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Subject: how does the wishlist work
Date Posted: 1/25/2008 8:09 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2008
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when the book on your lsit comes up do you get an e-mail? i am new and have neevr ordered a ook from my wishlist. is there anyway that you  can view a book, then have access to the members other books from the daily posting?


the only way i can books i want is to view the daily list.\\please advise


Date Posted: 1/25/2008 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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Yes, you will get an email.

You can get to other books my clicking "order book" then "order more from member".  You don't have to confirm to see the other bookson their shelf.

If you want to PM them, you'll probably have to search the member directory for that nickname/name. You may or may not find the same shelf.

Date Posted: 1/25/2008 8:38 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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You need to order a book from someone before you are able to order more from that person, you can't from viewing the book because the system works on the FIFO method. This means your order for a book will go to the first person that posted it. You may see a book in the daily list, but if there are other copies already in the system, the order will go to someone else.

To see how to search for books in the system it is probably easiest to go up to the Help Center, select Browse Help Docs, then go Getting and Sending Books at PBS, Getting Books for Credits and select how to find books to request. They will give you good tips on searching for books to order.

Welcome and happy swapping!

Date Posted: 1/25/2008 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If you have a WL offer it will show up on your main account page asking you to respond.  Once you accept the book there will be an order more from member option where you can check out their shelf and see if there's anything else you want. All this is explained in the PBS help documents.

Date Posted: 1/25/2008 9:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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If you put your wishlist books on autorequest though, you won't get an email at all.  They will be automatically ordered for you when they come up.  It's always a nice surprise to log on to your account and see you have a book on its way to you.  The only way you'd get an email is if you didn't have any credits and the book's on autorequest.

Date Posted: 1/25/2008 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I get e-mails when my WL books on autorequest get posted. It says my order was accepted into the system. This is before the sender accepts or declines my RCs.