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Subject: WL- how does this happen?!?
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2008
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ok- so i have this wish list book- well it was "offered to me a few days ago"- i was wisher # 1 out of 10

well- i got a "cannot mail" email from the system this morning....

and now i am #5 of 10

WTF??? ok- i do understand someone could have been on vacation hold- but ?!4!? people (this is not a terribly popular book)

i am irritated- i do understand things happen and all- (oh- not irritated so much by the "cannot mail" as by how i the heck did i get bumped to 5????

and i just checked my transaction archive- at the time of the cancel there were 6 wishers....  now there are 10

i thought i would be back in #1 (unless someone was on hold- but i seriously doubt it with that way this looks)



Last Edited on: 5/24/09 9:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 9:33 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Are you sure you were 1 of 10? There could have been 4 people ahead of you here were a combination of : book gone lost, book not marked mailed, book marked RWP, denied requestor conditions and vacation holds. 

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 9:56 AM ET
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omgosh mary- i am too distracted by your pics for my eyes to focus on meer words.... especially that pic of jason... (must tape mouth shut to keep drool off of my keyboard)

i had not thought of that..... oh- well. its not like dont have alot of other books to read! and wishes seem to be granted in a quick manner on this book..... back to the line i go....

thanks! (not a snarky thanks- a real thanks!!!)

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Yes he is quite the specimen of man-fless isn't he?  DH gets his movies from Netflix all the time for me. 

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 10:30 AM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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Since this was brought up, I have a slightly-related question - I was notified of a book being available on 5/19 so I accepted that same day. It's now the 24th and the member hasn't acknowledged. What's the turn-around time for someone offering a WL book after it's been accepted? This is the longest I've ever had to wait and with the holiday and all the member could be involved with all sorts of (family type) things.

It isn't a book I'm crazy-wild to get so if the transaction falls through it won't be a biggie, but since we're still "waiting on member" I'm wondering how long the wait would be by PBS guidelines.

Gail

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 10:55 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Gail - your transaction will cancel at 3:00 AM tomorrow morning. The sender gets 5 full days plus however many hours it is until 3:00.

 



Last Edited on: 5/24/09 10:57 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 11:10 AM ET
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Thanks, Cathy.  I looked her up and she doesn't have the "last log in" option active so I wouldn't know when she was last signed-in, and I do know real-life can jump up and grab us when we least expect it. It isn't like there are no books in the house!

Gail

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 12:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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You could PM the member and ask them to send you the book. I have done that sometimes when I got tired of waiting. Once, the member said they had already sent it out and did not know why it was still in the system. Once, the member was local and offered it to me for free if I would drive over and pick it up (I did).

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 1:33 PM ET
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It's possible that they are just waiting to accept until the mail by date brings them closer to payday.