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Subject: wish list books
Date Posted: 12/9/2009 11:26 AM ET
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I just got back from thrift store and was lucky enough to pick up some wish list books, I would like to offer them to people that are on my buddy list. Is there any way to find out who needs them without going through my whole buddy list?????  I also would like to offer them some Large Print books that I got today.

 

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        Bertie

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 11:29 AM ET
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There is no way to do an automatic search of your buddies' wish lists.

You can send out a blast PM to your buddies with a list of books available, saying you want to offer to buddies first, before FIFO. Give a deadline to respond if you choose to do that. Be sure to include the ISBN's in your PM as well.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 11:37 AM ET
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What Jane said.  Other than checking each wishlist individually, your only option is a group pm.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 11:46 AM ET
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Also in the genre thread that applies to them there might be an Is This On your WL Thread.  That's where I go when I have multiple WL books to post at once. 

I went through my budd list and checked everyone's WL and used the Note Feature to put their names on any books I had on my TBR, WL or RL.  This was time consuming and needs to be updated/double checked.  It's kind of something I do when I'm bored and just hanging out on the message boards. It's come in handy a couple of times though when I was trying to decide what to read next. 

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:14 PM ET
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thanks all

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:15 PM ET
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one more thing how do I send a blast pm to all my buddies????

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:19 PM ET
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From the Buddy List page, check the recipients on your buddy list. There's a PM button by the "Actions" heading at the top of the page. It will open a PM box for your message.

Good luck!

Date Posted: 12/12/2009 10:56 PM ET
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Thanks for the info on how to send a group PM - I was wondering how to do that and couldn't find it in the help docs.

Date Posted: 12/12/2009 11:23 PM ET
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Me, too, I've always wondered how to send a blast pm. Now I know thanks to Jane.