Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Wish list book lost in mail, not #1 on wish list?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Wish list book lost in mail, not #1 on wish list?
Date Posted: 12/3/2009 4:55 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 66
Back To Top

 

I guess this is my first lost in the mail transaction here. It was a book on my wish list for several months so I was really disappointed. However I am confused about one thing, I am no longer #1 on the wish list, it moved me to spot #4 when the book was considered lost by the system. I thought I was supposed to get my old place in line back? Or does this mean other copies were lost in the mail before mine?

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 5:51 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,384
Back To Top

It might mean that folks 1 - 3 had a RC or were on hold.  (Both vacation hold and single book hold would keep them at top.)  It could also be that they had it on auto, but didn't have enough credits.  That would keep them at the top rather than toss them off.

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 7:03 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

You may not have been #1 when the book was offered to you. Between vacation holds, RWPs, lost books, timed out transactions and RCS-there could have been 3 people in front of you.  If it's an older rarely posted book the likelyhood of damaged copies being sent goes up in my experience.