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Subject: Specific question about wish lists
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 1:46 PM ET
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Is there a way to specify hardcover only on the wish list?

I am waiting for hardcover editions of some specific books. Every day I get those emails that say "similar to wish" was posted. 

Is there a way to be specific so I don't keep getting those emails letting me know that there was a paperback just listed. It's a popular author and so people list those books every day in paperback editions.

THanks,

Bayberry

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 2:28 PM ET
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Go to your Settings page under Your Account.   You can turn off wish list emails there. 

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 2:34 PM ET
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Thanks. I know I can turn off wish list emails but I NEED my wish list emails to come to me, otherwise I'll never know when one of my wish list books come in. I just want to turn off  getting emails about "similar" books. Do you know if there is a way to do that? Thanks.

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 2:47 PM ET
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Go to your wishlist and in the upper right hand corner is a button that says options.   Click the button and it shows-

Set my future wishes to auto request question.gif by default.
Show me alternate versions question.gif when I wish for a book.

Click the second one to  remove the checkmark.

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 2:55 PM ET
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Excellent Directions. I just went there, found there, and the box is NOT checked. I had never checked it because I never knew it existed. Maybe I can check it, save changes and then go back and uncheck it?

 

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 4:33 PM ET
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not sure, try it... what have you got to lose, lol.

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 4:37 PM ET
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I believe what you may want to do is go to settings, email settings. Then you will see a 'similar to wish" box -- uncheck that and I think it will stop you getting those emails, but you will still be notified when the actual book you do want comes up.

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 5:15 PM ET
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Yes, Kati has it right.  You can turn off just the "similar to your WL book" emails.  That will NOT turn off your notice that you have had a WL book posted to you and need to log in to accept it.

You can also set the books you don't want to miss to Auto- Request on your WL, then you don't have to log in to accept the book.

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 6:05 PM ET
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Go to your wishlist and in the upper right hand corner is a button that says options.   Click the button and it shows-

Set my future wishes to auto request question.gif by default.
Show me alternate versions question.gif when I wish for a book.

Click the second one to  remove the checkmark.

This will only affect showing you other versions you could also want when you are adding a book to your WL, it will not affect the e-mails.

If you do a Kati says and change your e-mail setting for similar to Wish  you can stop the e-mail for those alternate versions, but still get the notification when the exact version you have on your Wish List is posted.



Last Edited on: 4/10/10 6:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/11/2010 9:52 PM ET
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Do you have to do that for every book on your wish list?

Thanks again, all seems to be set right, but I am still getting the similar book emails.

 

Unless I did that for just one book, and need to do it for each one individually?

 

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 10:20 PM ET
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The "opt out" section on the Settings page should enable you to decline messages about (any) books similar to (all of) your WL books, without affecting the specific items you've put on your list.  Whenever I've got a common title on my WL I get loads of "similar to" messages, so I opt to refuse them by way of the Settings screen, and now I only get told when an actual offer comes in.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 10:31 PM ET
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James, Thanks. I have the box unchecked but I am still getting those similar wish emails. OH well. 

Judy

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Date Posted: 4/11/2010 10:41 PM ET
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Judy, you have to check the box, as that indicates "I DO NOT WANT" as stated above the list of options and check-boxes.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 10:46 PM ET
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James says "check the box" and Melanie says "remove the checkmark" 

I'll go see which way it is.

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 10:50 PM ET
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James the box is NOT checked.

There is no box to check to indicate I DO NOT WANT.

 

This is what it says:

 Show me alternate versions question.gif when I wish for a book.

It seems to me that if I check the box as you say, I will then be emailed when there are alternate versions.

 

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 12:28 AM ET
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From the Settings page:

Email Settings

If you would like to NOT receive any of the following emails just check the box for the appropriate email.
   
I DO NOT WANT I DO NOT WANT
Book Request Accepted in System info.gif Book Received that You Sent info.gif
New Personal Message info.gif Book Received that You Sent (DC) info.gif
Tell A Friend Thank You info.gif Feedback Accepted info.gif
Watched Topics info.gif Wish List - Other Versions info.gif
Credits Earned (DC) info.gif Credits Earned (Printable Postage) info.gif
Referral Completed info.gif Order Followup info.gif
Wish List Item Added to PBS Market info.gif Item similar to Wish List Item Added to PBS Market

Underlining is mine for emphasis. You're looking to check "Wish List - Other Versions".  Make sure you click "Update Email Settings" to save the change you've made.



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Date Posted: 4/12/2010 9:05 AM ET
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As James says, the "opt out" checkbox is on the My Account--->(dropdown menu) Settings---->E-mail Settings section. Use the drop-down menu at the top. This will then apply to ALL books...so you will not get ANY email notifications of alternate copies of ANY wishlisted books.

The page you are describing is the page that comes up when you wishlist a book, for each individual book--it is giving you the option to wishlist other versions if you want to. That screen has nothing to do with e-mail notifications at all. The email notifications are affected only by the way you have your global email notification settings toggled.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 9:23 AM ET
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Cheryl said: This will then apply to ALL books...so you will not get ANY email notifications of alternate copies of ANY wishlisted books.

I'd like to add, for clarification, that you will still get notification of Wish List books made available to you when your turn comes.  This will simply prevent the system from sending you messages about books "similar to" the specific listings on your Wish List.



Last Edited on: 4/12/10 9:24 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/12/2010 4:22 PM ET
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And if there is just one particular ISBN that is generating "similar to" e-mails that annoy you, but you'd still like to receive them for other ISBNs, there's a link at the bottom of each "similar to" e-mail where you can turn off the "similar to" notifications for that particular ISBN.

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 4:45 PM ET
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Thanks Patty! That's PERFECT!