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Subject: one of those odd things
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 10:43 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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okay I have a friend who owns a Chihuahua

now for the last few  month I have been finding some books to order and have sent to her

now would you belive twice now the two books I have have request for her  -were canceled due to non response from the other member?

and of course that book is the only copy in the system

now I"m trying a 3rd time

hope 3rd time is a charm this time I'm trying Chihuahuas for Dummies

 

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 12:54 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I have found that when there is only one book in the system... it is often not a hot moving item and was most likely posted a long time ago by someone who doesn't come check their accout much.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 2:20 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I have also found that if I'm the only person wishing for a book - it takes a long time for someone who has it to post it!  Can't win sometimes.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 8:50 AM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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There is a thread in the book bazaar called "1/1 on Wishlist" where you can post books where you are the only wisher and maybe remind people about a book they have just sitting around.  I wouldn't have thought it would necessarily be that effective, but I had no less than 10 of my 1/1 WL books offered after I posted in that thread.

Subject: I have noticed that...
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 9:41 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2008
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... when I post a book that is wishlisted by only one or two people that I like to send them a PM before they accept.

The reason why is I have found out that a lot of the times when they are a single wisher that the book will time out and of course that means it drops off of their wishlist. I keep track of these time outs and see if they end up ordering that WL book later on.

Kevin

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I've noticed that if there's only one wisher and that person declines or lets the offer time out, someone else seems to come along and order the book pretty soon.