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Subject: Why isn't my book being requested?
Date Posted: 1/16/2010 2:20 AM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2008
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I just posted "Sundays at Tiffany's".  I checked and it is on my bookshelf.  I then looked at the "books I've read".   The book is listed and has a green W next to it.  Green W means the book is on another members wish list with auto request turned on.  Why isn't my book being requested? 

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 3:18 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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When it's wishlisted on auto request, there is a one hour buyer's remorse period. By now, it should have shown up on your account page.

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 4:24 AM ET
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You must have rated a different version than what you posted.  There are only a few versions that are wishlisted.  The copy you posted has several copies available in the system:

Sundays at Tiffany's :: James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
ISBN-13: 9780316014779 - ISBN-10: 031601477X
Copies Available: 71

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 9:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Also sometimes that shows up as a glitch on TBR and BIR lists. 

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 10:42 AM ET
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Thanks Melissa B for the information.  I thought the green W would show up for a specific ISNB, not for a whole range of ISBN's.

How did you find the number of copies available (71)?

Last Edited on: 1/16/10 10:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/16/2010 11:02 AM ET
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If you add a book to your Reminder List, it will show how many copies of it are in the system.

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 11:30 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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 I thought the green W would show up for a specific ISNB, not for a whole range of ISBN's.

The W does only show for the specific ISBN that is Wish Listed. Sometimes the system does have a glitch and shows a W on a non-wishlisted ISBN so if you see it on the ISBN that is available, send in Feedback using the Contact Us link in the lower left. Let them know the ISBN and that with 70 copies available it is marked with as Wish Listed.

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 10:54 AM ET
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Also, look on your bookshelf to see if there's a gray circle with an exclamation mark in it. Hold your mouse over that & it should say it's waiting on the one hour remorse. But, if that had been, it would be on your "to mail" tab if it was ordered. If not then there was only one person wishing for it, who declined the offer, and there's probably no green A there anymore. Unless it's on your front page under the WishListed book tab