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Subject: WL ?
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 7:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2007
Posts: 127
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I had a book on my WL, got notification from system it was available and was waiting on member response.  Evidently member denied request and the book is now back on my WL.  But, it shows I am now number two in line.  How does this happen?

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 7:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2006
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It's possilbe that someone took their account off hold during the short time you "had" the book.

Other than that, it's just one of thos PBS mysteries.


Date Posted: 2/11/2008 8:11 AM ET
Member Since: 9/17/2005
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or if someone had the book considered 'lost in the mail'.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 12:58 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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There's a list of reasons in the Help Center, search for something like "backwards wish list".

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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From the Help Center:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.