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Subject: wish list, how far am I?
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 12:19 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Is there a way to tell how far down  you are on a wish list book with lots of other members requesting it also? 

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 12:26 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2006
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Go to your WL and put the cursor over the grey circle with the exclamation mark and it will tell you your place in the WL line.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 12:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Just keep in mind that this doesn't include people who might have their account on hold or books that might go lost or get cancelled.  But it's usually pretty accurate-your place in line just might move up and down a bit.

Subject: wishlist
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 11:25 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2007
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Melinda,

   I found that even being on the wish list you can still wait awhile . i have been wanting a book for quite awhile now and I'am #2 and still I'm waiting . But heck , "PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE ", and just thinnk then when I do get it ,i'll be that much more happier . I have enough books to read that I dont mind waiting .

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 6/2/2008 2:01 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Yes, it's nice to know where you are in a line, but the actual number isn't any indication of when your book will be posted.

I was #600-something on new Harry Potter book when I put it on my WL and received it faster than some books that I was #1 on list, and am still waiting at #1 position to this day.

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 2:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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The WL lines for big block-buster books tends to move pretty fast because a lot of people just can't wait to get it, read it and post it here.  I know, usually if I see a really long line for a new book I want-that's what I do if I can. 

It's the lesser known, harder to find books that you can wait a long time for sometimes.

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2007
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I don't think I should have found that little trick out. Now I am all depressed about my placement on many of my books. Oh well, may have to break down on some of them and buy some:)