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Subject: wishlist offers question.
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 12:29 PM ET
Member Since: 9/26/2007
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I'm wondering if someone will fill me in about how the wishlist works. I have about 50 books on the wishlist at this point and absolutely no credits. I've been offered a few books and I hit the "I do not want this book" mbutton because I do not have the credits and I would rather offer it to someone else quicker. And then I notice it also deletes it from my wishlist. So I'm just leaving the books there until the time runs out.

Is leaving them there what I should do to keep them on my wishlist? Or will they be deleted regardless and I need to add them anyways?



Date Posted: 10/15/2007 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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If you do not have credits  to request the book, you will be given an opportunity to buy credits. If you don't want to buy credits the book is removed from your wishlist and put on your reminder list.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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Hi Bronwen,   Welcome to PBS!  Love your name, by the way.  

Here is some relevant info from the Help Center:  

Do I have to have credits to put books on my Wish List?  

No, but if you have no credits, you should be prepared to buy credits, if necessary, if one of your Wish Listbooks becomes available for you to request.  You don't have to have enough credits to cover everything on your Wish List because all the books are not likely to be Posted at the same time. But it is a good idea to keep a few credits in your account at all times, if you have an active Wish List. You never know when a Wish List book may be offered to you!  Getting a Wish List offer when you have no credits:

  • If your bookshelf/Wish List are NOT on hold
    • You will be given an opportunity to buy credits (there is a button on the Wish List offer to take you to the Kiosk)
    • After you have purchased credits in the Kiosk, you will need to come back to the request and accept it.
  • If your bookshelf/Wish List are on hold:
    • You will be "passed over" and stay in your place in the Wish List line until you have credits OR the hold is removed from your bookshelf
  • If the item is set to auto-request on your Wish LIst:
    • if your account is NOT on Hold, the auto-request will be converted to a regular Wish List offer with a 48-hour hold, and you will have the option to purchase credits
    • If your account IS on Hold, you will be "passed over" and stay in your place in the Wish List line until you have credits OR the hold is removed from your bookshelf


Last Edited on: 10/15/07 1:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 5:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I believe if you choose not to buy credits and let the WL time out or you deny it you have to readd it to your WL and wait in line again.  So it's good to keep a few credits on hand just in case. Especially if there is a long line for the book.  I have one book that I'm 101 in line for!  So it's probably best to put your WL on hold until you have some credits.  Or you might have to start at the end of the line for some books.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 6:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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By the way, you have to put your whole account on hold to put your wishlist on hold. I don't believe there is a way to put your wishlist on hold and leave your bookshelf available.

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 9:57 AM ET
Member Since: 9/26/2007
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Oh. Thank you :) At least it goes to reminders then :)

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 10:17 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Yes, it goes to your reminder list, but just so you know, you also lose your place in the wishlist line.  It's not such a big deal when you are brand new and at the back of a line, but will become a big deal when you wait months and months for a book and have it finally offered to you, only to have the book removed because you were unable to order it. 

Also, just another FYI...it tends to irritate the person offering the book when someone has wishlisted it and then doesn't request it.  That person was anticipating getting a credit.

I am speaking from personal experience on both sides of the issue - I didn't know any of this when I first joined either.

Hope the info helps. 

Last Edited on: 10/16/07 10:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 12:16 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2005
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I just got an order from you Bronwen!