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Subject: Longest estimate
Date Posted: 4/25/2015 1:04 PM ET
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I have a book on my Wish List with a current Estimate of 245 weeks! It's nice to know that I can expect to get that book sometime in early 2020. Has anyone ever had a longer estimate? And is there any reason the Estimate number goes over 50, much less into three digits?

Date Posted: 4/25/2015 1:58 PM ET
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My longest estimate is 325 weeks. It will likely shorten over time as more copies enter the system. They tend to make huge leaps and get way shorter. 

Date Posted: 4/25/2015 3:44 PM ET
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I actually find those long Estimates disappear off the list pretty quickly, as the few copies that have been posted, one a week, don't maintain that rate after awhile. Meanwhile, other books have several Wishes granted in one week (or at least one copy rolled through a few people), and that book doesn't have an estimate at all. I'm not sure how the algorithm works, but it seems to be pretty quirky.

A 325-week estimate is pretty funny.I wonder just how high it would go?

Date Posted: 4/25/2015 4:30 PM ET
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Every single one of my WL books has an estimate of NA.  Hmmm........

Date Posted: 4/26/2015 11:16 AM ET
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27 1/2 years!!!!!!!!!!! That exceeds my life expectancy LOL

  All the Light We Cannot See :: Anthony Doerr
ISBN-13: 9781476746586 - ISBN-10: 1476746583 - Book Type: Hardcover
Wish Date: 1/19/2015 - Your position: 691 of 1012 - Wishes granted last week: 1 - Estimate: 691