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Subject: What's the difference (en route vs. mark received)?
Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:10 AM ET
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In my little summary box on the home page, it says I have books that are "en route", and books "to mark received".  These books are not separated out on the tabs on my account page.  What is the difference between these two labels?  I would think that "to mark received" means that they have arrived and I need to mark them as such, but I haven't gotten anything in the mail yet.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 9:46 AM ET
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The "book en route" has been in the mail for more than 2 weeks, and it should have arrived or be arriving soon. The others have been marked mailed for less than 2 weeks.

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 10:30 AM ET
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I've been wondering that too!! I didn't realize there was a difference.  I kept wondering why they were separated but that makes sense. Thanks, Mary!

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 11:16 AM ET
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"The "book en route" has been in the mail for more than 2 weeks, and it should have arrived or be arriving soon. The others have been marked mailed for less than 2 weeks."

I don't know that that's necessarily true.  I've had books that say "en route" from the moment they're mailed and books marked "mailed" that have been sent longer than two weeks prior.  I thought maybe it had something to do with instant credit, since the ones marked "en route" were mailed with PBS postage, but I don't know.

Date Posted: 12/15/2010 12:33 PM ET
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I thought maybe it had something to do with instant credit, since the ones marked "en route" were mailed with PBS postage, but I don't know.

Oh, that might be it.  I noticed that one of the books coming to me had the little green check mark next to it.  Interesting.