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Subject: "Similar to wish" emails
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 9:24 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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I've received 3 "similar to wish" emails today that are simply linking me to versions of the book that I already have on my wish list.  They are not linking me to available versions that are not already on my list.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  Is something off with the system?

Date Posted: 8/26/2013 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2009
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me too, I got a "similar to wish" email and that version is already on my wish list.  I came here to ask about that too.

Date Posted: 8/26/2013 11:41 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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It happened to me today too.  Must be a glitch.

Date Posted: 8/27/2013 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Please send a note to the in-house folks by using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any PBS page, then the "Feedback" button, so that the Team can investigate as needed.  They may have changed something and this is an unintended result.  Thanks. smiley

Date Posted: 8/27/2013 3:05 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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yep, I got 3 different ones too and all were already on my WL.  

Question, though--- one of the books had 99 wishers so I assume that email went to all 99 and whoever gets there first gets to order the book???

Date Posted: 8/27/2013 5:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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I got one of those today too.  It had me confused as the book was already on my wish list and had many members wishing it.

Date Posted: 8/27/2013 5:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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What Elizabeth said.  Could one of you who got a "similar to" email for an ISBN that's already on their wish list please contact the Admin Team and then post here?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/27/2013 10:38 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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Yup, got two of them as well.  And one of those books I'm number 1000 and something on the WL, so thought it very strange!

Date Posted: 8/28/2013 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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Jeanne, you are right - all 99 folks must have received the "Similar to Wish List" emails.  If this were a correct email, this can cause quite a feeding frenzy!  :)