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Subject: Q re: WL position for books not yet released
Date Posted: 12/19/2008 1:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2008
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Hi, I'm trying to figure something out.  I understand how you can lose a position or two on the WL for a book that's already been released.  For instance, if someone had been granted a book but the transaction never completed - book never arrived/whatever.  The requestor get's placed back in line and there you go.  What I don't understand is how you can go backwards on the WL if the book hasn't even been released yet.   In theory, no one has the book to offer so how can any transaction have failed?  Or do people accidentally post these books?  I've noticed every now and then that I'll move back a position or two for one of these unreleased books, but yesterday I had 5 or 6 at least!  It just seems weird.  Any ideas?

-Lynn 

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 1:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2008
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maybe someone has the book on their wish list and then went on vacation -- when they came back from vacation hold, they would be back in their same place in line, regardless of the release date of the book.

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 1:45 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2008
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Gotcha, because it's hidden during the vacation hold time, but pops back into place when the person returns.  Thanks for explaining! :)

-Lynn

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 3:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Oops! Misread the question!



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