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Subject: Turning Off Just the WL
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 10:29 PM ET
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Is there a way to turn off (similar to a vaction hold) only your wish list?  For example, when you're low on credits, or know that you'll be moving in the near future?  I'd like to turn off my wish list at times, so I don't get offers when I can't accept them, but still be able to get requests for books on my bookshelf.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 10:34 PM ET
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Nope, not yet. One of the functions on the new WL, if they ever get it in place, will be the ability to put WL books on hold, but there's no way on the current system.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 10:46 PM ET
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You can make sure your WL books are not on auto-request and then put your account on vacation hold.  You wouldn't lose your place in the WL line that way but your bookshelf wouldn't be open to new orders either.

You can always buy some credits from the kiosk or someone selling them in the Book Bazzar if you need them.  Or you can ask to borrow a credit if a WL book comes up and you're out of credits.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:02 PM ET
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Thanks for the replies Melanie and Sarah.  My main concern is for moving.  Obviously, if I know I'll be moving in two or three weeks I can still send out books during that time, but I don't trust the PO to properly forward any that are coming in, especially with media mail.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:04 PM ET
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If you have any WL books in your TBR and you run out of credits-put your account on hold-read a WL book or two-then post them to earn some credits.  I usually set myself a credit comfort level that if I get to that #-I put my account on hold and read a few WL books to catch up.   For me it's 10 because I've had an active WL and it's not uncommon for me to have 3 or 4 WL offers in a week.

If you have books that aren't moving you can also try running a deal like 2 for 1 or 3 for 1 or something to earn some credits.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:13 PM ET
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Good suggestion Mary, thanks.   No books at all in my TBR though, since I read too fast to even bother with that.  :)

Doesn't help with the problem of moving though...

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:22 PM ET
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Is it an in town move or an out of town move?  If it's in town consider renting a PO box or getting a mailbox at someplace like The UPS Store and change your mailing address to that.  If it's acceptable for you to receive personal mail at work, change your address to your work address for a while until you're moved and settled and don't have any more books on their way to you.

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:29 PM ET
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I work from home Sarah, and this is a cross-country move.