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Subject: on vacation hold but ...
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 1:24 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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still receiving wish list requests.  is this suppose to happen? 

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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If your WL books are set to auto, yes.  Just switch them back to 48 hour hold and your WL will be on vacation hold, too.

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 1:44 PM ET
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What I mean is Im still getting requests to send books.  My wishlist is already on the 48 hour wait.

mistie -
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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If you posted a wishlisted book/s and they were still on 48 offer to the requestor at the time you then put your account on vacation hold, then yes, you will still receive requests for this book/s. if the person "turns down" the offer, the book will not "roll over" the the next wisher ( and you could remove it from your shelf, if you so desired).

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 10:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Did you take your account off hold for a short time to do something?  I've take my shelf off hold to post a WL book and have other books that were already on my shelf go on WL hold. 

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Jennifer, your bookshelf is currently visible, so it does not appear your account is currently on Vacation Hold and you may need to reactivate it.  When Vacation Hold is active, you should see a red bar across the top of the page giving your hold dates when you go to the "My Account" page.

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 10:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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You're on hold now.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 11:32 AM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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Hmmm weird.  That red bar has been on my account page since I activated the hold.  Not sure if it hiccuped somewhere but I guess its all straight now.  Thanks for the responses.  Loving the site. 

Quick question though.  Is it ok to use the vacation hold if youre not actually on vacation, just low on funds for shipping?  Not sure if maybe there is a different process for that.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 11:37 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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That's completely fine, Jennifer! It's better to be on vacation hold if you know that you can't mail books...that way you don't lose your place in the FIFO line for those books available and you don't have to declien any requests.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 12:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have a very limited postage budget.  My account is almost always on hold.  I just auto request WL books based on where I am in line and how many credits I have.  When I need credits-I unhold long enough to post however many WL books I can afford to send.