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Subject: FIFO position?
Date Posted: 7/23/2012 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2009
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I seem to remember that there was a way to figure out where a book is in the FIFO system.  Not a newly posted book, but one already on the bookshelf.  Of course, I can't remember the method now, and maybe I'm hallucinating the whole thing.  Anyone know this trick?  Thanks.

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 5:16 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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You can only find out how many books are posted, you cannot tell where a particular book is in the FIFO line.  To find out how many copies are posted, add the book to your reminder list.

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 6:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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What Mary said yes

but maybe hallucinating will give helpful information...smiley

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 7:01 PM ET
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People have been asking to have that info available for years.  I don't know how really helpful it would be. I've posted books with hundreds of copies and had them requested from FIFO within a just a few weeks.  On the other hand, I've posted books that only had a few copies or even just mine posted that sat on my shelf for years. 

Still, lately I've only been posted books that have just a couple of copies or are WL and donating everything else. But that's because I have a good stash of credits and no space. I will still sometimes post a book I plan on reading soon before I read it so it works its way up FIFO in the meantime. But not if it's only got a few copies posted, is a doorstopper or with more than 1 or two at a time.