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Subject: WL book that was never offered put on remainder list
Date Posted: 8/8/2011 8:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
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I do not have auto request on. Today I got an email that a book on my WL was put on remainder list due to RC. The book was never offered to me to request and as I said I don't have auto request on. I had requested it months ago and it was declined and I put it back on my wishlist a few weeks later when that copy was gone. Now it has been on the wish list a month or so but went back to remainder list with no offer. I am so confused! Does this sound like a glitch? The only thing I can think of is that maybe the previous copy had been removed rather than requested and the same person that rejected my RC had relisted it... .but wouldn't I still be offered it, since it would be a new listing?

Edit: I checked my archive. The copy that didn't meet RC was declined in January and I added back to my wishlist maybe in June?

Last Edited on: 8/8/11 8:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/8/2011 10:05 PM ET
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 Rebecca, did you check your Club Communications in case some how an e-mail was missed? You can go to your "My Account" tab and then under that near the middle will tbe Club Communications and see if there is anything helpful there? If not I would send in feedback about it. To send in feedback you can click on the "Contact us" link near the bottom right and fill out the form.

 I hope this gets sorted for you so you can get a copy soon.

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 10:16 PM ET
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the email about the remainder list was the only email about this book in the last 30 days when I looked at club communications.

This is what the email says. The book was last offered to me in January and I WL it again once that copy was gone. When I go look at the book now I'm not seeing any copies available either, and I checked right after I got the email. This is the book, are you seeing any copies available? I am not. http://www.paperbackswap.com/Poison-Diaries-Duchess-Of-Northumberland-Jane-Colin/book/0810993147/

"Your Wish List request for the book 'The Poison Diaries' by Duchess of Northumberland Jane Colin Stimpson was declined recently because of your Requestor Conditions.

Normally when this happens the book will go back onto your Wish List. But in this case, the book has been put onto your Reminder List, because this copy of the book has not yet found a requestor. Either all of the wishing members for this book have requestor conditions the book doesn't meet; OR they all declined the Wish List offer of the book; OR you were the only one on the Wish List for the book.

Because of one of the situations above, we have had to move this book from your Wish List to your Reminder List. The reason for this is that a currently available book cannot be on a Wish List."


Date Posted: 8/8/2011 10:53 PM ET
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I wonder if the person who initially offered it to you and was declined for RCs put their account on vacation hold sometime after that and re-added the book to their shelf---then when they took the account off vacation hold, that book would be offered back into the system--and since the sytem figured it was the same book that was declined before (same poster, same requestor) removed the book to your RL until someone else requests that copy of the book? That's the only thing I can think of if it's not a glitch.


Date Posted: 8/8/2011 11:04 PM ET
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Was the email showing as a new communication in your Club Communications? When you look inside the email does it have a date/time stamp? Sometimes email filters catch emails and hold them, then for some odd reason release them months later so what looks like a new email is really an very old one.

If it is a current email, the only way to get a real answer is to use the Contact Us link in the lower right under Company and send in Feedback to ask the Team what's up with the email.

Date Posted: 8/9/2011 12:32 PM ET
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I checked and it's not showing any copies available, it shows Members Wishing: 1.

Date Posted: 8/13/2011 3:33 AM ET
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The email in club communications is dated July 8 2011.

I filled out the contact form and hopefully they can tell me what is going on.

Date Posted: 8/13/2011 8:26 PM ET
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Well they solved the mystery for me. It is the same book and the owner keeps her account on hold all the time except for like 1 day a month when she takes requests. So they told me I will just have to keep adding it back and hoping another copy is listed.