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Topic: Stupid question: find out who has a book posted with out ordering?

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Subject: Stupid question: find out who has a book posted with out ordering?
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 2:32 AM ET
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There is a low cost book currently available that I would like to get but not at the price of a full credit.  I would like to find out who has it and see what else they have and if they offer deals as I'd be happy to get it as part of a deal.  Is there anyway to see who has the book posted with out ordering it so I can see their entire bookshelf?  If they don't have anything else I'd like or don't do deals, then I'd be happy to wait for it when some one else has a copy.  Does that make sense?  Anyone know if there is a way to find out how many copies of this book are actually available and to see the full bookshelves of anyone offering it?


Okay, I looked at the book on my reminder list and is says there are 8 copies of it available.  Does anyone know if there is a way to see the bookshelves those copies are in?

Last Edited on: 2/21/09 2:57 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 2:49 AM ET
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I think if you put the book on your reminder list, it will tell you how many copies are in the system.  Don't know answers to your other questions, but someone will.

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 2:49 AM ET
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As far as I know, you can't see who has the book until you request it.

My suggestion would be to use the "search all discussion forums" and search for the book title. Slim chance that you'll find it that way, but you could.

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 3:06 AM ET
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I haven't heard of anyone doing this. Out of curiosity, why isn't it worth a credit to you? If you don't my asking :)

Mayve you should put something in your siggy saying you are looking for a deal on "title"..

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 3:08 AM ET
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Your best shot is a post in the Book Bazaar asking for anyone with it on their shelf that is offering deals. As long as its not a WL book you can ask for it there.  You could also put it in your siggy line that you are looking for it in a deal, then anywhere you post people can see it.

eta: now I see its you Tori, you already know how to work the Bazaar don't you?  That is about the only way to do it. 

I think you can also start the order process and when the screen pops up asking the address info, there is a button there to order more from member. You can look at their shelf and see if they have anything you want or if their shelf header advertises any deals. If nothing looks good, then you can backarrow out of the ordering process and not complete it. That will only get you to the first person in line with the book. If they don't have anything then you'd have to wait and try it again after a while hoping the first person's copy got ordered. Not a great process, but the system really encourages ordering through the FIFO.

Last Edited on: 2/21/09 3:25 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 9:34 AM ET
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You can search the boxer shelves. You don't have to be a boxer to do that-unless they changed it.  That'll tell you if any boxers have the book.

I've had good luck just putting what I'm looking for in my signature line.

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 2:14 PM ET
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You can also go ahead and order the book. It will then appear on that order page with the PM button. PM the person and ask if they would be willing to do a deal- you have nothing to lose. Then immediately cancel the transaction (remember, there's the one hour remorse period before the person with the book sees the offer). Of course, you will be at the mercy of waiting to hear back, but that's ok. It's worked for me before!