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Subject: Newbie wondering about the WL
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2008
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What exactly is the WishList for? So far I've just put books that are not avaliable on here and added them to my wish list. I'm not sure if that's what I'm supposed to do or not. Just wondering!



Last Edited on: 9/6/08 6:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:11 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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The wish list is for books you would like to receive that aren't currently posted by anyone.  When a book on your wish list is posted and you're first in line for it, it is offered exclusively to you for 48 hours - if you don't accept, it gets passed on to the next person in line.  Hope this helps a little, and welcome to PBS!

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2008
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Thank you! Yes that does help. I wasn't sure if that's what it was for or not. Thank you so mcuh!

I also have a question then about the Reminder list....thats for books we want, that are in the system, but may not have a credit for?



Last Edited on: 9/6/08 6:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:24 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2006
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The only books you CAN add to your wishlist are the ones that are not available here.

It is to "stand in line" for the first/next one that becomes available.

Ooops... late!

 



Last Edited on: 9/6/08 6:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:26 PM ET
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The Reminder List is for anything you want, think you might want, books you have and want to know how many of the same title are in the system at any time and any other use you might want with books.

Ruth

ETA - eventually there are projected changes to the RL and the WL where they will be combined.  I haven't understook what those changes might do



Last Edited on: 9/6/08 6:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2006
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I use my reminder list for a number of things: 

  • I keep track of how many copies there are of the books I have listed.
  • I list books that aren't available (those past the top 200 on my wishlist...)
  • I list books that ARE available that I am not yet ready to spend a credit for. (Got one today as part of a special in the bazaar!)

There's probably more, but I am tired.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2008
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Thanks everyone! I really apperciate the help with trying to understand all of PBS!