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Subject: What happened to the "order book" button?
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 11:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2010
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Haven't ordered any books in awhile but just went in to look for some books and it appears on all books it's stating; To Post Book or To Order From Amazon.  I put in searches for 15 authors names and it is all the same.  My main reason for joining was to exchange books for free but now it appears I now have to buy a new or used book. 

I have not previously made a wish list because usually when I've looked for a book, it was on the site.  Can someone enlighten me?  Thanks.  Rosie



Date Posted: 5/6/2012 11:32 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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What books did you search? It sounds like there are no copies in the system.

No copies available

Has copies available

In the first link, there's no ORDER button and you can see how many people are wishing for the book on the right. In the second link, there are several copies available and it can be ordered right now. 

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Date Posted: 5/6/2012 11:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2010
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Thanks but I found out what I did.  Under the "search" button on the left side, I did not realize that I had it marked "wish list."  Thanks.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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If you only want to search for posted books by an author, go to Search -> Advanced Search. Put in the author's name and make sure it is toggled on the left to Posted Books, not All Books and it will return a list of only books available to order. You can also find books availably by an author now by clicking on their name where you see it linked. There will be a tab with only the Available books listed.

There are over 5Mil books available so there are books available to order, its just that sometimes after we've been here a while, we've ordered a lot of what we wanted and end up with mainly wish listed books left that we are looking for.

eta: looks like you were typing while I was, glad you figure it out!

Last Edited on: 5/6/12 11:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1