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Subject: wish list position
Date Posted: 2/17/2013 11:10 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Can anyone explain to me why my position in the wish list for a book changes?  E.g. on 12/24/12 I was 9 out of 13 on the wish list for Abraham Lincoln: a Life. Today (2/17/14) I am 10 out 14. Why did I move to position 10?  Shouldn't I still be 9 out of 14 now?  How does this work? This keeps happening to me.

Thanks, Kipper

Date Posted: 2/17/2013 11:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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Someone had their shelf on hold and when they unheld it they resumed their position. It's one of the benefits of putting your shelf on vacation hold; you don't lose your position in line. If you were to stay on hold you could work your way up to one and until you unheld it, everyone else would keep moving up, but you be first in line as soon as you unheld it.
Date Posted: 2/17/2013 11:19 PM ET
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Either a copy was lost or damaged. Or a member came off hold.
Date Posted: 2/17/2013 11:45 PM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2009
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From the help documents:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously and was taken out of line gets back into line.

This can happen if a member (or members) ahead of you in the Wish List line:

Put her account on Vacation Hold (and this book was not set to auto-request). This will temporarily move you up in line for the book, since Vacation wishes not on auto-request are hidden by the Vacation Hold. When the Vacation Hold ends, the member goes back in line ahead of you. This is a very common scenario.

Got offered the book but used the Not Now button - this puts the book back on the Wish List in its previous position, on hold. If (a variable time later) the member removes the Hold from the Wish, that member will be ahead of you in line.

Put this Wish on individual Hold on the Wish List, and then later unHeld it.

Got an offer of the book, but the sender canceled it (did not mail it).

Got an offer of the book, and the sender mailed it, but the book never arrived and it was declared lost in the Mail.

Received a "problem" copy of the book - damaged or wrong, etc. This will put the member back on the Wish List in his or her previous position.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.