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Subject: vacation hold but still receiving requests?
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2009
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I recently put my account on vacation hold because I was being overwhelmed by requests....after a day I received another request! I checked my status and I was still on vacation hold.  Is this normal?  How can I pause requests until I get caught up?

Thanks-Katie

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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Was it a wishlisted book? If you posted a wishlisted bookand it went into the 48 hour waiting period (or how ever long it is) before you put your account on hold that might explain it.

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 9:58 PM ET
Member Since: 12/16/2007
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Liesl is correct. If a transaction was already active when you put your account on hold, it will not be stopped if you start a vacation hold. Katie, unless you other books on your shelf that are on another member's wishlist and they have already been notified that it is available, you should not receive any more requests. If you continue having problems, feel free to post here again, or use live help to PM a tour guide.
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Yep, that has to be it.  The transaction was active so it carries thru when you go on vacation hold.  You can always let the request sit, you have a couple of days to accept it, then you can choose the farthest mailing date which'd give you some breathing room.  If you don't think you'll be able to make that deadline, then mark that you can't mail the book and you won't have to worry about it.

Editing to clairfy:  If you think NOW that you can't mail the book in the week or so you have to do so, then don't accept the request now.  Don't accept and then later decide you can't mail it.  If it's a WL book, then that ties the other person's request up and they may miss out on another copy being posted.



Last Edited on: 1/27/09 10:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 10:48 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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Yes, you can work it so that you have at least a week before you need to send the book. Please (pretty please) decide now though, don't make them wait five days and then cancel it, or just let it time out. Someone just did that to me, posted a book that has been on my wishlist for a year and then just let it time out. I didn't appreciate it, I would have preferred that they cancel it right away rather than leave me hanging for five days.