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Subject: WL request/cancel
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 9/26/2005
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So I have a book that I've been on the WL forever on and finally got a message this week that it came up (I was finally first in line and the book got posted).  I ordered and now got a message from PBS saying "we couldn't reach poster so we cancelled your order, gave you back credit and put it back on your WL".  OK, I understand things happen, but when I check my WL, I'm now #2 (of 600+ people) for the book....but shouldn't I be #1?

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 7:05 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Maybe the same thing happened to someone else after it happened to you and them getting put back at #1 was after you got put back at #1 making you #2?

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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Or it may have been that someone had their account on hold and when they took it off hold, they regained their #1 status.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2006
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I've sure had a run of bad luck with something similar happening to me several times lately. I had two that had been on my wish list almost since joining and they were finally offered to me only to get the message a few days later that they had sent numerous messages to the poster with no response. Then I had another one come to me on my wish list only to get the message sorry I gave the book to a friend. Sure is disapointing but hopefully someday I'll get the books.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 10:47 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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What I'm having trouble understanding is, that if someone is first on the wish list and gets a wish list book offered, that means it was just posted, right?  Then why in the world does the poster immediately disappear?  That's happened to me a couple of times too.  Weird.