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Subject: Where's the book???Update posted further down.
Date Posted: 2/8/2010 8:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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I am #1 of 2 on a WL book.  I have been told by someone they posted the book.  I have been watching all day for it to appear on my account but it hasn't.  She says its listed as pending on her account.  Why hasn't it been offered to me?

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Date Posted: 2/8/2010 8:42 PM ET
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Depending on how soon after posting she said she had done so, the book might not yet have shown in the system.  It's also possible that she posted a different version of the book, which is most likely the case if there's been sufficient time after her posting. 

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 9:11 PM ET
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If she posted a different ISBN version of the book and it had a WL it's probably pending on another members WL already. Or if her account is on hold it could be on her shelf but on hold. 

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Date Posted: 2/9/2010 1:10 AM ET
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If the time has been longer than the 1 hour buyers remorse, then one of the above situations is most likely.

Date Posted: 2/9/2010 10:43 AM ET
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You could ask her what the ISBN is of the book she posted, and also on your wish list to the right there is a tab "Expand Wish", which will show you other versions of the book your are interested in.  If you are lucky one of them will have a tab "Order this book", meaning another version or ISBN is available.  Good luck.

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Date Posted: 2/9/2010 10:59 AM ET
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There are only 2 versions of the book regular and large print.  But I have finally receive the wish but strange thing it came from someone else.  Her's is still waiting for a response she said it times out Wednesday afternoon.

Thanks for your info.  Every bit a education I can get on understanding how things work here I appreciate.

Last Edited on: 2/9/10 11:01 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/9/2010 12:50 PM ET
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As soon as a wish list book is posted, everyone else on the list moves up one spot.

If you didn't get the wish list offer from the other member, and your account was not on hold, then you were not #1 on the wish list when she posted her book. You might have been #1 earlier in the day, but you could easily have moved back to #2 because someone else had a "received with a problem", "lost in the mail" or "timed out" transaction. The other member's book would have been offered to that new #1, and you would then immediately  have moved up from #2 to #1.