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Subject: Is there a way to know how many copies exist?
Date Posted: 1/16/2008 9:41 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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Is there any way to know how many copies exist of a book that has been requested? I think the one book I've requested has been through at least 5 or 6 people by now and still no one has accepted my request. The book is in the system--I just dont' know how many copies are available.  The only requestor condition I have is that it come from a non-smoking home and I did clarify it to specify that I meant only if there are active smokers in the house where the book currently resides.

I really really want to read this book and it seems I might not get it. I'd at least like to know how many copies of the book are available.  If everyone turns down the request (although I don't know why the request keeps being turned down), does it revert back to the first person it was requested from?

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 9:53 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2005
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You can add it to your reminder list and it will tell you how many copies are in the system. And if it was turned down b/c of a requestor condition it won't revert back to them.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 12:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Letting a book time out helps weed out the inactive accounts. But it's tiring when it goes past a couple people.  You could post in book bazaar what you are looking for and most likely you'll find someone active with the book.  I had a book about to time out on it's 2nd person. I posted in book bazaar.  I found someone who had it and I ordered it right from her shelf and she mailed it that same day.  I cancelled the 1st request before I ordered it direct from the one who responded to my post. I would put in your post that you have a no-smoking condition. 

What book are you looking for?