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Subject: Wishlist Magic
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 9:47 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Just got offered a WL book in the Alex Cross series and I thought, wow, that list is really moving fast........ I had checked my WL the day before and it said  I'm #16!   Guess lots of folks used the "not now" option.  Anyone have that happen when you were a ways down the list?

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Date Posted: 5/27/2014 10:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2010
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3 or 4 times a month I get WLs ahead of schedule from Gold Key friends. Some times WAY ahead of schedule. Check your main account page. It will tell you if this is a gold key offer.

Date Posted: 5/27/2014 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Not sure how you checked your place in line after you got the offer since its removed from your wish list when your request is filled. Did you decline the offer and then check?

With Gold Key, Not Now, and RCs, its probably more common to get an offer when you are not #1 than to wait until you are #1 to get the offer. A lot of those popular books will build up a big line of RC requests at the front and you will see offers happening in the larger number places like that. 

Date Posted: 5/27/2014 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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Like Melanie mentioned, I don't see how you would know you were 16th in line because when I get WL offers, the book is no longer on my WL.  Are you sure the one on your WL is the same ISBN # or maybe a different edition of the book?

Date Posted: 5/28/2014 1:07 AM ET
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Since your wish list isn't private someone may have posted it directly to you.