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Subject: Question about a book I just posted...
Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:06 AM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2010
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I posted a book because I saw that there were several wish lists for the book... however, it went straight to my bookshelf and not my hold shelf?

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:08 AM ET
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If the ISBN is the same it should be on your shelf but with a ! by it.  Hoover over that and it will show it on a one hour hold.  There is no hold shelf.

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:11 AM ET
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Welcome to PBS Tara.

If the book was on Auto-request (green W instead of red when you posted it) then it would remain on your shelf for 1-hr during the buyer's remorse period, then go straight to a request. It skips the Wish List Hold since the member indicates they want it requested for them with the auto-request feature. There should be a (!) where the check box usually is.

If the book was a different ISBN than the Wish Lists, your book would not be held for those. The site works on ISBNs and often people Wish List one ISBN specifically and don't want another one. This is common with the mass market paperpacks, they will have a bunch of copies available in the system while the Hard Cover and Audio have Wish Lists.

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:20 AM ET
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Hmmm... I think I understand. (Not really, because I don't understand how the auto-request works either! lol.)

I do see the (!) now... there are 41 people waiting so I assumed that it would show as 'on hold' in my account like several others that I posted.

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:31 AM ET
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(Not really, because I don't understand how the auto-request works either! lol.)

The auto-request feature on the WL will request a WL book automatically for you if you have a credit in your account, skipping the email offer/confirmation step. This is useful when you're not able to respond to a WL offer within 48 hours...that way you won't miss a WL book. Also, people do this when they KNOW they want a book in their WL as soon as it's posted (all the books from my 'really, really want list' are on AR.)



Last Edited on: 2/11/10 10:31 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:31 AM ET
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When you set a book on your WL to autorequest it skips the 48hr hold if you have credits. So instead of going on WL hold it goes immediately to the 1hrs Buyers Remorse Hold that all non-WL book requests get.  So that one book was on Autorequest for the first wisher. After an hour it'll show up as a regular book request-unless the person happened to be on and cancel it while it was in that 1hr hold. 

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 10:35 AM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2010
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Thank you all so much for the help!