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Subject: Member request
Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:24 PM ET
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I have a book posted that is on someone's WL.  I got a PM from the person yesterday saying that he doesn't have any credits but he has 4 books in transit right now.  He wants me to pull the book and hold it for him until he has credits.  That doesn't seem fair to me if there are others wishing for the book.  I haven't replied to his PM yet b/c I don't know what to say.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:40 PM ET
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Because the book is wish listed you CAN"T remove it.  No matter what you do there is no way for you to take the book off your shelf until someone orders it.  Maybe you could suggest that he buy some credits.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:41 PM ET
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That's a risk one runs when "juggling" credits as he's doing. If there are others waiting, I'd say no. If he were the only one wishing for it, I'd pull it and re-list it later when he says he has a credit to cover it.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 1:03 PM ET
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If it doesn't seem fair to you, then don't do it. PM him that as long as it is wishlisted you cannot stop the system from passing it on. he can buy, beg or borrow a credit if he wants it bad enough.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 4:51 PM ET
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You can't pull it anyway I don't think. He either has to get a credit before it times out and accept it, decline it or let it time out.  Then it'll automatically go to the next person.  You'd have to cancel the next one and then post directly to his WL.  If he posts in book bazaar he can probably find someone to sell him credits for less then what PBS charges. Or he could just cough up the $3.50 and buy one from PBS.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 5:13 PM ET
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You won't be able to cancel it from your end if others are wishing for it.  He will either need to buy a credit or lose his place on the wishlist.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 5:47 PM ET
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Well, I've seen people on the forums beg/plea for someone to buddy them a credit when a wishlist book comes up and they have no credits! Maybe he could try that?! :)

But no, I wouldn't hold a book for someone - if it was even possible.  

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 5:49 PM ET
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You can do it if he requests the book, then you cancel. He goes back to #1 on the wish list and the book is removed from your shelf.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 6:40 PM ET
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can't he get advance credits based on the books he has mailed?  i thought i saw something about that a few months ago.

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edit to say: never mind. i just read about "quick credit", which probably doesn't apply here. sorry.



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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 6:44 PM ET
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You only get advanced credits for using Preprinted Postage feature, or quick credit for using PBS Delivery Confirmation.  And these just get you credits that you have coming to you, only quicker than waiting for the books to be officially received in by the end user.

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 6:57 PM ET
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This is why you keep a reserve of credits on hand for those WL books.  I've had 10 WL books come through in the last 2 weeks. 

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 7:24 PM ET
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You can do it if he requests the book, then you cancel. He goes back to #1 on the wish list and the book is removed from your shelf.

He can't request the book without a credit. 

If he gets his credit in before the request times out, then he's in luck.  If not, then he'll have to lose his place or buy a credit.  Plain & simple.

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Date Posted: 10/19/2007 2:38 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/19/2007 2:53 PM ET
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He can't request the book without a credit. 

Duh! You're right of course. I don't know what I was thinking.

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Date Posted: 10/19/2007 3:00 PM ET
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Jennifer, if he needed credits that badly, he could have used PBS postage and gotten instant credit. Wait for it to time out and move on to the next person. He's the one who dropped the ball, not you.

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