does the "want it now" really work?

@ladyljs (1303)
United States
April 12, 2007 4:54pm CST
I put some information on a book that i am looking for in the want it now section of ebay. But, I am wondering, how do people who have the object you want, know that you want it?Here's the book that I am desperately searching for. Let's Pretend by Nila Mack: Published 1948
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• United States
13 Apr 07
I don't know if the want it now feature really works or not because I've never used it. However, when ther is a hard to find book that I REALLY want and I can't find it on eBay, I go to Book Finder ( www.bookfinder.com ) . Bookfinder is a website that searches several book places to see what's available. I looked up the book you wanted and I was able to find 3 copies, starting at 20 dollars. Here is the link: http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac=sl&st=sl&qi=.5k9sbtfl3tKiseo6LXVT1jZ8HM_2803077124_1:2:3 I hope that helps...
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
13 Apr 07
That was so very helpful! Thank you.
@Stiletto (4597)
12 Apr 07
I primarily use UK ebay but I imagine it works more or less the same way. As a seller I regularly search the "want it now" section for things that I sell. In my case I usually do it for music because I mainly sell vinyl records, etc. I've sold loads of things doing it that way. So I imagine someone who mainly sells books will do the same thing - or they should be doing it anyway. You never know though - someone might have it that see's this discussion! I hope you manage to get a copy anyway.
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Thanks for your response! Vinyl records huh? I will check out the area, as my mother is always in search of records that she had long ago!