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Subject: Estimates?
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 5:54 PM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2009
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I know the estimates are pretty useless, but I enjoy seeing them.  I have 45 books in postition 1 with not a single estimate.  I haven't had an estimate in quite some time.  Does anybody else have estimates?

 

Date Posted: 12/12/2012 5:59 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yup, I have about 25 books with estimates. But they change all the time cause they fall off the estimate list if they haven't been posted in a week or so.

Date Posted: 12/12/2012 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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I'm #1 on 30 books, but only five have estimates.
Date Posted: 12/13/2012 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2010
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I have 199 books on my WL (and am #1 on 120) and *none* of them have estimates.

Date Posted: 12/14/2012 3:00 PM ET
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Estimates work ok for me.
They seem to work best for popular, but waitlisted books.

Here's one I'm ordering for my daughter.

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2) :: Suzanne Collins
ISBN-13: 9780439023498 - ISBN-10: 0439023491 - Book Type: Hardcover
Wish Date: 6/14/2012 - Your position: 230 of 752 - Wishes granted last week: 30 - Estimate: 7 weeks

I'm very grateful for the "last posted" button.
I conjure up my own estimates off of that.
Here's one of my oldest, I really want one specific edition.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (The Illustrated Edition)
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (The Illustrated Edition) :: Jon Krakauer
ISBN-13: 9780375502804 - ISBN-10: 0375502807 - Book Type: Hardcover
Wish Date: 4/5/2010 - Your position: 4 of 7 - Last Posted: 06/27/2010 - Estimate: N/A

Yeah, I'm never getting that one.