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BetsyP avatar
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Subject: I'm new...
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 7:10 AM ET
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Ok.  When I joined, I posted 12 books, they were all on other WLs (paranormal romances, mostly).  I sent them all out.  So far 4 have been marked received, but only 3 show up on my map.  Why is that?

 

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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 9:10 AM ET
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So...you sent all 12 books out, and you used delivery confirmation for all 12?

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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 9:12 AM ET
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they won't all show up until they are all marked received.  although you should have 4 (unless you sent 2 to the same city)

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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 3:41 PM ET
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I used Delivery Confirmation on eleven of them.  I think when I printed the 12th one, I didn't have enough money in the account anymore to pay the postage, and it somehow defaulted to the wrapper without postage.  I paid at the Post Office for that one (with Delivery Confirmation).   That book actually is on the map.

Betsy

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Date Posted: 11/15/2007 11:08 AM ET
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Hmmm...my best guess is that the DC did not get scanned for some of those books.  That happens sometimes.

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Date Posted: 11/15/2007 12:14 PM ET
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The map doesn't work all of the time for me, I don't think that it's accurate 100% of the time.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't pay much attention to it.

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Date Posted: 11/15/2007 4:19 PM ET
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I don't know about the map problem.  Mine is nearly full, though.  I have now sent out >2400 books, used delivery confirmation on none of them and had about 10-15 that went lost.  With this <1% incidence, it isn't worth the $, at least not to me, to pay the extra for the DC.  It is popular with a lot of people, though, and I wouldn't criticize those who swear by it.

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Date Posted: 11/15/2007 4:42 PM ET
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OH the sent/received map?  I thought you were asking about the delivery confirmation tracking map.  Sorry - disregard my earlier comments.

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Date Posted: 11/16/2007 7:11 AM ET
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You have to understand.....I am fascinated by this site!!!   I feel like a tourist in a new country.   I couldn't figure out what the small little symbol was, on my sent books listed in my completed transaction list.  It looks like a tiny footprint in a red rimmed circle.   Figured it out...a book passport.  Tells you the travel history of the book!!   I think that's the coolest thing ever! 

What can I say.  I am new.

Betsy

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Date Posted: 11/16/2007 9:39 AM ET
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Hmm...yeah the only thing I can think of is two to the same area.  Have you clicked on each one yet?  It will give  you details of who you sent to, so if there were 2 in one locations it would show up.  You just click on each dot on the map.

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Date Posted: 11/16/2007 9:40 AM ET
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Must have had more recieved since this post.  I just saw your map and you had 8 dots.

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Date Posted: 11/16/2007 9:17 PM ET
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Yes, now there are 8 dots.  But there should be 9.  A second book went to Massachusetts that still isn't showing up.

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