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Subject: Sender hasn't mailed by mail by date - now what?
Date Posted: 5/13/2008 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2008
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My TBR pile is big enough that it wouldn't be a big deal if it were for me, but I am hoping to give the book she's sending me to my dad for Father's Day, and I want it to have plenty of time to get here.

Should I PM her? Should I let it go for a few more days? What do I do now?

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 10:40 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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I had this happen a couple weeks ago.  Two days after the "will mail by" date, I just sent her a PM that said something like:  Hey, I just wanted to see if you've mailed the book yet!  I am reading this for my book club this month and I'd like to get started on it.  Thanks."

ETA:  Oh yeah, and she PMd me back to let me know she had mailed it that day, and I got it a few days later.



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Date Posted: 5/13/2008 11:05 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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they have 2 days after the mail by date to get it in the mail.  I know that I had one just the other day that she waited until that 2nd day to ship the books.  I did PM her to remind her that if she didn't get it marked as shipped by that 2nd day that the system would cancel the order. 

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 9:09 AM ET
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So if the system cancels it automatically, will it put me in the FIFO line for the next copy or will I need to reorder it?
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 10:27 AM ET
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the system will put you back in the spot you were in when you were offered the book.