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Subject: Sender Didn't Mail Book on Time
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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I have a book requested that was supposed to be sent out by yesterday. Well, it shows that it has not been sent or printed. I have read the help center about this, but I still don't understand fully what will happen here. Will I be put back in line in the wish list in first place or will I have to go to the end? What will happen to the sender?

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:08 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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you will go back to the front of the line...

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:10 PM ET
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Will the sender be put at the end of the line?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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First you have to wait until two days past the send by date on your screen. That's the sender's grace period.

Then your request will either be forwarded on to the next person who had posted the book, or you will be put at the front of the wish list if there are no other copies available. You don't get notified if your request is forwarded on, it just happens.

If the other person doesn't send the book, his copy will be completely removed from the system.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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THey could have mailed it and just forgot to mark it mailed. I would PM the person to remind them.  Most likely you won't get a response but at least you made an effort to notify them.  If they PM you back and say they mailed it but missed the mark by deadline you can at least cancel the 2nd request for the book. If you  can't cancel because the 2nd person already printed the label or has already maield the book: you do NOT have to pay a credit for each book. You only have to give a credit for the book that was marked mailed.  This all explained in the help docs. I recommend you read them so you now how to proceed if the book goes past the deadline. 

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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oh brooke..this is one of the things that totally confuses me too. i have read the help docs and really find the whole system to work but be sooo confusing in the beginning.  oy! lol!

you will prob. get the book from another person w/o doing anything.

sometimes i think my living in complete ignorance of when my books are supposed to arrive is a better state.  each time i try tracking whats happening i end up completely obsessing about it.  or worrying why someone hasnt accepted my request w/in 4 days.  so usually i try to order and just back away! lol! i dont recommend that for anyone else but it keeps my OCD in order! lol!  

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 11:25 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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THey could have mailed it and just forgot to mark it mailed.

According to what the o.p. said, they haven't printed the label.  They need to do that before they can mail it, so chances are pretty much against it being in the mail.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I missed the hasn't been printed part. I think then the request will just pass on to the next person in the FIFO line. If it's wL it should automatically cancel and put you back at #1.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 12:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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Now my account shows that this book has been mailed.

Let's all keep our fingers crossed that it's in good shape!

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 2:23 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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Thank you so much for posting this.  I have exactly the same problem today (the book was supposed to be mailed by yesterday).  After reading the Help section, I was still confused and was trying to decide whether I should ask here. 

She is a very active member, so I've sent her a PM and hopefully she just forgot to mail it or something.  The wrapper was printed right away. 

Thanks!!