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Subject: Wish list vs. reminder list
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:40 PM ET
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Hi!  I just signed up this weekend.  Could you tell me the difference between a wish list and a reminder list?  Which is better to use?  Why?  Thanks.

 



Last Edited on: 3/9/08 1:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:47 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS!

Putting a book on your wishlist means that it is currently unavailable and that you want it when it does become available.  The reminder list is for books that may or may not be available, but you are not sure if you want right now.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:48 PM ET
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Your wish list is for books that you really really really want but are not available to be ordered yet, so when you add a book to your wish list,  it's like standing in line to get it, eventually you'll receive a copy when you get to the front of the line. 

Your reminder list is for books that you want to order someday, just not quite yet, they can be books that are available to be ordered and you put them there to keep a list of books you might want to order in the future. 

HTH

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2008
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Hi Matthew

I'm pretty new too...I had to ask my TG.  The way I understand it is: Wish list books are the ones you definately want to order as soon as they are available. Reminder list books are ones you may want in the future, like when your TBR pile is smaller.  If you think a book might be interesting but not sure, you can put it on the reminder list and go back to look at it later.  I personally, don't use the reminder list.  The books on my WL I want but they are not available yet.

Hope that helps!



Last Edited on: 3/9/08 1:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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When a WL book is posted you are expected to spend a credit on it.

RL books can already be in the system, and they are books you want to keep track of for whatever reason--but not confident that you want to spend a credit on them as soon as they are posted. 

So my RL has books that I want to do more research on (to see if I want them), are on subjects I'm not currently interested in spending credits on but want to keep track of for the future, for books that I want on my WL but don't have room for, books I may already have but haven't managed to check my bookshelf yet, books that are part of a series that I only want the next few on my WL but want to be able to find easily, books I'm not sure if I want or not.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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They are eventually going to combine the RL & WL.  Books available in the system will go on your WL on hold so it won't automatically order it for you.  You'll be able to hold some books and keep some open and moving in the line.  You'll also be able to have an unlimited number of books instead of just 200. 

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 1:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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I know the WL change is coming.

I'm still really really hoping that they leave the RL list as well.  Being able to put WL items on hold?  Wonderful!

But I hope (against experience at SaCD, but still I hope) they leave the RL list around anyway.   For how I use it, I'd really rather it stay separate and not be mixed up with my WL. 

Subject: Wish list
Date Posted: 3/11/2008 7:50 PM ET
Member Since: 3/7/2008
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Thanks that does help.  I'm sure the more I use the system the more it will all make sense.  Now another question.  Is it even worth it to put an item on my wish list if there are more than 25 people already waiting?  How fast do things actually move? 

M.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2008
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It depends on the book, but I have gotten plenty of my WL books.  Some of them I was like #26 and didn't think I would get it soon, but I did.  Make some buddies, join the games and check out the book bazaar, it might help a little with the wait.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 8:52 PM ET
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I've had books that I was number 200+ in line for and I've gotten them.  25 is nothing - go ahead and wish it - it'll come your way eventually :)

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 10:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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I would say it definitely just depends on the book.  I had 2 books that I put on my wishlist around the same time.  One I was in place 90, the other place 14.  I got the first about 6 months later, and I am still waiting for the last, over a year later.  So, try it and see.