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Subject: vacation hold
Date Posted: 9/9/2014 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2006
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I have my account on vacation hold, but a book from my wishlist got posted and sent anyway.  I'm in the process of moving and I have a feeling it's going to end up lost or returned to sender.  anyone have this problem before?  If I have my wish list on auto request does that make a difference?  shouldn't it still be put on hold?


Date Posted: 9/9/2014 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It worked exactly like it was supposed to with autorequest.  Autorequest is intended to allow you to receive WL books when you  may not want to mail any out and put your account on vacation. If you don't want to receive any WL books you need to take the all off auto.

Date Posted: 9/9/2014 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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There is a button to select all books, to turn off auto-request on your whole wish list.

On the forwarding mail form there is an option to mark that you will pay for media mail to be forwarded. Warning that might include catalogs.

Scott (scalta) - ,
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 4:56 AM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2010
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Auto-request means you will receive all wishlist books, even when on vacation hold.  You will need to de-select the auto-request option to stop receiving books.

The following is directly from the "Help Docs":

The auto-request feature on the Wish List will request a Wish List book automatically for you when it becomes available and if you have a credit in your account, skipping the email offer/confirmation step.  Auto-request will work even if an account is on Vacation/Hold.

If you do not have credits in your account when an auto-requested book becomes available, the Auto-Request will convert to a regular Wish List (48-hour) offer.  If your account is on Vacation Hold in this situation, you will be "bypassed" for the book, and you will remain in your place in the Wish List.

Why use auto-request?

  • If you know you will not be able to respond to a Wish List offer email within 48 hours (or if you are going away and putting your account on hold), you will be sure not to miss a Wish List book.
  • If you aren't able to send books for a while (but want to continue to get WIsh List books when they become available) you can put your account on Vacation Hold to hide your Bookshelf and use auto-request to keep your Wishes active.

How to Set a Wish List item to Auto-Request

  • Go to your Wish List
  • Check the box to the left of the item
  • Then click  "Auto-Request - ON" at the top of the list
  • On the box that comes up, confirm that you want to make the change.

To disable the "auto-request" feature for an item on your Wish List:

  • Go to your Wish List
  • Check the box to the left of the item
  • Then click  "Auto-Request - OFF" at the top of the list
  • On the box that comes up, confirm that you want to make the change.

You can also set auto-request to be the default option for every new Wish you add to your Wish List:

  • Click "Options" at the top of your Wish List.
  • Check the box next to  " Set my future wishes to auto request by default."
    • Doing this will not affect the settings for existing wishes.
    • All books you add to your Wish List while this option is chosen will be set to auto-request by default
  • To undo the default auto-request for future wishes, uncheck that box.
    • Doing that will not affect the settings for existing wishes.
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2006
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crap.  I already filled out the forwarding thing online and didn't see anything for that.  I'll have to talk to them about it when I go to pick up my key for the mailbox here.  Thanks for the info everyone.

Date Posted: 9/11/2014 10:41 AM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2010
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I didn't click the "pay for mail forwarding," but I was lucky enough to just move to a different section of town. Two books being sent to my old address were forwarded to my new address for free.  Probably won't happen if you move out of town.

Date Posted: 9/11/2014 3:21 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2010
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If your mail is being delivered out of the same Post Office building, you get free forwarding on everything.  Otherwise, you have to pay (except for First Class and Priority).  (When we moved from our apartment to our house three miles away in the same town, we had to pay for non-First-Class forwarding even though we were in the same town, because the house was delivered from a different Post Office/ZIP code.)