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Subject: Need help with wishlist
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 12:19 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2008
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I was searching for a book and could not find it on any of the choices given for the search. Does anyone know how to get a book listed so that I can put it on my wishlist?

Thanks,

Jaime

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 12:29 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2006
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I found this in the HC...

This cannot be done.   A book must be known to the PBS database in order to be added to a Wish List.

  • Our database is regularly updated.
    • if your book is not in the database, it could be added at any time!
    • You can used "Saved Searches" to check on this easily--save the search for this item and run the search every now and then to see if it comes up in the search results.
  • You should be sure that your Search terms are accurate
    • You may not be finding the book if you are spelling the author name or title wrong
    • Try searching by ISBN, if you know it.  This will sometimes add the listing to the database, and you will be able to Wish List the book from the added listing.
  • If a book was published without an ISBN
    • it will not be possible to put that version of the book onto your Wish List, since the Wish List functions by ISBN
    • if a non-ISBN version of the book has been Posted into the database in the past, it can be added to your Wish List, but this means that ONLY that specific copy of the book will trigger a Wish List offer
    •  The "PBS ISBN" (the short, usually 5-digit number attached to a non-ISBN listing to keep track of the book in the PBS database) applies to only that particular copy of the book; only if that particular copy is reposted into the system by a previous receiver of that particular copy will you be alerted to its availability.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 12:52 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2008
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Thanks, Sandra.

Mendy -
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 9:37 AM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2005
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Jaime -  If it is listed at Amazon.com you can just use the ISBN in the details there to search the database here.  That is, if you haven't already.  :O)  Sometimes a book won't show up by author & title but it will once you use the ISBN.

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 9:51 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2006
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Thanks, Mendy! We found the book in the database.