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Subject: Request accepted - how to tell if 2 or 5 days before shipping?
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2009
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Hi,

As a requester how can I tell if the sender agreed to ship in 2 days or in 5 days? I checked under the details but it only says when the request was accepted and there is no email confirming that the sender accepted the request. I ask because I wonder when the request will be canceled if the sender does not mark it shipped.

I accepted on 5/22. The sender accepted on 5/24.

Thanks,

Christina



Last Edited on: 5/27/09 9:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 9:56 PM ET
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If the sender selected they will mail later you would know. It would say: Will mail by:..... in the little speech bubble section.

Last Edited on: 5/27/09 9:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 10:08 PM ET
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I do not see a "will mail by: ....", so I assume this request will be canceled tonight, right?

5 days after the 5/22 request would be 5/27?

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 10:27 PM ET
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not exactly- i think there 2 days of grace so add 2 more days to the 5 days...

any reason for the rush? (i am NOT trying to be smarmy- just curious.)

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 10:29 PM ET
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Oh, no rush. Just that I've already had one canceled this week by PBS because it was not marked shipped in time and I will be sooo disappointed to lose a second one in the same week. So, I was just wondering exactly how the system worked.

Thanks for the info!

Christina



Last Edited on: 5/27/09 10:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:01 PM ET
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If it hasn't been printed then I don't think you can be sure.  I don't print out until just before I mail.  I do accept, though.

Ruth

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:26 PM ET
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i hate it when that happens.....

i hope this works out well for you this time

 

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 7:09 AM ET
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From the help center ~

If the sender clicks "I can mail in the next 2 days" the Status of the transaction on the request on the requestor's  account page will read "Accepted".

If a sender clicks "I can mail later" the status of the transaction on the request on the requestor's  account page will show "Will Mail by:" and the alternate mailby date chosen.

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 7:48 AM ET
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Thank you Lori!

Christina

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 4:23 PM ET
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UPDATE - the book was marked shipped a few minutes ago!!!!

Christina