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Topic: Where do books that were canceled go back in the FIFO line?

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Subject: Where do books that were canceled go back in the FIFO line?
Date Posted: 2/24/2012 1:55 PM ET
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Earlier this week I posted a book which was wishlisted at the time. I accepted the request I got, but hadn't printed the label yet because I wasn't quite sure what day I would be able to get to the PO. I got up this morning to find that the request had been canceled. (Aggravating to me, but totally within the site rules, I know.) When I looked at the book page, I found that in the time between when I posted it and now, the book was no longer wishlisted, and in fact there are currently 17 copies available.

My question is this: when the order was canceled, where does my book get placed in the FIFO list? Is it based on the original date I posted it, which would put it somewhere in the front of the line, or is it placed behind everyone who listed it right after it was no longer wishlisted, while my book was in limbo?

Date Posted: 2/24/2012 1:59 PM ET
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Your book would remain at its original posted date and FIFO just lines them up by that (aka First In First Out), so your book would be in front of anything posted after it.

Date Posted: 2/24/2012 3:57 PM ET
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Wait. If the order rolled over, you will be off the FIFO line. You would be slot #1 only if the member canceled the order.
Date Posted: 2/24/2012 6:21 PM ET
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Thanks, Melanie and Emily. The order was canceled by the requestor before it rolled over, so it sounds like I should be towards the front of the queue.