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Topic: Why would my place for a wish list book drop from 1st to 2nd?

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Subject: Why would my place for a wish list book drop from 1st to 2nd?
Date Posted: 5/12/2010 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
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This morning I was first in line for a wish list book, and then this evening, I dropped to 2nd.  Why would that happen?

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 8:02 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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From the Help Center and copied from Melanie's post in another thread:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.

Last Edited on: 5/12/10 8:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/13/2010 12:53 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,177
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What D.G. posted  smiley  and one other . . . if a book ahead of you was RWAP, the requesting member would be returned to #1 on the list.  On the other hand, the same applies when your turn arrives!