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Subject: How do i make a wish list?
Date Posted: 11/7/2015 12:54 AM ET
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Im trying to make a wish list.  I read the directions over and still  unable to get the books logged  on my spread sheet.  Help!  What am i doing wrong  Ive tried every thing. Thanks

Date Posted: 11/7/2015 7:08 AM ET
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There should be a button to click on that says "+ wishlist". You will need to do a search for the book you want and if it isn't available to order now there should be a button to click to add it to your wishlist. 

Date Posted: 11/7/2015 8:53 AM ET
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Teresa - not sure what you mean by "logged on my spread sheet,"  but I will try to explain WL in terms of what it means here.  First, the confusion may be how you are thinking of the term "wish list."  Here at PBS, the WL is for books that you want that are not availalbe to order from another member right now.   You have to put them on your WL, in other words, get in line for them so that as they get posted the people in line in front of you get their copy and you move up in line until you are the first in line and a copy gets offered to you.  So, the PBS definition of "wish list" is very different from, say, the definition of "wish list" at a site like Amazon.  If you are thinking of a PBS WL as being the same concept as that at Amazon, that may be the problem.  At AZ, I can put anything on my Wish List, if it's availalbe to order from AZ or not.  It is simply a list of things I want, but maybe not ready to buy yet, but I want to keep them on a list.  Here, if something is available to order but you're not ready to order it but want to keep it on a list for future reference to go back to, you have to put it on your Reminder List (RL) - there is no option to put it on WL.    When you search for a book you are interested in, if it is not available to order, there will be a button that says +WL (along with several other buttons).  Those you just click the +WL button and it will automatically be added to your WL.  If there is no +WL button then there are copies available and you may either order your copy or, if you don't want to order now but come back to it later, click the +RL button and it will be put on your Reminder List.  Maybe the books you've looked for so far all have copies availalbe so you're not seeing the +WL button?  IDK, just a thought - hope this helps but please come back and ask again or clarify what you are having trouble with so we can help if we can.

Date Posted: 11/7/2015 10:35 AM ET
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Teresa, this book will be released January 2016. To add books to your wishlist you must find the book listing on PBS. 


1. Click on the link ⇒  The First Confessor The Legend of Magda Searus - Richard and Kahlan
Author: Terry Goodkind

2. Click Wish List to add to your wishlist

That's it! 

you can select auto-request or 48 hour offer.

You can wishlist different versions and bindings of books.  Like paperback, hardcover and audio CD. 

Last Edited on: 11/7/15 10:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 11
Date Posted: 11/7/2015 6:47 PM ET
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Teresa, Do you mean you are trying to PRINT your wishlist on a spreadsheet? If so, open your wishlist and at the top there is a button that says Spreadsheet/Excel.  Select that button.  Then, your list will open in Microsoft Excel or in my case where I don't have excel it opens in Open Office, you can then print it from there.  Your problem may be that you don't have a program like excel or open office in which case it won't open.  You can down;load the free word processing program at OpenOffice.org and you don't have to buy Microsoft Office.  Otherwise I think you can directly print your Wishlist by just selecting Print, the button to the left of the spreadheet/excel button.

Date Posted: 11/7/2015 10:38 PM ET
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The PBS wish list is the waiting list. To have a personal list, you need to use either the Reminder List or make a Book List.  You can print out the Reminder List, but not a Book List.