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Subject: Strange
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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I posted a book to my shelf about a month ago and it was the only copy in the system.  It was still the only copy last night.  This morning I logged on and it's on WL hold.  I didn't think you could WL a book that is available.  I'm not making a Post Office run until later in the week so it's no biggie but I just thought it was strange.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:38 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2006
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I had this happen to me not long ago, Alisa, and someone suggested this scenario.....A member has that book on her wish list and is the only wisher, then goes on vacation.  If she doesn't use Auto Request, but does hold her shelf, now there are no wishers for that book. She comes back from vacation, unholds her shelf...voila, a WL hold for a book on your shelf for a few weeks.

I don't KNOW that this is what happened, but it made sense to me, lol.

edited for spelling



Last Edited on: 8/31/09 8:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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Hmmmm, yeah I guess that could be what happened.  I picked up 3 different job interview question books at a yard sale and 2 of them were the only copies posted.  I mailed the other "only" last week, so if this one gets accepted I'm down to the one with 7 copies available.  Not too bad for a quarter each!