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Subject: Searching a Master Wish List
Date Posted: 4/12/2009 8:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2006
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Is there a Master wish list?  I have lots of books that are not posted because I didn't get them from PBS and don't have time to post all of them.  Is it possible to see a list of all the books on everyone's wish list?  Yes I know it would be a gazillion books, but I was wondering if such a thing existed and if it was searchable.

I even have books I'd consider passing on if they were on someone else's wish list.

Just curious

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 9:17 PM ET
Member Since: 10/14/2005
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You can search the club wish list from the search tab in the gray tool bar at the top of the page.
Date Posted: 4/12/2009 9:36 PM ET
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As a sidenote, is there any way to generate a list of what books are the most heavily wish listed in the PBS system? 

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 9:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Under the community tab, there is the top 50s lists. 

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 10:47 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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I have lots of books that are not posted because I didn't get them from PBS and don't have time to post all of them.

I'm puzzled by this.  It takes a few seconds to post a book if you use one of the efficent methods; it is much faster to post a book than look it up to see if it is wish listed.  If you don't have time to post the book, how will you have time to look it up in the wishlist?

The "post multiple books" option allows you to post 20 books at a time by just entering the isbn numbers. 


Date Posted: 4/12/2009 10:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I'm with Bren on this one. Posting them takes just a minute.  If you don't have time to post them how do you have time to look them up or even to wrap them and send them out?  When I joined I put all my books on the TBR and it told me if they were WL or not.  That was a bit time consuming as I had over 100 books.   It forced me to organize them into alphabetical order so it was worth the time it took though.  Since I had them all off the shelf I stacked them by author last name.  Made them much easier to find after that.

I would just start posting them in small groups.  THen as books were requested or came up on WL hold-I'd check their WL out to see if I have any other books I could post to them to save on postage. I always PM people first before I post a WL book directly to them.  I'd hate for someone to have to scramble to find a credit if they were out and not expecting that WL offer because they weren't near the top of the line.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/13/2009 6:18 AM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2008
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I'm currently posting all my books into my TBR pile.  That'll tell you if it's WL'd.  I'm with every one else, posting multiple books doesn't take anytime at all.  I admit when I first joined it seemed to take a while to post a book.  Now, I can breeze through quite a pile in no time at all.

As others have mentioned the Club Wish List is a nice feature to use too.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 4:38 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2009
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Thank you!