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Subject: posting WL books to friends
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 4:42 PM ET
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When posting a WL book with standard membership are we able to see if any of our friends have it on their WL? Or would I have to check each friends list?

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 4:48 PM ET
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Try this thread  ⇒  friends direct

 

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 4:52 PM ET
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Yes. This feature has been in place for Gold Key Membership already. If you are in the process of posting a book and you have someone(s) on your Friends list that are wishing for it, a drop down list will appear and you can select a Friend to send it to instead of FIFO if you would like to.

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 4:53 PM ET
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Thanks. The friends direct info on the faq says it's for seeing which of your friends already has a book posted while looking at your reminder list.  I'll take a look at the thread to see if I'm missing something.

thanks melanie. That's what I thought. I just wasn't sure if I was missing something as I posted about 8 WL books the other day but didn't see anything come up about friends on the post book page.  When would it have shown up?



Last Edited on: 2/9/15 4:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 5:01 PM ET
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Shannon, I tried the feature last week.  When you go to your account "post books" and type in the isbn number, bottom right of page witl have a dropdown menu of friends wishing for the book. It will be highlighted in green



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Date Posted: 2/9/2015 5:16 PM ET
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Thanks Valerie. I guess I must have missed seeing the drop down. Or none of my friends had it on their WL which just seems kind of odd because it wasn't one or two books, there were 8. I'll look more carefully next time.

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 5:25 PM ET
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Your welcome!  I think its a cool feature and a postage/timesaver!

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 5:32 PM ET
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If you want to test it, go look at the ISBN of a book on one of your Friends wish lists. Take that and enter it into the Post Books page and it should bring up the green box with the dropdown with their name in it. Don't go off that initial screen and you won't accidentally post the book, but you can see what it will look like when you do post one. I have 180something Friends I think and I've not seen it come up very often.