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Subject: WL book available...and then not
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:56 AM ET
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I have been wishing for a copy of a book and I got the "wish granted" email this morning.  I was so stoked to accept it and just a few minutes later, I got the email that the person cancelled the request saying that she can't find the book because her house is under construction.  But she had just posted it right?


Date Posted: 7/21/2008 11:02 AM ET
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or it could have been posted and making its way through the WL system...but it does seem rather odd but perhaps she posted it and then set it down and doesn't remember where?

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:46 PM ET
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Given how often wishlisted books are not "really" wishlisted, it's certainly possible that she posted it  a week ago, and it went through several people who either didn't respond or declined it before it got to you. I've had that happen before several times. If her house is under construction I could certainly see that it would be possible to misplace a book in a week's time, or even a few days.


Date Posted: 7/21/2008 6:07 PM ET
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It's also possible that because her house in being renovated that she had her account on hold for a while.  I've had my account on hold for quite a while because of a cross-country move.  A couple times I've had books that were on my shelf and not WL-turn WL. I took it off hold to let them go to WL hold.  I had one book timeout and go back on my shelf on hold-then it's WL again (same person) and I took it off again. They accepted the 2nd time. Then maybe in the chaos she couldn't find the book afterall.

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 9:16 AM ET
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I did that to someone this weekend and felt very badly. I posted it, and moved it to my desk, and Ambrose (tuxedo kitty) jumped up and knocked a glass of juice on it , so  it became **poof** unpostable.Readable but unpostable.  I felt badly because there was a long list of wishers, and I had no way to contact the person. What I did was offer it to someone who has ordered a bunch of books from me in the genre as a freebie in the next shipment.

Subject: A-ha
Date Posted: 7/22/2008 5:27 PM ET
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I had just recently wished for it, and there were no other "wishers" when I searched for the book, so I figured that she had to have posted it right away...I didn't realize that there were other issues like this that might come up.  I did notice that all of her other books had been posted quite a long time ago, so maybe she did have her list on hold and then took it off, that makes sense ;)