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Subject: Wish book ..can' t reorder
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 8:09 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2009
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This book recently became available off my wish list and I accepted it promptly. However, the shipper declined the request due to my RC (no cigarette smoke smell)...stating the book came to her thru another PBS member so she didnt know where it's been. Ok not a problem....I sent her a message that I was still interested in it and would reorder and turn my rc off. However.... When I click on the book there is not the option to order it....yet I am the only wisher!! Any advice???""...........................................................".........."............. Beating Cancer With Nutrition - Revised :: Patrick Quillin, Noreen Quillin ISBN-13: 9780963837288 - ISBN-10: 0963837281 - Book Type: Paperback Wish Date: 2/9/2011 - Your position: 1 of 1 - Last Posted: 09/07/2010 - Estimate: N/A This item is on Auto Request.
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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Try clicking on their member name and looking on their bookshelf. It is possible that there was someone in line after you and it was offered to them when the sender turned down your order due to your RC. That is the only reason I know of that it wouldn't have just gone back on their bookshelf. Have you heard from them? They should be able to tell if it is currently being offered to somone else.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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There was most likely 2 wishers and the other person has been offered the book. Had you been the only wisher when you were turned down, the book would have be removed from your Wish List and placed on your Reminder List while this members book was listed in the system. Since the book still shows on your Wish List, that means there were other wishers when your RC was denied. If you look at the email you received, I think it says something to that effect.

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 11:06 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I thought I read somewhere that once an RC has been declined that the same requestor could not then request the book -- I know I had that situation early in my membership here where I had turned down an RC, the member PM'd me for more information, decided she wanted it anyway but she discovered that even when she went directly to my bookshelf, that book was not available to her to request. The exact same situation that the OP is describing.

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 1:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2009
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Sally, that was changed a very long time ago. I think maybe even before I became a member, or at least really early on in my membership. The same requestor can request a book now after being denied due to RCs.

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 1:57 PM ET
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Well the person nicely answered my message that yes they have the book and it is not being requested by anyone else.......weird cause I still can't order it. Now I have a new question....the book is supposed to have a cd with it which this person says she doesn't have......can you post it that way??
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 4:33 PM ET
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She must not have it posted anymore. There is no way the system can handle a book being available and wish listed at the same time unless the wish is on hold.

Orginal accompanying media items need to be present to be postable. 

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 4:54 PM ET
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Tiffany, Thanks for bringing me up to date on that!!! I only had that problem the one time and now I know why (and why what the Help Center said was so different from what PBS told me nearly 4 years ago...)!