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Subject: Question about Transaction Archive
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 8:46 PM ET
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I was just looking at my transaction archive to see if I bought a certain book and I noticed a lot of the entries have a red X next to them.  I understand that those were transactions that were cancelled for some reason.  But, what's weird is that there are books there that I know I didn't cancel or the seller didn't cancel.  That is what the red X means, isn't it?



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Date Posted: 1/13/2010 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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If you hover over the red X., it will tell you what it is for.

Date Posted: 1/13/2010 8:59 PM ET
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Ok, I didn't know that.  It's still rather strange because some of the books I received and it says that they were cancelled.  Oh well, I learned something new today!

Date Posted: 1/13/2010 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2009
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Usually that means one sender cancelled the request, and it moved to the next person who did send the book. This can often happen without a requester even knowing, unless they look at their TA.

Date Posted: 1/13/2010 9:04 PM ET
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If you look at the names of the senders on the transactions with red Xs, they will most likely be names of different people that the senders you actually got the books from.  Because the system re-requests the books if a sender cancels, most people will have red X transactions in their TAs that they don't know about because they don't realize that they got the book from a second or third request the system submitted for them. Usually you can scroll up to a later date and find the same book with a green checkmark from the actual sender you got it from.

Date Posted: 1/13/2010 9:04 PM ET
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The cancellations were probably from the request passing to the next person.  If I request something and the first FIFO person cancels, it automatically records in the TA and the request moves on to the  next FIFO person and so on.  It creates the record in the TA when it times out too.

ETA, Melanie you posted faster than I did...



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