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Subject: Question Answered - Thanks
Date Posted: 3/18/2009 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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I sent a book on the fourth of March. It wasnt going that far, just from MD to SC. I figured that wouldnt take more than a week. Well, now its getting on two weeks. I was checking the details and checked the requestor's profile. Their Bookshelf is on a hold. Should I be worried about that? A hold could imply that they are not home, theyre on vacation, and my book could be sitting in their mailbox waiting for them. Should I worry or should I just let it go?

Last Edited on: 3/18/09 12:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/18/2009 9:29 AM ET
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People often put their bookshelf on hold for other reasons besides vacations.  For example, when you've used up your postage budget for the week, or when you want to retain your WL position but don't have any credits.

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 9:31 AM ET
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They could just have their account on hold so they don't have to send out any books for now. Also you never know with the USPO.  I live in MD and had a book take nearly a month to go 1st class to CT-which is only about a 9hr drive. I could have dropped the book off on my way to visit my mother in MA. 

I frequently put my account on hold to stop the WL offers for a while and catch up on my TBR.  Also they could just be on vacation and will mark it received when they get back.

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 12:32 PM ET
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Yeah, I guess I am being silly. Okay, forget this thread. Thanks guys!