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Subject: WL hold and going out of town
Date Posted: 12/27/2010 11:36 AM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2010
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I posted a highly requested WL book over a week ago.  It has since time outed a few times and remains on my WL hold tab.  Normally that wouldn't be a problem but I am going out of town for close to 2 weeks.  When I put my account on vacation hold, will that prevent this WL hold from going through? I guess I could bring the book with me and mail it while out of town, but I don't want to have to worry about it.  Any suggestion?

Date Posted: 12/27/2010 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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When you put you account on vacation hold, the next time the book rolls over it will simply go on hold until you take your account off vacation.  However, if it is requested from the 48 hour hold in affect before you go on hold, the book will still have the same mailing deadlines even though you are on vacation. 

I would put my account on Vacation Hold as soon as possible. 

Date Posted: 12/27/2010 1:10 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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I would contact the team and ask them if they can cancel request.  Explain that it has been on there awhile and it has timed out a few times and is rolling over.  Now you are leaving to go out of town and you will not be able to mail if the member responds.  Make sure your account is on vacaion hold. 

To contact the team, click on Contact Us found at the bottom right of this screen under the Company heading. 

Have a great vacation.

Date Posted: 12/28/2010 11:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
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I hope the hold worked for you, I had the same thing happen to me right before Christmas.

Date Posted: 12/28/2010 11:39 PM ET
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I've upped the date on a vacation hold so a book would not roll over.  (Such as leaving on the 31st but set the hold to start the 29th.)  The date that the hold needs to be in effect is the time of roll over.  Then the book will roll over to be on your bookshelf.  Look at the request and see when the 48 hour hold ends.  Set your vacation hold to be before that time.  Then you can remove or hold the book and set your vacation hold back, if you choose.

Date Posted: 12/29/2010 1:43 AM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2010
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The book rolled over again this afternoon but was promptly requested by this person. Going in the mail tomorrow and no longer an issue.

Of note though, while I'm on vacation, I plan to hit a few thrift stores to look for books. I usually use the iPhone app and post from the store.  With my account on hold, nothing will be requested until it's off hold, right?

SN: My 100th post! Yay!

Date Posted: 12/29/2010 4:25 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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You're right, Becki, post away while on vacation. They will not be requested until you take it off of vacation hold. Enjoy your vacation and have fun at the thrift stores.