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Subject: WL Book not sent...boo hoo...pity party
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 6:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Well, it finally happened to me.  I got all excited and accepted a WL book offer, and then, after it sat for the full 5+ days, it wasn't ever accepted.  No book for me...boohoo!!

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Man thats tough when that happens :(

I looked to see if I had anything in Mt TBR to send to you,  but I only had one and its for a swap. I think you are ahead of me in all my WL lines :P

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 6:39 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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I just had that happen today/yesterday.  From the bookshelf, it looks like a new member that posted a bunch of books, but never accepted/sent them.  All the books on the bookshelf were posted on the same day as mine was.

Oh, well, back to the WL I go.

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 6:39 PM ET
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Its ok Mel, thanks :)  The worst part is that it would have completed the Cirque du Freak set for me :)  Ah, well, I'll take consolation in that the next copy posted is still going to be mine :)  I guess I'd rather this happen than have it marked mailed and never come!

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 6:47 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I just had that happen, too. I wonder if it was the same member? Their shelf had a ton of books that were just posted last week, and I'm pretty sure that the order was actually accepted, but never marked as mailed so the system cancelled it and I went back to #1 in line on the WL.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I've had this happen in the past and have found that the book tends to be offered to me again very soon and, oddly enough, by a completely different member.  I think it's some kind of weird wishlist karma.

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2008
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I had that happen to me three times in a row on the same WL book before some wonderful soul finally gave me the dang thing, lol!

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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Last Edited on: 2/3/15 2:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 11:05 PM ET
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I think maybe in this case the person was new and didn't read the Help docs or know how things worked.

Misty, I've had that happen before too with several books--I think they are cursed or something! I'll get it off the WL once and it'll go lost, get back at #1, have the order accepted and then cancelled, and then finally I actually get the darned thing!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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To sidetrack Amy's thread -

Cheryl you need a warning on your WL for those of us who need things neat and tidy with pictures! Doesn't it look better now with all the pics I uploaded? Those image editors are speedy little buggers tonite. I uploaded 35-40 images and it looks like they are all there already.

Back to regularly scheduled pity party.



Last Edited on: 1/12/09 11:12 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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This has happened to me many, many times.  It's usually a new person who posts ten or more books and then doesn't send them -- for whatever reason.  Maybe they figure if so many people want their books, they better hold on to them?  :-D

 

So -- I get excited about a WL book when it's sitting in my lap.  :-)



Last Edited on: 1/12/09 11:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 12:05 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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I've only had that happen once or twice so far.  The first one was a book that I didn't think would ever be posted (or at least not very often - it hasn't been posted since then!), so that was a letdown.  It ended up being a new member, and the account was closed a few days later.  Oh well, maybe another time!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:44 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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I had this happen a few months ago. I even sent the person a PM and they responded that they didn't check their email often, which is why they missed the request. You know, when it pops up on your WL like that, it means they JUST posted it - how hard is that??? Even though the member responded to my PM, they did not send the book and it's still at #1 on my list, all these months later. Oh well. It's one I can wait for - I would like to someday read it but don't mind waiting until someone sends it. That pretty much describes my entire WL - if I was dying to read it, I'd buy it (even those hard-to-find books you pay big bucks for on ebay!)

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 8:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Ooooh, Melanie! You are my hero! LOL

Cheryl