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Subject: question regarding wishlist offer that was immediately cancelled.
Date Posted: 11/8/2011 11:18 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/8/2011 11:22 AM ET
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Day before yesterday a wishlist book was offered. About the last one I ever expected, a book on philosophy by John Rawls. Very heavy stuff. This morning, barely 36 hours after accepting it, I get a notice from PBS that the poster said it was "not available at this time."  Any way I can get in touch with the person who offered it and let them know that I will gladly accept this book ragardless of condition short of missing pages?

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 11:32 AM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2009
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John, look in your Transaction Archive (under My Account).  All past transactions, including ones that have been cancelled, should appear there.

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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I have had this happen to me as well. It feels like someone popped your party balloon.  * I hope you will be able to get that book. *

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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What may have happened is either

1) A new member posted 40 books and 20 of them were immediately ordered because they were wish list books.  He was overwhelmed and got the Admin Team's help in canceling some of the transactions.  He'll post the others when he has postage money.

or

2) Someone was importing a list of books to his wish list, and accidentally imported them to his bookshelf instead, posting them all.  There again, he may have asked the Admin Team for help.

or

something else....

Date Posted: 11/9/2011 12:27 PM ET
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What Patty said.  I get questions all the time about how to cancel an accidentially posted wish list book.  There is no way to cancel them until after they are requested.  So it could have been posted by mistake.

Date Posted: 11/9/2011 12:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I've even done it myself before even though I know better.  I just wan't paying attention. 

Date Posted: 11/10/2011 10:39 AM ET
Member Since: 9/6/2009
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I've had the same book on my wish list come available twice, and once I was told the book was "sold", and the other that the book was listed by "mistake", whatever that means.  How do you mistakenly list a book and then accept the request?

I guess the moral of the story is, don't get your hopes up when a request is accepted, you're still dealing with human beings who do all sorts of strange things.  At least, that's what I tell myself. ;)