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Subject: Wish List Question
Date Posted: 12/23/2008 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2005
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I just put a book on my WL.  It said it had 78 people wishing.  So I put it on my list, and my list claims I am number 90 of 90.  There are only 80 people wishing for a copy; how can I be #90?

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 2:09 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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The number that is shown on the book description page is not always accurate. I think that number is not updated as people add to the wishlist, but maybe updated once a day or something (I am guessing here...) The number on the wishlist is accurate (not taking into account people who might have their accounts on hold or who's wishlisted accepted & mailed  book goes lost in the mail, etc -- which is why sometimes it seems you are moving backwards).

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 2:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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It's possible that the number wishing on the book's page doesn't include those copies that are in the process of being accepted/mailed, but your place in the wishlist line does.

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 7:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I've found that the number showing on the book description page can be as much as 10 listers different from what is listed on my WL.  Pat