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Subject: Vacation Hold?
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 2:17 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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If I put my bookshelf on vacation hold - do my books continue to move up through the FIFO line - or, do they remain "frozen" until I remove the hold?

If I put my bookshelf on vacation hold - how does this affect my wishlist? I will be away from home, but, still with internet acces, so would hope I would still receive wishlist offers as they come up.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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Linda - Per the Help Docs:

How does the Hold affect your Bookshelf?

  • The books that are on your Bookshelf at the time the Hold goes into effect will be hidden from requests.

  • This does not include books that are involved in a Wish List Hold or an active transaction.
  • The FIFO order of each book will be preserved during the Hold; it will not "lose its place in line" to get requested.

How does the Vacation Hold affect My Wish List?

All items not set to auto-request on your Wish List will be "hidden" from the system when an account Vacation Hold is in effect. 

  • If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book is NOT set to auto-request:
    • you will be "passed over" for that copy
    • you will retain your place on the Wish List
  • If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book IS set to auto-request:
    • if you have credit(s) in your account to request the book, it will be requested for you automatically, and sent to the mailing address on your account.
    • if you don't have any credits in your account, you will be passed over for that copy, and retain your place on the Wish List.
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 3:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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The system lets you get the WL books on auto request.  But there really isn't a way to send books to a second address.  Such as when you will be in one location for a long time.  This is easy to do with 48 hour offers, not with vacation auto request.   The options really are to either change your primary address, or to write a RC. 

(Can you tell I'm thinking of staying with my Mom for several months during hospice care?)

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 11:40 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I have a question about vacation hold too.

I changed a book to auto-request after having been on vacation hold the last 4 days. It says I'm 1 of 2, but it also says there is a copy available to order right now if I go to the accounts page. Do I need to actually click on the "order this book" button or does it just take a little while for the system to recognize that I now have a book on auto-request?