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Subject: wish list holds
Date Posted: 10/22/2013 8:55 AM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Does anyone know why books are still listed on my wish list as a hold even though I've already received them?  I've had to delete 3 books today from the wish list that were "on hold".  I've already received the book and in some cases sent them out to someone else already.

Date Posted: 10/22/2013 9:31 AM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
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That happens sometimes, I try to check my holds every once in awhile.  I assume it is just a glitch, you order a copy, other versions go on hold, and sometimes it doesn't clear when you receive the book.

Date Posted: 10/22/2013 11:45 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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If you have two versions of a book on your wish list, then the second version will be put on hold by the system.  If the books are linked.  I think this also happens for some types of RWAPs and Lost books, so you have the option to retain your WL place. 

This is actually great if the first book is damaged.  I just select the sort by Hold and check it now and then. 

Date Posted: 10/22/2013 11:49 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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When you mark a book received where you have multiple versions on your wishlist, if they are linked, there is a check box that asks you if you want to delete the other versions from your WL.  I can't remember if you have to check it to get them to delete or uncheck it.

Subject: Thanks
Date Posted: 10/22/2013 4:57 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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I guess I have to read those small boxes more carefully.  Thanks, all.