Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-10-2009

BUG: Purchased books remain on wish list


  1. Add a book to the device wishlist.
  2. Purchase it from the web site.
  3. Sync nook over WiFi to download book.
  4. Book remains on wishlist and cannot be removed.


Automatically remove purchased books from wishlist.


Do not hide the wishlist check box on purchased books.


Come on guys, this is at least 5 months old and shouldn't be that hard to fix.


De-register, re-register, and re-create is not an adequite work-around.


Distinguished Bibliophile
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Registered: ‎10-21-2009
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Re: BUG: Purchased books remain on wish list

More like at least a year, based on one of my purchases. I still can't understand why they can't go back to a single wishlist that is synced between the site and your devices. But then, I'm not a software engineer.
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Registered: ‎12-03-2011

Re: BUG: Purchased books remain on wish list

Well, I am a software engineer, and I can assure you that you don't need any special credentials to see that a feature ought to work in a way that makes sense for the customers. Even if there are technical reasons why they changed the single wishlist, B&N isn't helping anyone by persisting with a broken system -- not even their software developers.

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Registered: ‎09-20-2013
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Re: BUG: Purchased books remain on wish list

I've had this issue now too.  I had a book on my Wishlist, purchased the book, and now I can't remove it from my Wishlist, and B&N aren't doing much to fix the issue.  I'm really frustrated with this.  The only solution I can see is just not to be anything on your Wishlist, because if you buy it then you won't be able to remove it later.  My advice.  Put things on your Wishlist, but before you buy them, remove them, and then buy them through the website, rather than through the Wishlist.  That is what I'm doing now and it seems the only solution, until B&N fix the "bug"