to get the offer and have the option to turn it down without losing your place.

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 9:38 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2009
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This happend to me yesterday. Lucky enough for me I found the book posted in the forums. Try to keep track of your W.L books and if you don't have any credits put them on hold when you have about a week left. Then un-wishlist it when you get more credits in. I made the mistake of unholding mine because I had sent a book first class but I still didn't get the credit in time because her internet was down. Im glad we do have the option to put things on hold it helps so much! Just keep an eye out!

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 1:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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The new 'individual book hold' feature works great for this situation 



Last Edited on: 11/13/09 1:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/13/2009 7:48 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It's awesome. I wish they did that last Spring when I had to move cross country. I would have loved to have sent out more books but I had my account on hold to prevent WL offers. 

It's still awesome to have now.  I had a couple authors I hadn't tried yet but of course put all their books on my WL.  Now that I've received a few-I just put the others on hold until I read one and determine if I want more.  It's also great if you play a lot of games and have temporary custody of one of your WL books. You can hold to prevent a WL offer without deleting the book and then getting robbed in the game. 

Or if another version of the book is on it's way to you. Now you don't have to possibly accept another version or lose your place in line for that one-all the while hoping the pending one doesn't go lost or time out.

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 7:48 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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So anyway for the OP. I would do what others suggested and just hold my WL.  When you get some credits you can unhold the books you are #1 for and rehold them once you run out of credits.

Subject: thanks!
Date Posted: 11/13/2009 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 12/13/2007
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Great advice. Thanks so much. I'll figure out this Hold feature and use it from now on when I don't have credits.

Thanks again and happy reading to all of you!

Patricia

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 1:53 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Go to your Wishlist Patricia.  There's 'checkable' boxes down the left hand side of the page, just check the ones you wish to place on hold.  Then look on the Wishlist header across the top of the page and find Checked Items: and the (hold) button.  When you click the hold button, the book(s) you had checked should now show up highlighted in a pink box.  These books are now not viewable by other members searching your wishlist.



Last Edited on: 11/13/09 1:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 11/13/2009 3:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2009
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Thanks for asking this question! It was very helpful to me.

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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"Or if another version of the book is on it's way to you. Now you don't have to possibly accept another version or lose your place in line for that one-all the while hoping the pending one doesn't go lost or time out."

Great point Mary, I didn't even think of that!