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Subject: Questions on Wish List Holds
Date Posted: 10/2/2009 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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The other day I posted some books and immediately two of them went to the tab for Wish List Holds. They have 48 hours to answer. I noticed that there are two other wishers for each of the two books.

My questions are:

1. If the 48 hours times out, is the book taken off their wishlist or placed back on it?

2. One of the book's 48 hours timed out at 12:38 this afternoon. Now it shows only 1 book on the Wish List Hold tab. What about the other 2 wishers? Why aren't they on there for the book that timed out?

Date Posted: 10/2/2009 1:24 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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1. If a person doesn't respond to a WL offer, the book is removed from the WL and placed on the reminder list:

If you do not respond to the email within 48 hours , the exclusive hold will expire, and the book will be removed from your Wish List.  It will be moved to your Reminder List, and you will be able to "convert" it back to a Wish List item from there.

2. I'm not sure about all the possibilities, but one of them is that the second user has the book on auto-request.

If the WIshing member has the book set to auto-request:


  • You will not see the "pending Wish List offer" on your account page
  • This will be treated as a regular request, and you will get the request 1 hour after it is submitted into the system
  • You will see "pending 1 hr max" on your bookshelf next to the auto-requested item during the hour before you get the request.
Date Posted: 10/2/2009 1:50 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Thanks, Sophia for your excellent answers. You are exactly right on the button about the one that went off of my wishlist hold tab. I checked the book and it has only 1 wisher now. So, it is on autorequest and should be coming up in 8 minutes! lol