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Subject: can someone please explain how long it will take to get a book that is on m
Date Posted: 1/15/2008 11:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2008
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hi

i have a few wishlsit books that say 1 of 1. how long do you think it will take until it is my turn for the book

 

thanks for the advise

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 11:39 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2005
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It all depends on the demand.  I have had several books (textbooks, titles specific to education) on my list for a year or more...however one just became available the other day!  If it is a book with a more generalized circulation, you might not have to wait too long.  It's funny - I was #457 for the last Harry Potter book and I had it within a month.  I am 1 of 18 for a book by Bearr Grylls and have been for months.  Good luck.

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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it just depends on how obscure the book is.  I have been # one on a certain book for almost 2 years.  There have been  a few that I was # 'hundred and something' and I have gotten them in 6 months or less.  Some in less that 2 months.

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 12:27 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Like the others said. You could be #60 on a book and get it in a month.  You could be #1 and wait a year.  It just depends on how easy the book is to find. Sometimes books get posted direct to your WL bucking the FIFO line.  Sometimes they just never show up.  If the books you are #1 for are pretty easy to get on ebay, UBS or anywhere then you probably won't wait long.  If it's an OOP/HTF book you might wait a while. 

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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1 of 1 is good and bad.  It means you are the only one out of 1,000,000 plus people who want this book.  If someone does post it, you will get it, but knowing when someone will post it is impossible to know or predict.  I am still 1 of 1 on some books from when I joined last fall. The more wishers, the faster a books moves from what I have seen. If you are 1 of 1, you might just want to make it automatic acceptance for when it does finally come and it will be surprise.

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I went from 357th, or something absurd like that, on Potter 7, to having it in the mail to me (YAY!) in less than 5 months. I am first in line on some poker books that I doubt I will ever see. There isn't really a way to guess.

Good luck in getting it! May the swapping gods be kind to you.