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Subject: Question about wish list
Date Posted: 3/16/2009 10:26 AM ET
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I just have a quick question.  I was browsing a few wish lists and noticed several books that I have almost finished with. Is there a way to post directly to someones wish list? Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 10:34 AM ET
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Yes...just go into that persons WL and there should be a button that says Post This Book next to each book.  Once you select that it will say something like you are posting to  ________'s WL so you know you are doing it right.

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 10:40 AM ET
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Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 11:22 AM ET
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I hope it's mine! Hahahahha! Just joking! :-)

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 3:23 PM ET
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LOL Heather, ...yes it's yours...and I'll make sure to put a dryer sheet in it! ;) lol

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 3:46 PM ET
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Wow, I didn't know we could do this. That's great.......

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 1:41 PM ET
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I see several books on the wish list that I have already posted, but with a different ibn#.  I am sure that the books are very similar and that the person would probably want my book if they knew it was listed. How would I contact this person to suggest my book?

 

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Tammy are the bindings similar?  If the ones on WL are lrge print or audio then that's probably what they want. If the bindings are similar you could tag the WL version with the ISBN of your version.  I usually look up how many of my version are posted by putting it on my reminder list. So then if there's a hardcover with a long WL but 3 paperbacks posted, I'll tag the hardcover with "3 posted under ISBN#XXXX" or "availalbe under ISBNXXXX".  Keep in mind though that if there are a lot of copies of your version on the system then those people probably really want the one they have on WL.  They could be collecting a specific cover or binding.

Subject: how long
Date Posted: 3/23/2009 8:37 PM ET
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Curious,  many of the books I have posted already have copies running 3 figures...so if I post a book that there is 123 copies of, how long does it take to reach your copy?  Is there anyway you can find out where on the list you are?

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 7:06 AM ET
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Adrienne, there is no way to keep up with where you are in the FIFO line (First in, first out) line as time passes, like there is on the wishlist. It sounds like you checked number of copies before you posted your books, but that's about all you can do is put a book on your reminder list and see the number of copies now.

As to how long it takes to get chosen...difficult to say, and depends on the book. I've had books that mine was the only one in system sit for months, and others where there were 50 in the system take about the same amount of time. And sometimes it will get chosen out of sequence too--if someone orders a book from you from FIFO, sometimes they will look at your shelf to see what else you have and order something else directly from you.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 9:16 AM ET
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THey do get ordered but sometimes it might take awhile.  Some people only order those heavily posted books if they get a deal on them.  I really haven't had any trouble getting rid of them.  Most of the time it's been from someone adding an extra book when I've posted a WL book.  I've had a few that sat on my shelf for a while and then one day there was an order for them.  There were a ton of copies of The Widow of The South when I posted it about 3 months ago.  It was ordered a few wks ago.  There were over 250 copies of The Dante Club when I posted it and it was ordered within a few days-obviously someone looked at my shelf and ordered it-probably because they know I"m on here eveyrday and they wouldn't have to wait for several time outs before it was accepted. So it's really up to you if you have the space to store them and aren't out of credits then let them work their way up FIFO.  If I was really in need of credits and had a lot of highly posted books then I'd run a deal.

I will order and pay a full credit for some heavily posted books if it's a book I really want.  I have 500 unread books so I just order WL books now and do BOB trades. I have also posted highly posted books before I've read them to start them moving up FIFO. Just one or two at a time that I know I can read within the mail time if it gets ordered.

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 9:28 AM ET
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What a great thing to know!

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 9:35 AM ET
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I'm fortunate that I don't read many of those "highly posted" authors like John Grisham, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, James Patterson, etc. I have in the past taken a few books over to half-price books to trade in when there were more than a hundred copies in the PBS system. Most of the time though I just post them to my shelf and wait for them to be requested. Fortunately I read enough oddball books that are often wishlisted to not have a problem getting credits so I can afford to be patient with the others.

Just recently I had an old romance that my mother in law gave me (I never read it, I don't do romance! LOL) that had been on my shelf since I joined over 3 years ago...it was actually requested recently. I should have taken it off long ago, but after a couple of years I left it there as a token and got stubborn about it--I was amazed it WAS finally requested, actually. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 10:09 AM ET
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This always makes me sad. I understand posting books to someone's WL if they are wishing for more than one book that you have, and you'd like to save on shipping, but if they are individual books, why not just post and let the person who has been waiting the longest have it first?

Date Posted: 3/25/2009 10:25 PM ET
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Lisa

I have always posted my wish listed books to the next person in line. Recently I bought a couple of new books and this time wanted to pass two on to someone on my buddy list. In a way it is similar to ordering a highly posted book directly from a friends shelf rather than the same copy that is suppose to go out and has been sitting on someone elses bookshelf...kwim?



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Date Posted: 3/25/2009 11:14 PM ET
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I was just coming here to ask how to do this!  Thanks for asking about this, Mandy!