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Subject: Same RC over and over again
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 7:59 AM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2006
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Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:40 AM ET
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It should be going to her reminder list when you decline for RCs, and she shouldn't be able to put it back on WL until yours is requested by someone else or another copy is posted.  But I know there are little glitchy things that can interfere with that.  Maybe like someone else requesting your book & then canceling before you see the request (during the buyer's remorse period) & she puts it back on WL while yours is on WL hold - although if it works like everything else with WL books, yours should have some kind of placeholder in the system until it is marked mailed.  Maybe someone posting another copy and then removing it...  She could also be tinkering with her RCs, updating her settings, and then putting the book back on her WL in the meantime.   Make sure, as well, that you are declining just for the RC - although you'd know this because you'd have to repost your book if you had declined for other reasons.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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The book gets moved to the requestor's Reminder List if your copy is the only one in the system and you declined for RCs. I'm thinking periodically she is going through the reminder list and ordering the book since it probably shows 1 copy in the system. She has no way of knowing until she attempts requesting it that this is still your copy. At least I think this is what's happening if there are a few days/weeks in between the requests. She maybe really wants the book and doesn't want to miss it if it does happen to be a different poster listing it. Declining it for RC is about the only thing you can do. Maybe you can PM the requestor and let her know that you will contact her when someone ELSE requests your copy so that then she'll know if she sees a copy in the system it won't be yours?

If the requests are constant, as in coming up again as soon as you decline, then I'd say there's a glitch of some sort and you're stuck in a loop and should probably contact PBS.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:59 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It wouldn't put it on WL hold if she's requesting the book from her RL.  Have you, by chance, been going on and off vacation hold?  If you go on hold, it might be moving the book to her WL because your copy is no longer available and then when you come off hold it's offering it to her as a WL book.  Just a thought-I know there are members who travel a lot for work or have tight postage budgets and go on hold a lot.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 9:33 AM ET
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