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Subject: Number of available copies?
Date Posted: 12/19/2008 3:32 PM ET
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Is there any way to tell the number of copies that are listed/posted  for a particular book?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 3:35 PM ET
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Add the book to your reminder list.  Then when you view your RL, you can see how many copies are available.

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 3:38 PM ET
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Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 12:26 PM ET
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There should be an easier way, the sister site DVDswap is able to do this without the added step, why not here?

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 3:28 PM ET
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I think it's on their long "to do" list

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 8:33 PM ET
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They're working on it as part of the whole new WL.

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 1:18 AM ET
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There are many times more titles of books and ISBN's than there are of DVD's.  DVD's are a relatively new media entrant and books have been around for centuries.  Sometimes I think there must be enough books so that every person on earth could have written one (existing title) and there'd still be more left over.  So with such a huge data-base - I'm thinking it's a big programming (and maybe server) problem than DVD's.

Ruth