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Subject: Why do I not get books on my wishlist?
Date Posted: 12/3/2007 12:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2007
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When I check the list of books added for that day, I have seen books on my wishlist. But these books don't show as being available on my WL....How do I get these books if they never show as available?

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
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Sometimes the same book can have several different ISBN#s depending on the year they were published, then republished.  Also book club editions can have different ISBNs.  If you do a search on that book you may notice that it's listed several times just published in different years.  It may help just to add all of them to your WL.  I'm not 100% sure but I think that's whats happening.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 12:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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Could is also be that you're not the first person on the wish list for that book and it goes to someone who is ahead of you?


Date Posted: 12/3/2007 12:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/3/2007 1:35 PM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2007
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I looked at your wishlist, and pulled up several of the books at random - all of them had multiple wishers.  You have to wait in line until you are first, then the book will be offered to you. 

As someone else said, adding all the available versions to you wishlist helps because you will be in line for any edition of the book that is posted.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 2:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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When a WL book is posted it automatically gets offered to the 1st person in line for that book.  You haven't been offered one most likely because you are not the 1st person in line. If the book has a dif ISBN# it will send emails out to the people who have it on WL that a different version was posted.  Those usually go pretty quick unless it's a different binding.  Check to see what number in line you are. You can do this by hovering over the gray ! by each book on your WL.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 9:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2007
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Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. At least I know its not a glitch in the system :)

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 10:53 PM ET
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You can find out your place in the wishlist line by hovering over the gray exclamation point next to the title when you are looking at your wishlist.