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Subject: Wish List Auto Request Yes or No
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 10:55 PM ET
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On My Wish List it gives the option "Auto Request" as Yes or No.  What is Auto Request? Does that mean if put "no" then I won't be in the queue if the book is posted?  Thank you for any advice!  Shannon

Date Posted: 1/9/2009 11:03 PM ET
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If you select "Yes" and have a credit on hand, when that title is offered you will automatically accept the offer and request the book.  If you don't have a credit, or if you select "No", when a Wish List book is offered you will have a 48 hour period to decide whether or not to acquire or spend an existing credit on the book, or refuse the offer (removing the title from your Wish List and forfeiting your place in line).

edited to add: there are more details in this Help Center document: What is the auto-request feature on the Wish List?

Last Edited on: 1/9/09 11:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/9/2009 11:03 PM ET
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 Welcome to PBS Shannon-

     auto request yes means that if the book comes available and you are next in line it will automatically tell the other person- yes you want that book. If you leave it as no, then you will have to log in and decide if you want the book or not when it comes available.

Date Posted: 1/9/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/10/2009 6:26 AM ET
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Auto request is something I use for books that I'm near the top of the line for. When I put my shelf on vacation hold (which isn't only when I go on vacation but sometimes when I'm low on postage money and need to wait a few weeks til I have more), I make sure that the books I desperately want are on auto-request also.



Date Posted: 1/10/2009 1:14 PM ET
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Thank you so much! I understand now.  Shannon

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 12:54 PM ET
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Something to consider when deciding whether or not to use Auto Request - if you have it on, but have no credits (a horrible thought but it happens!), and a WL book is offered to you, it will automatically skip you and go to the next wisher in line because you have no credit to "buy" it with.  BUT if you do NOT have Auto Request turned on, you have 48 hours to request the book or not, and that gives you a grace period during which you can opt to purchase credits or transfer them (if you have some) from the CD or DVD sites.  Having lost a couple wishlist books that way, I've set all my wishlist items to not use Auto Request just so I have that option.  I've done the same at the SwapaCD and SwapaDVD sites, so that if those JAG DVD's ever get posted, I can get my sweaty little hands on them!

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 1:01 PM ET
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Peggy - That shouldn't have happened to you.  According to the help center:  If you do not have credits in your account when an auto-requested book becomes available, the Auto-Request will convert to a regular Wish List offer.  Meaning that you should still be offered the book and given a chance to add credits to your account.  If this did not happen for you, you should let the team know and they can reinstate you on the wishlist.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 7:09 PM ET
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I have all my WL books on Auto-Request Yes now, because I missed a couple of offers because I logged off Friday afternoon, did not come on during the weekend to check PBS, then on Monday when I logged on, my WL books had been offered late Friday night and were canceled on me on Monday!  One of those, I've been waiting over a year at #4 trying to get back to #1 on the list so I can be offered the book again...

So, don't forget to log into PBS on weekends if you have WL books on Auto-Request set to No!!!!

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Date Posted: 1/15/2009 7:13 PM ET
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I set all my WL books to autorequest.  I guess I don't see what the down side is.  If you don't plan to order the book when it becomes available, unless you don't have the credits, it shouldn't be on your wishlist.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 3:33 PM ET
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I have everything on Auto except for the books where I have more than one edition on my wish list.   That's my reminder to go delete the other versions.