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Subject: Reminder List ?
Date Posted: 8/15/2010 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2006
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Is there any way to get notification if a book on my Reminder List becomes available on someone's shelf?

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I would think that books from RL would be posted on someone's shelf.  The only books not posted would be wish list books.


I may be wrong and I don't think there is anyway to get notified

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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You can have both wish list books and posted books on your Reminder List.

There's no e-mail notification for your reminder list.  But if you look at your RL and see an "order this book" button, then you'll know the book is available -- posted.

If you add the book to your wish list, of course, you will be offered the book when you've moved to the top of the WL line.  And if someone posts a book that the system recognizes as having the same author and title (different ISBN) and there are no wishers for that book, the you (and everyone else who has the book wish listed) will receive an e-mail that a book "similar to" one you have on your WL has been posted.  There will be a link to the book.  First member to respond can order the book. 

Last Edited on: 8/15/10 6:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/16/2010 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Make sure that your reminder list is sorted by "Availability Descending" and that way, books that are available will always appear at the top of your list.

I use my reminder list as overflow for my wishlist and consequently have to check it several times a day, but I do get quite a few books that way -- books that are not on other's wishlists, that is.

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 11:55 AM ET
Member Since: 9/14/2008
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If there are copies available to the Right you will have an order this book button.

Also if you look below the title & ISBN you will see Copies Available:

If there are none it will show 0 or if it is something like the Kite Runner it could say 1,443 (that is the one with the most copies on my Reminder list)

Last Edited on: 8/16/10 11:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 1