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Subject: why is WL book on my shelf?
Date Posted: 3/19/2010 9:18 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I just posted a WL book ( with 279 members wanting it ) directly from the wishlist page and it went to my bookshelf. In the past, those haven't

shown up on my shelf as they went directly into they wishing system. What's up?

Last Edited on: 3/19/10 9:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/19/2010 9:34 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2009
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is it on your shelf with a grey exclaimation point next to it?

Last Edited on: 3/19/10 9:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/19/2010 9:46 AM ET
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If there's a gray exclamation point next to it, it just means the person has it on auto-request and there is a 1-hour 'buyer's remorse' period. After that, it will show up on your account page under books requested from you.

However, you do need to be wary posting books from the wishlist page--make sure the ISBN on your book is the same one as people are wishing for. I've had people do that before and I ended up with a paperback when I wanted the hardcover. They didn't even look at the ISBN or the format requested, just the title and author. This is why I always post books strictly by typing in the ISBN.