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Subject: How to use hold function
Date Posted: 4/24/2009 11:48 AM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2007
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I am a new member and posted about 50 books last week.  I have mailed out roughly 15 books already and don't really want to mail anymore out this month as I have reached my shipping budget.

Is putting all books on hold the correct way to handle this situation where you only want to spend a certain amount each month?

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2008
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I haven't had to put my account on hold yet, but if I ran out of postage funds I would. It seems to be one of the reasons a lot of others use that option for.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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Hi and Welcome;

Try reading this topic: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=160551

Dan (for Marilyn) edited to fix link

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Date Posted: 4/24/2009 12:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
Posts: 2,164
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Make sure you put your entire account on vacation hold, rather than just holding books from your bookshelf.  When you hold a book (or books) directly from your shelf, those books go back to the end of the FIFO (First in, first out) meaning that your books, if they have progressed in line, go back to the beginning.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 12:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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And make sure you put any WL books that are near the top on auto request.  Otherwise they also go on hold. 

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It says you joined in 2007. 

But yes is you put your account on hold you will not get any book requests. Just put your WL on autorequest.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2007
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Yeah, I signed up in 2007 but only started using the site last week. :)

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:37 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2009
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Hmm.  I wonder if there's a glitch causing the wrong "join date."  Weird.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
Posts: 9,601
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I joined and waited about 3 months to become active because I wanted to know what I was getting into.  I took the time to read the guidelines and follow some of the posts on the forums to get a feel of the place.  But 1.5 years?  Wow - you are more patient than I am!


Date Posted: 4/24/2009 5:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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Eh, I've joined places, then didn't have time or decided not interested.  Then a while later something would trigger the memory and I'd decide I was then interested and become active.   It happens.