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Subject: Number of copies available for a particular book
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 12:45 PM ET
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What is the best way to view this information? I can only see it for items on my Reminder List. Thanks for any help!

Date Posted: 6/12/2013 12:59 PM ET
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I think the only way to see this number is to put it on your reminder list. I have not seen any other way.

Date Posted: 6/12/2013 1:04 PM ET
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At this time, that is the only way to see how many copies are available for a book.

I know this subject comes up from time to time. People have suggested making it more accessible, but there are other priorities for the site management.

Date Posted: 6/12/2013 1:26 PM ET
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Well, it's accessible enough, I was just wondering if there were other ways to view it. Thanks so much for replying!

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 11:16 PM ET
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I think they make it that way so it doesn't discourage people from posting books that have a lot of copies in the system. Even though people can find fairly easy with a little investigation. 

Date Posted: 7/5/2013 8:07 AM ET
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According to what I've learned here, for books I haven't listed yet, I can add one to my Reminder List to see how many copies are in the PBS system before deciding to list my copy or trade it at a local used bookstore.

But what about books I've had listed for awhile? I'm always curious to know whether one of my listed books has worked its way up near the top of the list for trading. This would be especially helpful info when I'm choosing books to trade (outside of PBS) or give away. Keeping my listed books available for PBS members is a high priority, but if my book is #100 on the list, I'd rather clear the space off my real-life bookshelves.

Is there any way to find out where my listed book stands? Thanks!


Date Posted: 7/5/2013 8:38 PM ET
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