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Subject: FIFO system and contacting the sender
Date Posted: 12/7/2007 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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Is there any way to figure out who the person is that has a book in the FIFO line and be able to contact them BEFORE ordering?

I know that I can click on a book to order and then click on the order more from member and it will give me a first name and last initial...but no way to know exactly who they are (or at least with the two I was testing this with, no nickname).


Date Posted: 12/7/2007 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You could post in book bazaar or that books genre page the name of the book you are looking for and see what happens. You may not necessarily find the top person in the FIFO line.  I had ordered a book that was about to time out on  the 2nd person.  I posted what I was looking for in the BB and ordered it right off someone's shelf.   But other than that there is no way w/o ordering the book. 

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 3:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I've already done that and no such luck...however, I went through the member directory and either found her or someone with the same first name and last initial that has the book and I have PM'd her.

it would be nice to be able to PM before you hit order!

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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Something that would work sometimes would be to use the BOB interface (I think you can even if you aren't signed up for BOB) to search and see if any BOB members have the book.  If so, you may then be able to PM them and order the book directly off their shelf. 

Why would you want to pm before requesting the book?