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Topic: Wish List Book Lost - Now I'm #2 in line?

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Subject: Wish List Book Lost - Now I'm #2 in line?
Date Posted: 11/22/2009 11:01 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2007
Posts: 71
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Morning all,

After nearly a month of *patient* waiting, my wishlist book has still not arrived, and the system took action today, deeming it "lost".  I was really looking forward to receiving this one!

Unfortunately, when I check my wishlist, it shows that I am #2 in line now! According to the help docs, I should have been put back in place at #1, right?

Wish Date: 4/11/2008 - Your position: 2 of 4 - Estimate: N/A.
This item is on Auto Request.


The requestor will get credit back, and the book will go onto the Wish List (if there are no available copies in the system) or the Reminder List (if there are other copies available to request).  If the book was a Wish List book when it was requested before, the requestor will go back to #1 in line for the book.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 11/15/2008
Posts: 3,308
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It's possible the person who is #1 was before you and also had one go lost, arrive damaged or that she had RCs that were turned down so the book rolled over to you.  I hope you get your book soon!

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
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There could have been someone on vacation when the book was posted to you and it hasn't been posted since. Or not posted to FIFO at least. 

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2008
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I did have one book deemed 'lost' and it showed up several days later. Your book may still show.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2007
Posts: 71
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Thanks all, I am really holding out hope this will show. As you can see, it's been on my wishlist for a while! =) .... Just frustrating to be put in line at #2 after all this waiting.

Have a great day all!

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 11,718
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You'll get the book eventually.  I know it's hard to be patient.  I was on WL for 18 months for a book.  I finally got to #1 and it got posted to me.  Only to go lost in the mail.  I did go back to #1 and it was almost another 6 weeks before the book was posted again and I finally got it.

All I could think about was how many copies could have been posted in the month I was waiting for that lost in the mail copy that I could have had.  Very frustrating but I did eventually get the book.  Hopefully your lost one shows up soon.  My lost one never did.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 4:24 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,177
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Frustrating Melissa, but there are ways it's legit.  Hope you get a copy very soon!