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Subject: Shot myself in the foot trying to be "efficient".
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 9:24 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2009
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I have several books that I would like more than one copy of. So a while ago, to be efficient, I added them to my Reminder list so I could order them again soon after I got one. I didn't think any thing about it, but just now as I was perusing my wish list I noticed they were missing! They must have been removed when I added them to the reminder list. I did not transfer them  I added them separately. The good news is on 2 of them I was still in the same place on the wish list, but on one I slipped about 5 places. :(   Lesson learned!

The reason I want them is because I want to share them with friends.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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There's a couple "glitches" like that I'd like to see fixed.  The one you describe here is one of them. 

Also, I recently bought 2 copies of a book.  I put one on my TBR pile and posted one to a friend's WL.  I bought the second copy, on purpose, to give to a friend here.  So when I posted the book to the friend's WL, it took it off my TBR pile.  Sure it was no biggie to put it back on my TBR pile but I wish the system didn't assume I'd read a book.  I don't understand why we can only have a book on just one list at a time.  Maybe I'm missing something..........

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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LOL - Anita - thanks for the info.  I encountered it today.  I don't request dups but I will keep books I order on my reminder list until I receive them...so I know how many copies there are in case of reorder etc .  Well - I just ordered 3 books in a series which I ordered off my reminder list.  When I went back to order the 2nd the 1st was gone  and then I ordered the 3rd and the 2nd was gone.  Well it took a little time but  I figured it out :)  Now I have to put them  back on.  One of the 3 only had 1 copy on the system --I think it is a popular book.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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Date Posted: 8/9/2009 12:06 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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If they didn't clean up the lists after our orders/reminders/wishing, it could get to looking pretty messy and confusing, IMO.  Then when we went to a list, and it had the same names as the other list, well, did you order it, or are you going to read it, or just what???  See what I mean?   LOL   D.