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Subject: When you accept a WL book do you delete the other versions off your WL?
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:09 PM ET
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When you accept a WL book do you delete the other versions off your WL?

I like to leave them on until the book is actually in my hand. In case the one sent gets lost in the mail, I'll still be in line for the other editions.

How about you? What do you do?

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:10 PM ET
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I also tend to wait, to be on the safe side.  Usually anything I want has a long list, so I don't feel guilty if I have to turn something down occasionally. Though in fact I don't think it's come up.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:13 PM ET
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I wait till I actually have a copy in my hands.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I wait until I have the book in my hand to delete the other versions too.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 10:15 PM ET
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I take the other versions off autorequest, but I don't delete them until the book arrives safe and sound.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 10:20 PM ET
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Until it is physically in my hand, no.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:05 PM ET
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Not until I have it.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:07 PM ET
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I usually take other versions off my WL as soon as the sender indicates that the book has been mailed. The once or twice that books have been lost in the mail, I've been put right back on the WL in the #1 position, so it hasn't been a problem.
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:11 PM ET
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I delete them once the book is marked shipped.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 12:46 AM ET
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I'll wait to be on the safe side.  I've got a book on another site that is supposed to be coming to me but it hasn't been mailed and the person is on vacation so I don't know if I'll get the book.  so I've readded it to my WL there and kept my spot here.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 5:04 AM ET
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The other day a WL book came up which I accepted, but the next day, the other WL came up also. If I wasn't watching carefully, I would have had 2 books.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:27 AM ET
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I turn autorequest off for the other versions but don't delete them until I have received the book.  Actually, if there are two versions at which I am #5 or better, I turn off autorequest on one of them.  Sometimes your number can come up rather fast if people ahead of you decline or don't respond, so I don't want to end up with two copies being sent to me before I realize it!

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:31 AM ET
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I don't delete them until it's in my hot little hands.  Especially with the amount of incorrect and unpostable books that I've been receiving lately.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 8:34 AM ET
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I delete them once the book has been mailed.  I haven't had any problems yet with books not making it to me, though, so that's why I do it then. 

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 9:08 AM ET
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I keep them on until I have a copy in my hands.  My WL books are mostly on the obscure side, so there's little danger of my being offered a second copy.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:05 AM ET
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I wait until I have the book in my hand as well.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:08 AM ET
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I wait. A couple of times when I removed the other versions, I regretted it when I received received the wrong book.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 7:25 AM ET
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I definitely wait till the book is in my hot little hands before I take other versions off my WL.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 3:43 PM ET
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I wait  until the book arrives  and take the other versions off auto-request too. So far, so good.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 6:39 AM ET
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I wait till it arrives.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 8:33 AM ET
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I wait also

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 9:24 AM ET
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I wait til I have a POSTABLE version in my hands! I only made that mistake once!

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 4:55 PM ET
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I take them off autorequest, but I will not take them off my WL until I have one in my hands.

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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 4:59 PM ET
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Add me to the list:  I wait till I have the book in hand before deleting anything from my WL.  Been burned doing it before then.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 6:59 PM ET
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i never even thought about keeping it on my list until i got the book.  i'll do that from now on. ;-)