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Topic: Where do I find that topic about cancelled books going to WL?

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Subject: Where do I find that topic about cancelled books going to WL?
Date Posted: 11/18/2011 10:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2010
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I know it's somewhere, just forget where.

I ordered 2 books as part of a *deal*.........I would not have ordered them separately because I didn't want them that bad.  But as a deal, it was good.

Sender had already sent those to someone, but as soon as he cancelled my order it *rolled* over to next sender.  and showed up in my ordered list

Date Posted: 11/18/2011 11:02 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Cancelled orders can only go to your wish list if they are not available to order.

Can you not cancel the order?  If not, perhaps you could PM the person and explain the situation and ask them to cancel?

I'm not sure exactly what you are asking but hope this helps.

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 7:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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In a case like that when the books that need to be cancelled are available in the system-the requestor needs to cancel if they don't wnat them reordered. The system doesn't know that you were ordering them as part of a deal. Only that you ordered and so wanted the books.  When it's a WL book and the sender needs to cancel then it should be the sender that cancels so it stays on the requestors wish list.

If the new sender hasn't printed the label yet then you can cancel and they will not lose their place in the FIFO line. 


Date Posted: 11/19/2011 10:27 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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There is a section in the Book Bazaar about people offering deals not cancelling the requests for this reason, you can direct the person who offered you the deal to  the read sticky in that forum "How to use this forum..." in hopes they learn and don't to it to someone else.

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 5:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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That is one reason when I'm doing a deal, I'll contact the person making the deal and ask them if book X and book yY are still available, as a deal and if so let me know and I'll order one, and am requesting the other as my free book.  In that way, if either book is gone, I've not ordered anything, and the other person only has to respond to my PM that the books are available or they aren't.  Good luck. Pat