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Subject: Vacation Hold Question
Date Posted: 12/2/2010 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2010
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I'm on Vacation Hold to cut back on mailing costs.

I would like to come off vacation hold long enough to get a dozen credits or so.

Question: If I get too many request  is there any penalty or problem denying the request?


(Hoping I can ask this question on the forum without getting attacked.)

Date Posted: 12/2/2010 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I would recommend only posting the number of books that you can afford to mail...check and see which one's are wishlisted and post only that certain number...delete or don't post the one's you can't afford to mail or I guess you could leave the one's that are not wishlisted.  Take your account off hold for say 5 minutes and then put it back on vacation hold...I've actually found that if I have wishlisted books it really only takes the amount of time to take it off and then put it back on and they are nabbed.

Knowing you are limited on the number you can afford to mail, offering more wishlist books than that and then cancelling is not in my opinion proper.

Last Edited on: 12/2/10 6:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/2/2010 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2010
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Thanks Christy, I was thinking it had to be all or none.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 12/2/2010 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Cancelling book orders is not recommended.  PBS understands that sometimes things happen and book requests need to be canceled, but in general, every member agrees, as listed in the Terms of Use contract: 

By posting or listing an item for exchange with the Site, you agree to ship the item when requested. The posting or listing of items without the intention of exchanging them when requested is expressly prohibited and may constitute wire or mail fraud in violation of U.S. and state law.

Members who refuse to send out books upon request or who have too many cancellations are subject to review by the site administrators and could even jeopardize their membership here.  So, it isn't a good idea to cancel whenever it can be avoided.

Date Posted: 12/2/2010 7:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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When I only want to send a certain # of books, I post a few WL books while I'm on vacation and then come off hold just for a minute so they can go on WL hold. Then go right back on hold.

Date Posted: 12/2/2010 9:11 PM ET
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Robin...it is all or none...what I was saying is that you may have to Delete books from your bookshelf if you have alot of WL books on there...you would only leave the number of books that you could afford to mail.

Date Posted: 12/3/2010 3:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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If none of your books are Wish List, then you can come off hold until you get as many requests as you can afford, and then go back on hold again. 

If you have WL books it's a little easier to control how many requests you get.  But it works for regularly posted books as well.  Just keep an eye on your account so you can go back on hold when you need to.