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Subject: Vacation Hold question
Date Posted: 5/20/2010 3:03 PM ET
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Is there a way to put my bookshelf on hold, but not my wishlist?   I need my bookshelf to be on hold for a week or so, but I want to be able to accept WL offers - without marking them "Auto Request".     I just now noticed that all my WL'd books are on vacation hold - that's not what I want.  frown

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 3:08 PM ET
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I don't think there's a way. Why don't you want to make them auto-request? I just marked the ones I definitely would want if they came up as auto-request and have let the others go on hold. That way if ones I might have changed my mind about spending a credit on and put on hold anyway come up, they won't be requested.

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 3:24 PM ET
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I agree with Anee -- choose a few books that you know you would accept if they were offered to you -- ones where you are high on the wish list  -- and put them on auto-request.  Leave the rest on vacation hold, and you're set.

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 3:36 PM ET
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I do have a couple books on auto request because I want them no matter what.  I just didn't want to go through my whole WL and try to decide what I'd definitely want sent to me - especially considering I'm home and available to respond.  Truthfully...a lot of books are on my WL because they look cool when I saw them originally, but by the time I actually get them offered, my interest may have cooled off.   I don't necessarily figure that out until they are offered. 

I was really hoping there was a way I wasn't seeing to just put my bookshelf on hold temporarily (instead of the whole account).

Date Posted: 5/22/2010 10:58 AM ET
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Hey!  I think I've figured out the answer to my own question - but want to make sure.

In looking closer at my (behind the scene) bookshelf page I DO see that I can put individual books on hold - and that should leave my wishlist working as normal.

The question I have now (and I can't find this in the helps documents) is....does putting an individual book on hold affect its status in the FIFO line?  IOW, when I take the hold off an individual book, will it go back to where it was before the hold was put on it?

Can it be this simple?

Date Posted: 5/22/2010 11:01 AM ET
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If you put the books on your bookshelf on individual hold, they'll lose their place in the FIFO line.  Only WL books keep their place while they're on hold.

Date Posted: 5/22/2010 11:02 AM ET
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frown

Bummer.  Thanks so much for the answer, Jenna.  I was so hoping.....

I wonder why I can't find this in the helps documents?   And I wonder why putting individual books on hold is treated differently than putting a whole bookshelf on hold?

sigh



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