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Subject: Don't know if I should Post or not
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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I sometimes have books given to me that I enjoy.  I then go through the search process to see if it is listed on PBS.  If it is already there I put it in a pile to pass on to the thrift shop.  Is there any way to tell if there are 5 copies or 50 of a title?  If only a few I might go ahead and post it.  Any ideas?  Thanks

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:12 PM ET
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If you add the book to your Reminder List you can see the number of copies in the system on that list.

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:12 PM ET
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I added a book to my reminder pile & it tells you how many copies are posted.

Subject: Don't know if I should Post or not
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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Thanks for that Idea.  i will try it.

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:47 PM ET
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Misread the post. Didn't get enough sleep last night.

I agreed with the others. Putting it on your reminder list is the only way.



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Date Posted: 8/5/2008 7:13 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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But considering that 5,074 were mailed today, 30 copies of one title will move way faster than 3 of another. I have never found any rhyme or reason to what gets ordered from my shelf. Books that I am sure will move quickly sit, and others get ordered sooner than I would have guessed.

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 8:06 PM ET
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Yep.  In the past week I had two requests for books that have been on my shelf for what seems like forever.  I was planning to drop them off with other slow moving books at the local Salvation Army this weekend.  Hmmmm...maybe I'll hold on to them for just a little bit longer, LOL.