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Subject: Requesting a book??
Date Posted: 4/7/2008 7:49 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2008
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Hi I have a question for you all...I had a book on my WL and have requested it on the 4th.  I still have not heard from the posted that they can mail.  How long should I wait?  Will I lose my place in line by waiting?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 4/7/2008 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Keep waiting! The sender has 5 days to accept your request and then they have up to 7 days to mail. If they don't follow through, you get your place back on the wish list. If you cancel, then you lose your place.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 8:12 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2008
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Thanks Cathy!!

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 12:37 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Not everyone comes on to PBS everyday.  Also they might be waiting to hit accept to allow a little more time to mail out the book because of time contraints or waiting for payday.  Since WL books can go through several requestors sometimes before being accepted-they probably jus decided to post the book.  Or they didn't realize it was a WL book and just haven't made it back on to hit accept.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 12:59 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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I actually just delayed answering a request for a book for a few days to give myself some extra time to finish reading the book!  It's the fifth in a series and I knew there were at least a couple of hundred of books 3 and 4 posted and assumed (you know what they say about assuming) that #5 also had tons of copies posted.  I decided to go ahead and post it along with #3 and #4 just to get it going on the FIFO line not realizing that there were only a couple of other copies posted.  It got requested almost immediately.  I'm still reading it!  <grin>  I'm almost done and I said I'd mail it by Saturday.  Shouldn't be a problem.  But, maybe something similar happened to the person who just posted your wish list book, not realizing there was a wish list for it.  Or, like Mary said, they may have assumed it would go through several people on the wish list before being accepted.