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Subject: How can you tell how many copies of same title are available?
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/26/2009
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I'm new to the site and was wondering how the whole process works in regards to people listing the same book. Is there a way to tell how many people have listed the same book? When someone requests that book, do they just get the one from the person who listed theirs first? If I post a book in my bookshelf and lots of other people have already posted the same book, how do I know what place in line I am at as far as someone requesting my book if that want that particular title?

Karen

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2006
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Put it on your remainder list and the list will tell you how amny copies are available

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 8:00 PM ET
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That's reminder list

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 8:50 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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As Susan said, you can copy and paste the ISBN of the book you have, bring up the book details and click the button that says "Reminder" which will add it to your reminder list. Then go to your My Lists-->reminder list and look for the number of copies in the system.

Unfortunately, there is no way to track beyond that where you are in line. If you know you added the book a month ago and there were 35 copies in the system then, all you know is that you were 36th in FIFO (first in, first out) line a month ago--you don't know where your particular book is now, nor is there any way of predicting when it will get chosen. While most books get picked through FIFO, so that the person who's had the book listed the longest gets the request first, people CAN order directly from your own bookshelf--which is one good reason for posting in the forums--people notice you and look directly at your bookshelf.

Welcome to PBS! :)

Cheryl