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Subject: Can You PM the First Person on a WL for a Book?
Date Posted: 4/28/2011 12:27 PM ET
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If I have a copy of a book that has a WL against a different edition (this book probably had a zillion editions!), is there some way to PM the person who is wishing for it and see if they will take a different edition?  I somehow think that creating a new slot for this one book might not reach them.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 12:53 PM ET
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Unfortunately there is not a way.  You can't offer it under another edition as you risk it being RWAP.  You could post it (assuming the ISBN is in the system) or offer it in the Bazaar.

Good luck!


Date Posted: 4/28/2011 12:55 PM ET
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Nope.  You can't. What you CAN do is post on the Book Bazaar that you have another version of a WL'd book available.   There is a special thread for this.

Also, PBS sends e-mails to those who have the book wishlisted that a similar book has been posted into the system.

Keep in mind that for many older books, the wishlisted versions are SPECIFIC versions (such as hardcover, or large-print, or with a special cover).  I would add your specific ISBN to your Reminder List and find out how many copies of your version are available.  There may be hundreds of your ISBN available already.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 2:14 PM ET
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I will also tag the WL version if I have another ISBN.   But after checking the RL numbers.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 8:20 PM ET
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Thanks for all the answers!  Mine is old enough to not have an ISBN, so I'd be creating a new entry for it.