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System Options


The Options screen allows you to control the way BookScoutPRO behaves. The default values are shown in parentheses next to each option.


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Amazon MWS Merchant ID
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Do Amazon New Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will do lookups on Amazon for New books Only.

Do Amazon Used Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will do lookups on Amazon for Used books Only.

Do Amazon Collectible Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will do lookups on Amazon for Collectible books Only.

Exclude My Listings (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will exclude your listings from any prices returned.

Show Price Format (No)
Will show either the Amazon Listing Price or the Amazon Landed Price (which includes shipping).


Do Abe Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also lookup your ISBNs and EANs on AbeBooks. Note that Abe does not support UPC lookups. Enabling Abe lookups will increase lookup times.


Do eBay Store Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups (ISBN/EAN/UPC) on eBay Stores. Enabling eBay lookups will increase lookup times.

Do eBay Auction Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups (ISBN/EAN/UPC) on eBay auctions. Enabling eBay lookups will increase lookup times.

Ebay Auction Pricing (Bin-Curr)
This determines which price is returned for eBay Auction lookups. It has no effect on Store lookups.

BIN-Curr - Return BIN if present, otherwise return Current Price
Curr-BIN - Return Current Price if present, otherwise return BIN

BIN is the Buy-It-Now price. Current Price is either the minimum asking price (start price) or the current highest bid for the item if bids have been placed.

Ebay Auction Filter (Fixed Price)
This determines which listings are returned for eBay Auction lookups. It has no effect on Store lookups.

All - All Auctions and Fixed Price listings (with or without BIN)
Auction Only - Only listings eligible for competitive bidding at auction (with or without BIN)
Fixed Price - Only listings that have a Fixed Price or BIN (default)


Do Biblio Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on Biblio. Note that Biblio does not support UPC lookups. Enabling Biblio lookups will increase lookup times.


Do Alibris New Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on Alibris for New books Only. There will only be 1 price listed, the current selling price for a new copy. Note that Alibris does not support UPC lookups. Enabling Alibris lookups will increase lookup times.

Do Alibris Used Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on Alibris for Used books Only. Note that Alibris does not support UPC lookups. Enabling Alibris lookups will increase lookup times.


Do Half New Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on Half.com for New books Only. There will only be 1 price listed, the current selling price for a new copy.

Do Half Used Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on Half.com for Used books Only. Half.com willl return a maximum of 4 used prices, one for each condition available (Used like new, Used very good, Used good and Used acceptable).


Do Ecampus New Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups in Ecampus.com's Direct Inventory for New books Only. There will only be 1 price listed, the current selling price for a new copy. Note that Ecampus does not support UPC lookups.

Do Ecampus Used Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups in Ecampus.com's Direct Inventory for Used books Only. There will only be 1 price listed, the current selling price for a used copy. Note that Ecampus does not support UPC lookups.

Do Ecampus Mktplc New Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups in Ecampus.com's Marketplace for New books Only. Note that Ecampus does not support UPC lookups.

Do Ecampus Mktplc Used Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups in Ecampus.com's Marketplace for Used books Only. Note that Ecampus does not support UPC lookups.


Do TextBookX New Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on TextBookX for New books Only. There will only be 1 price listed, the current selling price for a new copy.

Do TextBookX Used Lookups (No)
If set to Yes, BookScoutPRO will also do lookups on TextBookX for Used books Only. There will only be 1 price listed, the current selling price for a used copy.


Tracking

Condition Tracking (Yes)
If set to Yes, this allows grading in the field. It adds a drop down box on lookup and scanlog pages to set the condition of the book.

Abbrev Condition (Yes)
If set to Yes, This abbreviates the condition notation (e.g. Used Very Good - UVG), reducing screen space and transmission time.

Cost Tracking (Yes)
If set to Yes, this allows tracking of item cost. It adds an input field on lookup and scanlog pages to enter the cost of the item. Useful for remembering what you paid for something after you get it home.

Insert Decimal (Yes)
If set to Yes, automatically inserts a monetary decimal (ex: 135 becomes 1.35). This is useful for devices that make it difficult to enter a period.

Note Tracking (Yes)
If set to Yes, this allows entry of notes. It adds an input field on lookup and scanlog pages to enter information about each item (limited to 255 characters).


General Options

Detail Link (Yes)
If set to Yes, this provides a link to a detail page on each item. The ID (the isbn/ean/upc that you entered) of each result on lookup and scanlog pages will be a hyperlink. If set to No, the detail pages will not be accessible on your mobile device.

Reverse Results (No)
If set to Yes, the items that are looked up will be returned in the reverse order that they were entered. This is useful when going through stacks of books.

Show Status Bar (Yes)
If set to Yes, the Status Bar will be shown at the top of the lookup screen (see The Lookup Screen).

Show Processing Info (Yes)
If set to Yes, the number of items, number of requests, and processing time will be displayed after each lookup.

Web Profile (A)
The current profile used for WEB access. This can be changed here or 'on the fly' during lookups (see Profiles & Templates).


WAP Options

WAP Profile (1)
The current profile for WAP access. This can be changed here or 'on the fly' during lookups (see Profiles & Templates).

WAP Fields (5)
The number of entry fields to display during lookups for WAP devices. Also controls the number of items per page in the Lookup log.

WAP Numlock (Yes)
If set to Yes, the entry fields on the lookup form will be set to allow only numbers to be entered (alot easier on most cellphones). For ISBNs that end in 'X', simply leave it off the end and BookScoutPRO will add it.

WAP Back Links (Yes)
If set to Yes, a 'Back' link will be provided on all WAP pages. This is especially useful for cell phones that do not have built-in back button support.


Detail Page Options

Show AbeBooks Sellers (No)
If set to Yes, a list of sellers on AbeBooks, with their prices, will appear on the detail page. Note that this only works if Abe Lookups are enabled.

Show eBay Sellers (No)
If set to Yes, a list of sellers on eBay, with their prices and feedback ratings, will appear on the detail page. Note that this only works if eBay Lookups are enabled.

Show Alibris Sellers (No)
If set to Yes, a list of sellers on Alibris, with their prices will appear on the detail page. Note that this only works if Alibris Lookups are enabled.

Show Half.com detail (No)
If set to Yes, a list of the prices with condition will appear on the detail page. Note that this only works if Half.com Lookups are enabled.

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