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Subject: Search: All Books
Date Posted: 6/13/2015 10:11 AM ET
Member Since: 5/1/2015
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When searching through "All Books" you have the option of " posting this book ".  However, when you do it appears as if you have the book to post rather than having someone else who has the book post it.  It is quite confusing to say the least.  How does one get someone else who actually has the book to post it so they can choose it?  I've found some books I'd like to order, but when I pick them they get put on my account as though I am offering them.  It's kinda driving me crazy.

Date Posted: 6/13/2015 10:54 AM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2014
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Steve B. (gentleflower), you are new!  Welcome!  

The books you see that say "Post This Book" do not have any copies available to order.

You want to click "wish" to add to your wishlist.  

When searching for books with available copies search for "posted books".

To order click "Order This Book".

Putting unvailable books on your wl is the only way someone will know it's wanted.  This morning I got a wl offer for a book where I was the only wisher.  I put it on my wl about 2 months ago. So patience is the name of the game. 


Last Edited on: 6/13/15 11:02 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/13/2015 11:46 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2010
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Valerie's got you covered.  Since you're new, it may be helpful to read through Tips For New Members.

Date Posted: 6/13/2015 8:26 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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Welcome to PBS, Steve.

Date Posted: 6/14/2015 12:27 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2014
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I was half expecting this...... Went to the Library store yesterday to donate some books,  quick scanned the DVD's and Classic books.  They had the wl book I was offered.  Same title different publisher, dilemma.  I did not buy it and will wait for mine from a fellow swapper. Oh, it's a comphrensive edition, which I did not know there was such a thing.

Date Posted: 6/14/2015 12:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2009
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WELCOME TO PBS STEVE!!! Took me awhile, at first, on  understanding how PBS works, now it's an addiction. 

They need to have a PBSA (PBS anonymous). LOL

Once you get started you will be amazed how often you will be buying more bookcases to hold all your TBR (to be read) books.