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Subject: Multiple wishes for the same book...
Date Posted: 7/23/2015 5:27 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2010
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I know we can order several copies of the same book all at once from various bookshelves but is there a way to put several copies of the same book on my wish list at the same time so that when I get one, I don't have to go back and wish for it again starting start out at the bottom all over again? There are several books I'd like to get for friends of mine.

Date Posted: 7/23/2015 6:12 AM ET
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can you set up your friends as members and have all of them wish list the books. The book would not be likely to become available all at the same time. There may be some time between when the book would become available.

you might be able to set something up in the bazaar to get multiple copies of the same book.

Date Posted: 7/23/2015 7:02 AM ET
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you might be able to set something up in the bazaar to get multiple copies of the same book.

I had that thought too, but was afraid it would be breaking the rule against trying to jump the line. 

Date Posted: 7/23/2015 9:10 AM ET
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AFAIK there is no way to do this. And since asking for WL books (unless you're #1 in line) is not allowed, I don't think there's anything that can be done in the bazaar either. Sorry.

Date Posted: 7/23/2015 10:46 AM ET
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If the books are printed in multiple formats (HC, trade PB, MMPB, etc.) and you don't wish/need to gift identical books to your friends, you could wish for all ISBNs of the title.  I've seen some members have up to 6 copies of the same title on their WLs because they entered various ISBNs.

Date Posted: 7/23/2015 11:31 PM ET
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"you could wish for all ISBNs of the title."   This -- And when you receive one, you have the choice of having the other versions removed from your wishlist or not.

Date Posted: 7/24/2015 10:47 AM ET
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MrsGrim, I had another thought.  If you have PBS friends who have open slots on their WLs, they could wish for the books you'd like to send to friends and add a Personal Note as a reminder of the details (such as "put on WL for MrsGrim88; PM her for credit and mailing address when book is offered").  It would take a bit of coordination, but PBS members will go above and beyond to help others get books!  LOL