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Subject: What is the reminder button for?
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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What is the reminder list for?  If I want to order a book at some point I put it on my wish list. If I have a book posted it's on my Bookshelf.  So what is the reminder for?    Also I noticed that I have a couple books posted that are on wish lists but they are not on hold. 

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:30 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2005
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I use the reminder list for books I want to order "sometime", but my credits are low...or books I want to check out from the library because I'm just not sure...or books whose author or series type I want to investigate before I spend the credit....etc.

If the ISBN on the wish list books you posted isn't the same ISBN the member has on their wish list, it could be listed on your bookshelf as available.  There's a thread in the Book Bazaar to advertise those and they seem to move very fast!  I also get email notifications when the same book but a different ISBN is posted....every once in awhile I get a chance to grab it, but most of the time it's already been taken!

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Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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The wish list should be for a book you're ready to request right now if it is offered to you.  The reminder list is for books you may be interested in ordering in the future.

You can only put books that are NOT currently posted in the system on your wish list, but you can put any book on your reminder list. 

If you go to the help docs and type in "what is the reminder list" you'll get more info.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 8:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Ok I get it now.