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Subject: wish list change
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 1:38 AM ET
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I have a book on my wish list and didn't realize that it is a hardcover. I would like to change my request to a paperback.Can I do this without losing my place in line? Thank you.
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 1:43 AM ET
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No you can't keep your place in line because for all intents it is a different book so you're actually wishlisting a "new" book.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 1:54 AM ET
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Thanks Susan, guess I'll just settle for the hardcover as I have been waiting forever for this book and don't want to have to wait even longer.
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 2:21 AM ET
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You can put the PB on your WL as well.   It might be a faster moving line.   You can then delete whichever one didn't come once you have a copy.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 3:25 AM ET
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If you don't want a specific edition/version, then do a search for the title and author using the Search Type option 'All Books' version and then put each book format on your WL. Some lines move quicker than others.   Many English language books from UK/Ireland/Australia/... have a different ISBN than the US editions - I know as I have some of them.

Hope you get your book soon

 



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Date Posted: 8/5/2009 7:08 AM ET
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 You can add the paperback version, but it does mean you need to use another wishlist space. Search on Amazon for the ISBN of the paperback version and add it to your wishlist. Then you can delete the hardcover version if you want, or keep both there. There's no law against having both titles wishlisted, and when you get one, you can delete the other. Sometimes the paperback versions of books move much faster than hardcovers, as a lot of people don't want the expense of sending heavier hardcovers.

I'm guessing the book you're referring to is The Associate by John Grisham? (That's the only hardcover I see on your WL). The paperback version of that isn't due out til next month, and there's 123 people wishing for it already. Still, the way his books tend to flood PBS, I bet you would get it in no time. Most of his books have hundreds of copies already in the system.

You have only got 4 books on your wishlist, so there's plenty of space...I would go for it!  0440243823 is the ISBN.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 9:21 AM ET
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Joyce, i agree with the other posters. Right now, I have one book on my WL that has the two versions of HC and paperback. This way I will get one of the books no matter what. I figured that one of them will move faster than the other.

 

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 9:40 AM ET
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I always WL every possible version. 

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 9:42 AM ET
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I never have room for that! LOL My WL is constantly full, as soon as I get one, I move something over from the RL. I have a few I really want that I WL 2 versions but that's about it.

Cheryl (one of those weenies waiting for the WL changes....unlimited....::sigh of pleasure::....LOL)

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 2:05 AM ET
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Thank you everyone for answering my question--- no wonder I love Paperbackswap so much!! You guys are always so patient and helpful!
Ronda (RONDA) - ,
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 4:31 PM ET
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you can also set the option to get emails if another version is posted.  I scored one of my wish list items using that & I don't think the isbn was in the system before that (can't be 100% sure, but I usually try to get the multiple isbns).

Some people do find it annoying because the get too many emails about versions the do not want. 

Of course if the other isbn also has a waitlist, you won't get an email about it.

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 4:33 PM ET
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Because I don't care which version I get I post all ISBNs for that particular book, and then delete them when I have the WLd book IN HAND.  I always wait until the book is in my mailbox before I delete any version of a WLd book.  Pat

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 5:41 PM ET
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How do you set that email option?  If you chose to do that, and you are the next in like for hardback and a paperback is available, do you have the option to accept the paperback, or would that go to someone who actually has the ISBN for the paperback on their WL?

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 6:37 PM ET
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If you had the HC wishlisted and there is even one person wishing for the paperback, you don't get the "alternate versions" email if the paperback is posted because that book is offered to the person who had it WLd. If no one is wishing for it, though, then it's up for grabs.

The email option is set under "My account" and then "settings" and "email" where you can set options for what PBS emails you want to get and don't want.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 11:16 PM ET
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Sometimes not all versions are linked together in the data base, so unless you look and find every ISBN it wouldn't be unheard of that you wouldn't get a notice anyway.  Especially if they are other countries' ISBN's.  On Amazon when there is one of those foreign ISBN's they list it as an "Import".   I list all ISBN's if I'm really intent on getting a certain title since many of the ones I like are printed first in the UK, Canada, or Australia.  It isn't unusual for those to be available in US ISBN's until a year later.  But Grisham will be printed in the US first, so it's not an issue.

Ruth