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Subject: Why did this happen?
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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I just received a WL book last week. I'm halfway through it. This morning I was doing some PBS "list maintenance" and I noticed that the book that I just received was still on my WL. I KNOW that I didn't have it on my list twice and I know that I marked it received. Any thoughts on how or why this happened? (I did delete the book from my WL this morning.)
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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is it the same ISBN??  It could be that you had it WL for two separate ISBN's.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 9:29 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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No...I'm sure I only had it on WL once. I go through my WL every few days to check the status of books I'm anxious about and to make sure I still remember why I wanted the book in the first place! LOL! This one has me flummoxed.
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 11:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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There can be glitches.  Its good to check your WL and bookshelf from time to time to catch these. You were lucky enough to catch it before you got a second copy.  I recently received two copies of one of my WL books. The system accidentally offered me the same book from the same person twice. When she cancelled one of the orders, it put it back on my WL. I didn't think to check for that since I still had the active request from her. The timing was so quick with the other member accepting and sending that I didn't realize until too late that I had two books coming from two different people.