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Subject: "Unfortunately, this book is no longer available for requesting."
Date Posted: 8/9/2012 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2007
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I found a book that I wanted, clicked on "Order This Book," and got that message.

Why are books listed for swapping when they are not available?

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 8/9/2012 5:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
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The only explanation would be that there was one copy in the system and it was ordered by someone else between the time you accessed the page and when you clicked the order button.

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 7:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2006
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Linda, what was the ISBN# of the book you tried to request?

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2011
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"The only explanation would be that there was one copy in the system and it was ordered by someone else between the time you accessed the page and when you clicked the order button."

This. 

It happened to me after I ordered a book that was the only one in the system.  I needed another copy so I did a search for a different edition right after and found one under the same isbn. I ordered it and got that message.  It was the book I had just ordered. 

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 7:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2007
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Hunter, it is 1438441789.

I see now that the book is on someone's Wish List.  (I put it on my Reminder List because my Wish List is maxed out.)

Linda