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Subject: PBS Market Question
Date Posted: 9/14/2010 6:13 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2010
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Today, for the third time this month, I received an email from paperbackswap telling me that a book I had on my wishlist was now available in the PBS market.  Each time, when I clicked on the link, it took me to the book's page where there was no option to buy it from the PBS market.  Why would they send out an email that it was available if it wasn't? 

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 6:29 PM ET
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The same automated email was sent to everyone on the WL for that book. There are limited copies of each book available in the PBS Market Place. Others must have ordered it first. And it may even have been others that were in there shopping and wandered onto a copy.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 6:46 PM ET
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I've noticed that some of the more popular books that I've missed out on were available again a few weeks later.

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 7:28 PM ET
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Thanks for the replies!

Date Posted: 9/14/2010 8:41 PM ET
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Yeah I was wondering how they are managing to list a book that Amazon shows won't even be available until November...even if the book was published a little early, it certainly can't be remaindered yet, and I was under the impression that PBS was getting all their Market books from a remainder warehouse.