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Topic: Is there a spot (wishing for book)

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Subject: Is there a spot (wishing for book)
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 6:04 AM ET
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where you can ask members if they happen to have a certain book hanging around that you would like?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 8:12 AM ET
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I would try the Book Bazaar.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 8:27 AM ET
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I agree.  Tell what you are searching for in the subject line.

 

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:53 AM ET
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You can also check the genre threads; for instance, Love & Romance.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 12:03 PM ET
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Just make sure it is not a WLed book. You cannot use the Book Bazaar to jump the WL line.

Asking in the genre threads will target the people more likely to have it and keep it in view longer.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 12:15 PM ET
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Assuming the book is not available in the club, the best thing to do is put it on your wish list. If anyone has it on their TBR list, then a W icon will appear next to it the next time they look at that page. Lots of people do look for those W's and read the wished for books first.

Also, if you put it on your wish list then it will be offered to you eventually. If you just ask around and somebody posts it, another member could order it before you even see the posting.

Subject: Thanks
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 7:39 AM ET
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I do have it on my wish list. It isnt posted at all.. it is an odd book. So I thought it would be nice to let people know i would like it, if they have it and want to get rid of it...Thanks for all the advice!

Tracey