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Subject: vacation holds
Date Posted: 9/15/2010 11:11 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2009
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I am about to go on vacation for almost a month, and have this question: What happens if I am offered a book on my wishlist while my account is on hold?

Date Posted: 9/15/2010 11:16 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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If you're on auto-request for that book, then the request will go through as normal.  Otherwise, you'll continue to move up in line while on vacation hold, until you get to #1, where you'll stay until you come off hold.  The system will just skip you while you're on hold (if not on auto-request) and go to the next requestor if that book gets posted, but you won't lose your place in line.

Date Posted: 9/15/2010 11:17 PM ET
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I had hoped for something like that; just thought I would ask anyway. Thanks.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 12:07 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Thanks for asking John!  I'm going to need that same information soon, but will only be unavailable for a week.  So if I have credits, any books on autorequest will be ordered for me . . . otherwise the Vacation Hold option will continue to hold my spot, but once I reach #1 FIFO will pass me over until the hold is removed. 

Am I understanding this correctly?

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 3:36 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Yes.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 2:44 PM ET
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Thank You heart

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 5:19 PM ET
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There is even a "select all" button on top of the list to turn the whole wish list to Auto.  Or you can select single books to turn on auto. 

But do not put books on your bookshelf to individual hold.  ONLY use vacation hold for your bookshelf.  Unlike your WL, the bookshelf hold puts you at the end of the FIFO line.



Last Edited on: 9/16/10 5:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 1