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Subject: Question about Vacation Hold
Date Posted: 9/5/2012 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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Hello everyone!

     I have scheduled a vacation hold beginning on Sept. 13 and lasting till almost the end of the month.  I currently have 2 books posted that are on WL hold.  I was wondering what will happen if those books don't get requested before my account goes on hold?  Will the system automatically cancel the books for me?  I am really surprised that no one has requested the books yet since they are highly wishlisted.  I am very anxious to send them out so that my account will be in the clear by  the time the hold starts.  Would appreciate any feedback!  Thanks!!!

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 11:11 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The person who is in an active Hold when the Vacation Hold takes effect will have the opportunity to accept up to the end of their Hold. Once that Wish List Hold expires, the books will go to your Bookshelf and not be offered until the Vacation Hold expires.

A Wish List Hold that is active on the 13th when the Vacation Hold goes into effect will not be cancelled, it will finish out the 48 hold so if they are still sitting there (which is probably not going to be an issue) you may want to move your Vacation Hold up to 2 days before you need the Wish List Holds to be gone.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 12:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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Thank you, Melanie, for your response!  Just been surprised they weren't snapped up immediately!  Will hope for the best!

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 2:39 PM ET
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Sometimes inactives will collect at the top of a long WL line or the top of a heavily posted book.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 3:52 PM ET
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Mary, I think you must be right about that!  Oh well, at least I'm weeding out some inactives!  LOL!