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Subject: Gold Key ...friends WLed books can you do mutiples?
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 1:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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I was sitting here looking at the next 3 heavily WLed books I have to offer as soon as I read them I will have 6 ..I am use to looking at a few friends WLs (I am on dial up so I can't do all) or posting them as multiples in the bazaar.....It hit me...can I somehow and if yes.....HOW can I post multiples TO a friend without making a mess and screwing someone out of their place in line if say they only want one book???? Anyone know??????

 

Thank you ahead I am liking this goldkey gig lol

Date Posted: 9/4/2011 2:06 AM ET
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Try this Sandy.  Click on your Post Books tab, and enter one of your wishlisted books.  If names of friends pop up, write them down.  Then do the same for the next two books.  Cross check your list and see if any of your friend's names appears in all three lists.  If so, you might wish to pm before posting three books to their wishlist...1) many people are out of town for the next several days and could miss the 48 hour acceptance window...2) some members do not keep that many credits on hand.  I've learned the hard way to check before posting multiples unannounced...b/c if the other member declines any (or all) of the books they go FIFO to multiple members.

If you post multiples to friends through the Gold Key option on your Post Books tab, the PBS system will group them together same as if you posted directly to their wishlist.

I recently posted books to friends.  I would post one, and if I had another on their wishlist I would pm and ask before posting additional books to them.  Two of the three replied yes, the third will time-out in a few hours (so glad I didn't post multiples that will now be seperated).



Last Edited on: 9/4/11 2:07 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 2:26 AM ET
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AWESOME IDEA thank you I would not have thought to do that but this rocks and yes pming them to make sure they can spare the creidtts would be smart.....Thank you!!!

Date Posted: 9/4/2011 9:22 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I always PM before I post any book at all directly to a friend. Even if it's just one.  Some people have to carefully plan credits. If they're #1 on several books, I don't want to mess them up by posting a WL to them that they're way back on the line for and not expecting for awhile.  I would hope the same courtesy would be applied to me. 

ETA: and yes you get that one time "not now" option on WL books. But it still seems unfair to me to make someone choose to use that when they're far back on the line and weren't expecting a WL offer on it anytime soon. 

 



Last Edited on: 9/4/11 9:23 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/5/2011 2:34 AM ET
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Yes great idea Mary I am not up on that not now gig though..I have about 3 friends that I never have to check to see if they have the credits because thgey have mega credits and all on auto yes but a couple of them I have asked in the past...I just had not though to do that with the gold key gig so I am glad you two brought that uo.......THANKS  ;-)

Date Posted: 9/5/2011 8:05 AM ET
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Well if you know they have a lot of credits and everything on autorequest than it's probably OK just to post it to them.