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Subject: Wish List
Date Posted: 3/11/2012 9:58 PM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2012
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I used to buy books  but now my budget is very limited.  Many of the books I post go immediately to wish list holds.  I wish  that you could get  a "bump"  or wish list "points"  for posting books  that   go immediately to wish list holds.  I do like helping other people but it seems that for  books I REALLY want I am WAAAY down the line.       I would like to know what other people  think  about this idea.  

Date Posted: 3/11/2012 10:02 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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PBS has debated this for quite some time. But there is also the point where books drop being wished for. I don't think it is going to change. But PBS does let us use the Book Bazaar to offer multiples to save in postage.
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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There are also a lot of lists similar to the WL multiples list in the genre forums.  So it might be worth a try watching the threads in the forums with genres you enjoy.

Date Posted: 3/12/2012 12:17 PM ET
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Diane - I see you only have 22 books on your WL so you may also want to add more books there, even if they are just other versions of the books you are already wishing. That will increase the chance that you get more books posted to you.

Date Posted: 3/12/2012 2:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You've also only been a member for a month.  PBS is not an instant gratification place for books.  Fill up your WL and be patient. The lines move faster than you think. But only having 22 books on your WL lessens your chances of getting a regular supply of WL books.