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Subject: Wishlist Estimates?
Date Posted: 11/20/2009 8:41 PM ET
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All of my WL books are N/A for estimates. Is this common? I know that it says it puts N/A when it's not posted often enough to make an estimate, but I'm wondering how many books actually get estimates. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 8:42 PM ET
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Well, I have 116 books on my wishlist and approximately 35 of them have an actual estimate of weeks.  The rest are N/A.  Of course, I have a lot of hard-to-find books on my wish list and several books that have not been published yet.

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 8:52 PM ET
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I have 200 books on my WL.  Four have estimates. 

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 9:10 PM ET
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I have 77 books on my Wish List and also have only 4 estimates. Some of the books I am Wishing for have never been posted here. On many I am 1of1 and have been since I added them.

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 10:32 PM ET
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Only 2 out of 198.  I'm like Cheryl--many are 1 of 1.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 4:06 AM ET
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I have 199 items on my wishlist, none have estimates.

I take the information with a grain of salt.  One particular item I have obtained twice before on PBS, yet the information indicates that the item has never been posted here.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 12:37 PM ET
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I agree with Ellen S. I have books on my wishlist that have no estimates, no dates of when they were last listed, yet I have seen copies listed several times in the last few months! (I check my wishlist daily and am constantly aware of when a copy of a book has last been made available) Some books seem to retain the listing information and others revert to N/A.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Also - even though very few of my books have estimates, I receive WL offers reasonably frequently, so, as others have said, you can't really tell much by the info.  It's more of a broad outline, I think.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 7:10 PM ET
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I have mostly N/A too but I still have a good percentage that have actual dates. If a book hasn't been posted within a week though it will go to N/A so unless you've got all newer books then you're bound to have more N/A than estimates. You also get N/A's with books not published yet.