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Subject: Is auto-request the trick to it?
Date Posted: 1/29/2016 2:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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I notice my WL  books on auto-request often give the date last posted and I almost never see that on those not on auto-request. As an experiment I changed some which were not on auto-request to auto-request and the date last posted appeared for some of them, though not all.

Date Posted: 1/29/2016 2:33 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2014
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 Last date posted. I have so  few last date posted on my wish list. My entire wish list is on 48 hour offer.   I had to take it off auto request when I was very low on credits. My instincts are telling me very strongly that n/a means it has never been posted.  There is no  last date posted for a book that has not been released yet nor for new releases on my wish list. The unusual rarely posted books on my wish list have no  last date posted. 

 My wish list is mostly art books only six of them have last date  posted. The most recent posting was September 2015. 

So, it's not really good news I guess.   That's why I flooded my wish list with pretty much the same stuff. Maybe in five years I will get one. 

Date Posted: 1/29/2016 2:48 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2010
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I think the date last posted is exactly what it is. I have several that are not on auto-request that show date last posted.  Sometimes it gets a little discouraging when the date is old and you think you will never get the book. I hardly even look at those dates anymore.

Date Posted: 1/29/2016 3:49 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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My entire WL is always on auto-request. I usually keep 3 to 5 credits in my account. If I happen to run out and get a WL offer, I then get the option to buy a credit or wait until later. No big deal for me. I think the most WL books I have gotten at one time via auto-request is about 12. Usually it's around 1 to 3.

Pam

Date Posted: 1/29/2016 4:32 PM ET
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Pamela, if you don't have credits but you have it on auto request they still give you a chance to buy credits?

 

I would hate to lose an offer just because I didn't have a credit At that moment. 

Date Posted: 1/29/2016 7:22 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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Valerie,

Yes, if I don't have a credit, I automatically get a notice that I need to buy credits in order to accept my WL offer before proceeding elsewhere on the site. I just click on that link and it takes me straight to the kiosk to order a credit. Then I pay for the credit and get another notice asking me if I want to return to my WL order and use the  credit to purchase said book. I do usually order about 3 to 5 credits depending on my finances at the tine due to the fee PBS charges.

Pam

Date Posted: 1/29/2016 9:15 PM ET
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Pamela: Just a suggestion - it's cheaper to buy credits from other members and you don't have to pay the extra fee on top. When I need to buy a credit, that's how I go. It's got the added benefit of the credit being backed by a book so it doesn't increase credit inflation like the kiosk credits do.

Date Posted: 1/30/2016 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2010
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I have enough credits, so I can keep my entire WL on auto. For a long time it wasn't, and I missed getting some books. When I did put my entire list on auto, I saw more WL books coming my way.  It's always a pleasure to log on and see I've 'requested' more books than I remember from the last time I was logged on.