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Subject: I accidentally Reminder-listed a book...
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 10:04 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2006
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I was going over my Reminder List today, and I discovered with a shock that one of the books I had wishlisted I had accidentally moved to my Remainder List.  I've been waiting for it for MONTHS.  Literally, months.  A bunch of months ago I tagged all of my wishlist books with the date and my number on the list, so I don't know exactly where I'm supposed to be, but I know that I was #24 on the wishlist on 8/14/08.  Now if I re-wishlist it, I'll be #36.  It's not a book that gets listed into the system very often, so this makes me very sad.

I emailed PBS about it, and I got back in response:

You converted this book to your reminder list on 2/28/09 at 7:41 PM. 
Unfortunately, we do not have a way to move you back to the middle of the wish

I guess there's nothing to be done about it, but it still makes me sad.  This was one of the books I was waiting and waiting for.  And whenever I un-wishlist a book,  I always remove my tag--and the tag is still there--so I know without a doubt that it was an accidental switch. 

Unless I'm wrong?  IS there anything to be done?  I'm just so frustrated.

Edit: It's Preludes and Nocturnes, with this ISBN: 1563892278.  I've been looking EVERYWHERE for this edition--I can't even find it in my local bookstores.

And of course, I rewishlisted it immediately.  That doesn't make it any less frustrating--I was #24 last AUGUST!   I have no idea where I should be now, but it's definitely higher than #36.



Last Edited on: 3/4/09 10:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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THere's nothing they can do.  Even if you did it accidentally.  They only put you pack in place if you marked a book RWP or it went lost. \

You can try posting the title here on the off chance that someone reads it, has it and posts it to you.

Last Edited on: 3/4/09 10:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 10:16 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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Well, it sounds like you should re-wishlist it.  You aren't going to get it on this site if you don't. 

Other than that, just take care in the future when putting books on your reminder list that you don't already have them wished.

You could mention the title of the book in your post.  That might help someone recognize it as a wish-ed for book if they come across a copy somewhere, and so move the line faster.


Date Posted: 3/4/2009 11:03 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I can identify with you on this!  So sorry that it happened.  I looked up the ISBN over at Amazon and I was amazed at what the sellers are asking for it (Amazon only sells the paperback version - $13.79).  The cheapest used one is $18.00 and the only new one is $100.  Please do go over to the Science Fiction forum and post about it.  Also put it in your signature line and keep a "presence" on the forums so that your posts (and signature) will be seen and noticed.  Consider taking an "unpostable" version.  I'm assuming that you want this as a "keeper" for your collection - lots of Sci/fi fans like to collect their favorite authors books in good condition.  Be sure that if you want the dust jacket or any other kind of condition that you have an RC ready for this book so that you don't go through all this only to be disappointed.  Check on Half.com or eBay - you might get lucky!  Good luck.


Date Posted: 3/6/2009 7:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2009
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It's for sale on Half.com

Hardback for 19.99 in Like New  condition

Next Price is 25.99 in Like New  condition

Hope this helps

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Anita - that was very nice of you to look that up on those sites.  The great people on PBS who do this sort of thing is what makes PBS my favorite place on the internet!