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Subject: new ORDER button
Date Posted: 2/18/2011 11:15 AM ET
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I just ordered a book and discovered the new order button.  It now says "ORDER this book from PBS".  It shocked me at first, but it's kinda neat.  It should clear up any possible confusion on where the book is coming from.

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 12:57 PM ET
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Saw it. Didn't like it. Change is bad. surprise

Actually, it just had me confused, at first. I thought it was only available in the Marketplace or something. Scared me. Guess I'll get used to it.

I don't really mind change... as long as it's an improvement.yes

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 1:17 PM ET
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I like the new buttons.

If you are ordering a book from a member it says, "Order this book from PBS".

If you are BUYING the book from PBS it says, "Buy it new from the PBS Market". 

I think it's a good way to be sure where you are ordering.

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 1:17 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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Went to look for it.  Saw it.  Like the concept but I think the aesthetics are poor.  How about more contrast?  A black border?  White inside?

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 1:22 PM ET
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I like it!

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 2:24 PM ET
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This is probably a result of people freaking out over the market place and thinking that either PBS will automatically order a WL book for them because the marketplace has it or that posted books won't get ordered from members because it's also in the marketplace.  I've seen several posts from people worried about those 2 things.  My guess is that the team has seen even more via the feedback link.

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 2:27 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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Funny.  It's not showing up for me in IE yet, but when I pulled up the site in FF it was there. 

I like it, but I could do without the little book picture and make the "Order From" part bigger.  I know my mom at least would need glasses to read those tiny words!

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 2:55 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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If you've got constructive input on the button design, I'm sure the PBS Team would welcome it -- use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any PBS page to make your suggestions ;-)

I imagine this came about because new members were confused by the options to Order from the Marketplace, Order from PBS and Buy from Amazon. At least, that's what my Live Help mailbox reflected ;-)

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 4:26 PM ET
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Thanks, Cozi, for clearing up the difference for me. The button is pretty big, but the printing is kinda small. I was a little nervous I was gonna do the wrong thing at first. I guess I haven't seen a Marketplace button yet, so I couldn't see a difference.

I like the idea, once I get used to it, but not too sure about the design. I guess I'll get used to that, too. smiley

Date Posted: 2/19/2011 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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Yeah, I use IE and mine still just say Order This Book.

Diane