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Subject: Got a problem: Books not Removing from list
Date Posted: 3/5/2009 10:19 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I have a problem. I thought this was happening but had never been sure. Well I am doing a Bob with someone and then when I was looking for a book on my shelf I noticed that certain books I KNEW were on this persons Bob were still on my list!

So now I know we have a problem.

Anyone else have this problem?

Why wouldnt my books be deleting off my list once someone pics them?

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 10:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
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I believe they stay on your bookshelf until both sides in the BOB accepts the offers.

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 10:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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Right, the books will stay on your shelf available to everyone until both of you accept the BOB swap.

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 10:51 PM ET
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Oh boy. Well now someone else has requested those books. So now I have to wait for this other person to respond to our bob first.

Grrr.

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 9:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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When I did BOB and this happened: I would just PM the 2nd person and say "I'm not ignoring your offer.  I have a pending request for x book.  I'm waiting for a response".  Boxers are used to this. If it removed the books before the deal was final then you'd have to repost the books if the other person never responded-which does happen.  Then you'd have to start at the end of FIFO again. 

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 10:22 AM ET
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Yup they stay available to anyone until the BOB's been accepted.  Personally I prefer to have the books available to the 1st requestor within reason.  I would aim to finish up the BOB before the timframe to respond to the other request runs out.  I've had it happen where 2 members requested the same book in a BOB & when one is accepted the system automatically removes the book from the other box.