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Subject: when you receive a request...
Date Posted: 12/12/2015 4:40 PM ET
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just curious how long do you usually wait before sending the book. For myself, I have never gone more than 3 days. That has only happened a few times. Many requests I get I send the same day. sometimes the second day.

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 6:23 PM ET
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I mail the same or next day depending on when the request comes in.

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Date Posted: 12/12/2015 6:30 PM ET
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Depends..I work next to a post office so usually the next day but it depends on acceptances. I always list more than 1 book, so it depends on who accepts when. That determines when I go to the post office...

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 7:02 PM ET
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I always choose the farthest date out to mail, just in case something unexpected comes up.  But I usually mail within 2 days.

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 7:24 PM ET
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I always choose the farthest date out. I ususally accept as soon as the request comes in, but I've had an occasion or two where the site was down when I needed to say the book had been posted. This was back when I was saying I could mail within 2 days. so I always pick the farthest date out to mail. However, I go to the PO every Monday and Thursday so usually within 2-3 days after I receive the request. Pat

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 7:26 PM ET
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I always find the book first. I often post books late at night. I can often see problems with the books only in daylight.

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 9:19 PM ET
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Next day usually.  If the request comes in later at night, I won't see it until the morning so that delays me a day.  If it's a Friday request, it's Monday before I mail because I drop everthing in a blue box and I usually miss Saturday pickup there so it's going to be Monday before it's picked up anyway.

So, never longer than 3 days but I often times choose the farthest mail date so I'm not bothered by the reminder emails.

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 10:20 PM ET
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I always accept the request within a day after receiving it and checking to be sure that the book is okay to mail. Then I choose the farthest mail date in case something somes up, but usually mail within 2 to 3 days.

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 10:40 PM ET
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Like others, once I look over the book again to make sure there are no issues with it, I usually choose the farthest away date, just in case something comes up, but will usually mail the same or next day.

Date Posted: 12/12/2015 11:44 PM ET
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Usually, if a request comes in during the week, I mail within two days.

If I get a request over the weekend, I mail on Monday or Tuesday.

I tend to put my shelf on hold over busy times or when one or both of us feel poorly.

Date Posted: 12/13/2015 9:41 AM ET
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Living in the country, I try to coordinate my mailing with trips into town so I usually choose the longest period but often mail much before that so if anyone here requests a book from me try to remember that.  Note, too, that rural POs are open limited hours and weekends are impossible so if life prevents you from getting there during those hours you need to plan for the next day..    

Date Posted: 12/13/2015 9:46 AM ET
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Though I almost always mail  within 3 days after accepting, I recently started clicking furthest out date just in case.  Since PO is out of the way for us, I like to have more things to mail out than just 1 book.  Since I'm active on the raok forums, I can usually get some things wrapped to send out for that also.

Date Posted: 12/13/2015 9:59 AM ET
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You have the 5 days so it makes things easier. There have been a few times I needed that time.

Date Posted: 12/13/2015 11:01 AM ET
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I too pick the furthest day out but usually mail way before that.

zeke68 -
Date Posted: 12/14/2015 8:47 AM ET
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I don't accept a request until I have the book in hand, which is usually same day.  I pick the furthest day out for mailing, but it's usually next day. It depends on if the request comes in on a weekend or during the week, because I mail from work.

Date Posted: 12/14/2015 9:39 AM ET
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I always pick the farthest date but almost always mail the next day. The general exception is if the next day is Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. I usually mail from the office, so if I'm not heading to work I might not mail until I'm back in the office, because I don't have a postal scale at home--I use the one at work. Or I might just go to the APC on my day off and mail that way.

Subject: How soon do you mail
Date Posted: 12/18/2015 11:29 AM ET
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I check the furthest out date usually, but like eveyone else, ,mail with in 2-3 days.I go by the post office almost every day and just drop itin the blue box. I also can use the blue box at the Walmart I work at. I might miss the pick up that day, but once it is in the blue box, it is mailed.

Date Posted: 12/18/2015 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2009
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I will sometimes us the mail later if it is coming up on my payday I like to do one big ship on payday. I will always try to mail out asap.Sometimes I will use mail later if Im busy and have not had time to get the labels together.