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Subject: Estimate: N/A ??
Date Posted: 9/26/2016 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/29/2010
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Some of my wish list entries show:  Estimate: N/A after Wishes granted last week and some do show possible time to my request... Why??

Date Posted: 9/26/2016 7:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Either the book has not been posted previously, or I have heard that if a book has been previously posted but the receiving member does not put it on their bookshelf, as many members apparently don't do, then that information of last posted is not registered by the system. Having said that, I have gotten any number of books that showed as N/A on my WL, which leads me to believe that "if the book does not show on a member's bookshelf" is accurate info.

Date Posted: 9/27/2016 8:33 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2006
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I also think that N/A shows up if there is not a consistent posting pattern. If a book is only posted every once in a blue moon, PBS can't really estimate when it will be posted next, unlike a recent bestseller that is being posted frequently.