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Subject: Request for Feature (MAB)
Date Posted: 3/19/2013 3:42 PM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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I'd love to be able to limit the MAB list to              [ ] Books on MY Wishlist

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Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 3/19/2013 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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You should submit your suggestion to the site administrators.  They consider all suggestions sent in via Feedback and the more requests for something, the more likely it is to be implemented on the site.  I have seen suggestions I've submitted be implemented, so it -does- work!

Submit suggestions by clicking on Contact Us at the bottom right side of any page, then click on Send Us Feedback, submit your suggestion, then click on Submit Feedback button.  You should get automated reply acknowledgement shortly (via email, not PM).

Date Posted: 3/19/2013 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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Ooh, good one. Send it in!

Date Posted: 3/19/2013 4:49 PM ET
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Or maybe put it in the Suggestions Wanted thread.

Date Posted: 3/21/2013 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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Thanks for the ideas! I submitted the Feedback form and I will also add to the Suggestions Wanted thread!!

Date Posted: 3/21/2013 4:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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In the mean time, it's pretty easy to do this, although it takes a couple of clicks. On the home page under the three-arrow logo, click where it says "New Wishlist Books." Right under that, it says how many of your WL books are available in the market. For example, mine says "70 Wishlist Books." (Of course, this changes.) Click that, which will take you to a list of all the market books available on your WL. Just scroll through the page(s) and look for the MAB in a circle logo. It's unrealistic that you'd have the max of all 300 WL books available in the market (if you even have 300/gold key), so chances are, you'll have maybe 3 pages total. It's really easy to see the MAB logo. I did this recently and saw ONE out of those 70 were MAB and I ended up ordering it and 6 other "free" ones. And as an example, NONE of my 300 WL books are available as MAB. They're still 70 in the market, but none are "free." I'd be excited if a bunch were. Good luck!

ETA: Total kudos. When they first unrolled MAB, I ordered. It took more than 2 weeks and was a major hassle. This time, I ordered Saturday maybe and they came today (Thursday). Totally awesome service.



Last Edited on: 3/21/13 4:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/21/2013 5:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I have yet to find a book on MAB that I want. None of my WL books are there as far as I can tell...when I click on the MAB logo, it says there are "777" books to look at. But by the time I get to #200, I'm starting to see books I've already been shown on previous pages, and then there are more and more repeated. Most of the books from series I like are previous books that I've already read.

The classifications are also rather screwed up. When I try to narrow my search for "mystery & thrillers" I get only a couple dozen books. When I click on my MAB logo on the homepage under my name and just browse without narrowing the search, there are hundreds of mysteries...but again, most are those I've read already or am not interested in. I am TRYING to find some I want, because I'm trying to use up the little bit of PBS money I have on account, but I can't find any!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/22/2013 5:07 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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If I go to my wishlist, I see a MAB logo for the book(s) that are MAB'd (at the right side, above the "tag" and "expand wishlist" buttons).

Date Posted: 3/24/2013 3:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I just sort my Wl aby availability and it puts all the marketplace ones up top.  Then you can see which are MAB.  Easy Peasy.