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Subject: Other editions of wished for books
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 1:55 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2005
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I received a box of older books from my late brother's home.  Many of these are on people's wish lists, but with a later ISBN -- mine are in good condition, just earlier publications -- 1960's, 1970's.

I feel bad that there's someone out there who wants to read these book, but doesn't know they're  available because they put it on their wish list and the latest ISBN's are included in the listing.

So, please, if you're looking for a book by an older and/or dead writer,  don't depend solely on the wish list feature, but do a search from time to time.

Lorraine T.

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 2:04 PM ET
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Lorraine, you can tag the WL version with the ISBN of your version! See the Making Tags Useful, Mission #10 thread.

Also, you can post the books and then write them up in the Book Bazaar thread, Wishlisted books under different ISBN's.

Subject: Other editions of wished for books
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 2:46 PM ET
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Thank you.  Jane.  I've been a member here for a long time, but never knew about tags.  I went back and tagged 3 books with the ISBN on my copy.  I'll see what happens from here.

Lorraine

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 3:18 PM ET
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Lorraine - I would recommend putting a post in the Book Bazaar to advertise that you have Rex Stout and John McDonald on your shelf, those ones just fly off of my shelf when I post any.

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 3:21 PM ET
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Also, realize that some people may want to wait for a newer copy.  I sometimes pass over WL books with alternate ISBNs that are considerably older because I fear they may not be in great condition.  It may or may not be a legitimate concern but depending on the book, I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Subject: Book Bazzar?
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 5:29 PM ET
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Subject: Book Bazzar?
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 5:30 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/4/2008 5:30 PM ET
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Lorraine, it is another forum like this one just a few down on the mail menu under Questions

Subject: Sorry, sorry.
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 5:31 PM ET
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I keep hitting enter instead of tab to get to the message area.   Okay,  I'd never heard of tabs and now I don't know where to find the book bazzar.  I

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 5:32 PM ET
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did you see my post above?  click on Discussion Forums and go down and look for the circus tent

and you can edit your posts instead of starting new ones, just click on the Edit Post button under your name



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Date Posted: 3/5/2008 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I've found a few WL books in the system as other versions and I've tagged both of them. I'll tag the WL one as "# posted under ISBN#" and the posted book as "#WL under ISBN".  I don't know if it's helped anyone get orders or not but I hope it has.  I'll have to try and remember the titles of the ones I did and go back and check.

ETA: Well I just checked on one I new I did this tag thing with: Animal Instincts by Gena Showalter.  It's available in the system and there are still 21 people on WL for another version.  I guess they really want that version. I think one is tradesize and one is mmp.  So I left my tag with the ISBN of the one that's posted. 



Last Edited on: 3/5/08 12:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1