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Subject: wishlist books waiting 48hrs to confirm member has credits?
Date Posted: 3/15/2009 8:48 AM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2007
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I posted 2 wishlist books this morning and both say waiting 48 hrs for member to confirm they have credits. Is this a new feature or do both the members I posted the books to not have credits?

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Date Posted: 3/15/2009 8:57 AM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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All Wish List books go through a 48hr waiting period for the member to confirm they want to spend a credit. The only time there isnt a waiting period is when people choose the Auto-Request to be on.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 8:58 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It's always given people 48 hrs to respond to a WL offer.  You have the option of putting books on autorequest and then it'll automatically order the book for you.  If you're out of credits than it'll revert to the 48hr hold.  It's been that way since I joined.

Not everyone has computer access everyday so they give people time to respond.  Or to buy a credit if they're out.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 9:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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If it says "waiting to confirm that they have credits" that might be new, the wording, I mean, not the actual wait time. I don't think I've ever seen it worded that way before. I just checked as I have one on wishlist hold as well that I posted yesterday and that is what mine says, too....and if I remember right, the book did not have a Green Wa, just a red W when I posted the book. So maybe it's just how all wishlisted books will be worded now.


Date Posted: 3/15/2009 9:50 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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It's new wording. I got that too, yesterday. Kind of silly I think to invent an excuse that may not even be accurate. They should just stick with, "The person has 48 hours to respond." After all they could be out of town. They haven't checked their computer. Or, they just might not want the book.

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Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 3/15/2009 1:12 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2008
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I posted a book with the Wa today.  The first thing I had was a Wish List hold with that wording of waiting 48 hours - I've seen that before.  Since this person had it on auto request it must have just been the one hour hold because when I checked just before going to the PO it was accepted and ready to mail.

Yes, I have a new PO substation near me that's open on Sunday.  The most convient thing of all - right across the street from the church I attend.  Now, that's special!

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 2:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2006
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That's the message you get when the book was on autorequest but the wisher doesn't have a credit for it. In that case, the wisher has 48 hours to obtain a credit and order the book. It's been like that for quite a while. The standard 48 hours to respond message still shows up when the book was not on autorequest.

ETA: At least, that's how it has been working for quite a while now. If it's showing up on all wishlist books all of a sudden, I'd suspect a glitch.

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