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Subject: What if 2 people request one book?
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 7:36 PM ET
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What is proper etiquette here when 2 people have requested the same book the same day?  That's happened to me now.  I have two people wanting the same book.  How do I decide who to give it to?

Thanks, Jen

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 7:46 PM ET
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The system only allows one request.  It's taken off of your shelf as soon as someone requests it, so it shouldn't be available for a second request.  If you got a second request, you may check whether you have it posted in both hardback and paperback.

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:23 PM ET
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And once you've checked to make sure that you don't have two different books as Sharon said, do drop a feedback line to R&R about it using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.  I've heard that sometimes there's a glitch and books aren't removed from a member's shelf even though they've been requested. 

But to answer your question, I would look at the time of each request, and cancel the second and let it roll to the next member.

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:36 PM ET
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Are you referring to a BOB request?  If that is the case, you just have to choose one - I usually send it to the one who requested first.

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:00 PM ET
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I looked at your bookshelf.  Do you have two copies of the DaVinci Code in paperback? 

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:04 PM ET
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There  must be a glitch in the system as it usually won't allow you to post multiple copies of one book.

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:25 PM ET
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There  must be a glitch in the system as it usually won't allow you to post multiple copies of one book.

Actually you can post more than one copy of a book as long as they have different ISBN numbers

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:53 PM ET
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well, yeah if they don't have the same ISBN then the system does not consider them the same book...I was referring to the exact same book (as I believe that was what the discussion thread was about) with the same ISBN.

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 11:53 PM ET
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Help Center says

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 2:20 AM ET
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So the help center link tells you how to refuse one.  As for which one to refuse, like Amanda said, I've always given fiirst priority to who ever requested it first.  Not a terrible problem to have :)  Good luck!

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 2:20 AM ET
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So the help center link tells you how to refuse one.  As for which one to refuse, like Amanda said, I've always given fiirst priority to who ever requested it first.  Not a terrible problem to have :)  Good luck!