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Subject: WishList Question
Date Posted: 11/19/2010 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2010
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I will often gets books on my wishlist become available. I do want them but don't have any credits. I know that I CAN buy credits but I joined the site so that I didn't have to pay for books anymore. I wish there was an option available to me where I could refuse the book and yet keep it on my wishlist. Every time a book becomes available but I don't have credits, I have to re-list it on my wishlist. That might sound like a slight annoyance but in the last couple weeks I have had many books become avalible to me and no credits to accept the books. I have spent a lot of time re-adding books to my wishlist.
Is there someone I can contact about having a new feature (I don't want this book at this time but wish to keep it on my wishlist) added?

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
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Hi Emily, theres already a feature available on PBS for this situation

when you look at your wishlist from your account page:  you will see these buttons: (in the upper right hand corner of your list screen)

 Checked items   HOLD     UNHOLD ///// AUTO REQUEST ON     AUTO REQUEST OFF  ///// DELETE



All you have to do is check the box next to the books you want to place on hold, and click the hold button.   It will turn the book to a  light pink banner color.    This will hold your place in line until you unhold the book.    You can hold as many as you like. 

Last Edited on: 11/19/10 8:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/19/2010 8:40 PM ET
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Just to add on to that a little....when you put individual books on your WL on Hold, you continue to move up in the WL line.  When you get to #1, you just stay there until you take it off of hold.  I have several books on my WL that are on Hold and I am #1 on the WL.  When I'm ready to read them, I can unhold them and get the next available copy! Most of the books that are not on hold are ones that hardly ever posted and I know I want them any time I get the chance.

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Check out the wishlist individual book hold feature Emily, probably meets your needs!

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 10:19 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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This feature is really great for books in a series.  So you can have #1 moving up the line.  And books #2, #3 and so on on hold.  Then you can see if you actually want the whole series after reading the first one.

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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Maybe I am misunderstanding the "hold" button but doesn't that keep everyone ELSE in line from being offered the book if 1 person has it on hold?

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 9:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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No, when you work up to #1 and have the book on hold, then you are passed over the next time a copy's posted.  That copy is automatically offered to the #2 person.  You retain your #1 position and #2 gets the book.

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 9:13 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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Oh, okay! Now that makes sense! thank you for the explanation! cheeky

Date Posted: 11/21/2010 11:53 PM ET
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It's a great feature.  It only works before you've been offered the wish list book.  Once the offer has come, there's no way to place a hold.

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 1:06 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Don't use the bookshelf hold.  Only use the Wishlist hold and/or vacation hold for your bookshelf.  The bookshelf individual hold puts you at the end of the FIFO list of available books.

The bookshelf hold and the wishlist hold work very differently.