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Subject: Very odd thing
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 1:51 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I just ran across a memberwho has 211 books on their WL . How does that happen?  11 books didn't work out somehow?  Hasn't been a member for all that long.  It sort of made me step back a little.

Ruth

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 3:27 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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I thought there was a limit of 200 books, or is that another kind of list?    

Only books that aren't available here can go on the WL, so they must all be new?      D.



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Date Posted: 7/20/2009 6:46 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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could it be the first step in combining the lists? 

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 7:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
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I believe if you have problems with wish list books (they arrive and are marked RWAP or go lost in the mail), you get back added back in line at the same place, whether or not you have 200 books on your wish list or not. I once had 202 on my wish list...but 211 sounds really high for something like that!

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 8:10 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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What Virginia said. I've had like 204 before, when books ordered went lost or the request timed out, and it seemed weird that those things would happen all at once like that, but they did...I couldn't add more til it went down to 199 again. The only thing I could think of is if someone were sending several wishlisted books to the person and the package went lost. But that does seem really high.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 8:13 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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Only books that aren't available here can go on the WL, so they must all be new

Belive me - there are PLENTY of books not available on PBS that are *not* new!  Nearly every book on my WL is older, some are *very* old, but there are no copies posted, so they are on my WL. If I want a new book, I usually go buy it.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 9:37 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Could they be testing the new WL with some people?  THey did that with the printed postage.  They only made it available to a certain # of members to test it out before they made it available to all of us.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 10:02 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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Maybe if the person lives in Alaska or Hawaii or has an APO/FPO address, a lot of their books are marked lost before they ever get to the person. That could explain a higher than usual wishlist number.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 10:34 PM ET
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Babs - that's a good probability.  I hadn't thought of that.  I could see a big order of books gooing to a military address and going "lost".  It just surprised me.  And the address didn't seem military.  My DH closed the window with that member's profile or WL so I cAn't go back to it now.

Ruth

Date Posted: 7/22/2009 9:41 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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