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Subject: wishlisting multiple copies
Date Posted: 2/21/2015 1:47 PM ET
Member Since: 12/22/2014
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hello, I may have read the benefits wrong, but I thought I read that as a standard member you could wish for more than one copy of a book at once, rather than having to wait to have the wish fulfilled and then going and getting in line again. Is that true? And does anyone know how to do it?

Date Posted: 2/21/2015 1:55 PM ET
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You just need to find all the versions and wishlist the ones you want.

So if I click on a book that comes in paperback, hardcover, library binding, audio, etc. I just click the wishlist button for the ones I want.

You should go through your wishlist and it will say "expand wishlist" on the right hand side of your wishlist.

Date Posted: 2/21/2015 2:21 PM ET
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Maybe you're thinking about the ability to _order_ more than one copy of a book at a time, from available books? 

Date Posted: 2/22/2015 12:51 AM ET
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What Leslie said.  I have ordered multiple copies of a book...if they are available in the system.  Wishlists are different.

Date Posted: 2/22/2015 7:07 PM ET
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either way, I think Lyssa is right about this membership benefit being mentioned before the change......that we can now order multiple copies at once.

Date Posted: 2/22/2015 7:32 PM ET
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With a Standard Membership, there is multiple copies requesting, but not multiple copies wishlisted. That means not being able to wishlist multiple copies of the same ISBN#.

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Date Posted: 2/23/2015 2:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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ETC: I think you misread the rule I don't remember anything about multi wish listing the same isbn.  If your talking about wish listing multiple copies of the same book not all the same ISBN yes you can do that.

For anyone who wants to make that easier you now can, on your wl at the top you should see this stuff spread out under your tabs:

Wish List Export:PrintSpreadsheet/Excel Options   Your Wish List Limit is currently 500


Click on the options button and you will see:

Set my future wishes to auto request question.gif by default.
Show me alternate versions question.gif when I wish for a book.

Click on the bottom one and every time you put a book on your wl you will get the option to add all the other versions to you wl.  I'm pretty sure this is a new feature as I didn't notice the option button being there before.  Before we had to go through our wl clicking on expand and you will still have to do that for the old ones already on your wl, however if you click this on new ones it automatically ask you after you add a book to your wl. I kind of like it!

Last Edited on: 2/23/15 2:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/23/2015 2:26 AM ET
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From the membership pricing page: Multi-Copy Requesting Allows you to request more than one copy of the same book simultaneously.  Doesn't say anything about wl or not.  I'm pretty sure it said that same thing when it was there for the gk.  I don't think they changed this but you can send in feedback to pbs to find out.  Though I've accidentally clicked wish list on something that was already on my wl since the changes and it still tells you this book is already on your wl. 

Date Posted: 2/23/2015 11:38 AM ET
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From the Standard Membership:

Multi-Copy Requesting
Allows you to request more than one copy of the same book simultaneously


That means you can request multiplied copies of AVAILABLE books.  

You can put every version of a book on your wishlist.  I have every hardcover version of The Count of Monte Cristo on my wl.  I will probably just get the E book from the library. 


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