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Subject: Just a suggestion
Date Posted: 4/12/2009 4:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2008
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I've seen a number of people have it happen where the post a book that has been WishListed by someone else or many someone else's.  But for whatever reason the book does not get claimed and it goes to the next person, then the next etc.  

Also it seems that a lot of people get caught in a loop where their book doesn't met RCs, but it keeps going back to the same person. 

My suggestion is that when that happens to you, post the name of the book on here.  You would probably find someone reading the boards that would like that book but never put in on their WL.  Or maybe they have never heard of the book, but if you bring it to their attention they might be willing to take a chance on it. 

Just a suggestion.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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THe only problem with that is that once a book is on WL hold there is no way for the poster to cancel it until it's been accepted.  Unless you put your account on hold and it times out again.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 6:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The other problem is that you are not supposed to be offering WL books on most the boards (though it is done it the genre threads). It can't be done in the Bazaar per its rules and bookshelf ads are not supposed to be done in CLT or the Questions.

Last Edited on: 4/12/09 6:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 2