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Topic: What is the longest it took for your Wish Listed book to be picked up?

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Subject: What is the longest it took for your Wish Listed book to be picked up?
Date Posted: 1/8/2008 9:45 AM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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I just thought it would be fun to see!

I'm waiting for my 4th person to pick it up! I don't think I've ever not had the first person pick it up. Each time I'm waiting the 48 hours and no one is claiming it.

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 9:58 AM ET
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My longest had two wishers decline. It was accepted right away by the third.

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 10:07 AM ET
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My longest was 7. I had posted something line 7 WL booksat that time only 3 went on the first wisher, 1 took 2, 1 went to 3 wishers, 1 to 4, and 1 to7.

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 10:08 AM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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I waited for 5 wishes one time before it was picked up.  I HATE the 48 hour  hold!!!!

Subject: 48 hr hold
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 4:10 PM ET
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I HATE when people let the book sit there for 2 days.  So unfair to the sender.  I get that you're waiting for a credit, but if you're low on credits then mail using the printable postage so you have credits on hand.  Sigh.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 4:32 PM ET
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Mine isn't the popular viewpoint here, but I love the 48 hr hold.  I need it for Friday postings, since I usually only check the computer and PBS on weekdays.  Frequently on weekdays, but I'm lucky if I can get to it on the weekends.

Sorry for you impatient folks that end up waiting for people like me, but not all of us can be here 24/7 even if we wanted to be!

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 4:38 PM ET
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Ditto what Robin said.  But, I've had good luck with WL books being picked up.  I think I've only had the offer go to 2 people, tops.

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 4:52 PM ET
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The 48 hour isn't always the problem, I've had 3 cancelled within the 1 hour buyers remorse on auto-requests too. At least with 48hr hold, I knew I'd be waiting.

Robin - I always feel guilty about posting on Fridays because of that reason, what if the person 1st in line only have access on weekedays?!

Last Edited on: 1/14/08 4:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 5:24 PM ET
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For me I think the longest was getting through 6 people, at least as far as I remember. But it seems to be the norm anymore to get through at least 2-3 people before getting an acceptance.


Date Posted: 1/14/2008 6:49 PM ET
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That's why they have autorequest. If you don't have a computer at home or can't find 2min in your weekend to say yes or no to a book offer then set it to autorequest. Or put your account on hold on Fri before you leave work and put it back up on Mon.

I've posted a lot of WL books. The longest I've waited is for it to go to the 3nd person.  I've noticed that if the WL line is really long, the 1st person usually snaps it up. But I've had several w/short WL lines or just 1 person that have gone through the 1st or 2nd person or ended up on my shelf because the 1 person on WL let it time out.  I'm thinking that maybe since the line is short they don't mind starting over at the end. I don't know.  I had one time out this weekend and it went on my shelf. It was ordered pretty quickly though.