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Subject: Bad ISBN but has long wish list?
Date Posted: 1/26/2011 3:12 PM ET
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Today as I was updating my WL I found another book I was going to WL only to find that it had a ISBN that had no match in Amazon.  When I found the correct ISBN and requested it, I found myself thinking about all the people who had WL-ed it who probably didn't know they were waiting for the book under the wrong number.

We know that eventually these will be cleared up but in the meanwhile I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where we could list any of these discoveries.  So here goes to start the list with the one I just found.

Bond With Me by Anne Marsh
Current ISBN     9780505528582 Release date of 2010-08-24 Members Wishing 30
Amazon ISBN    9781428511088 Release date of 2011-07-04 Members Wishing 04

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 7:06 PM ET
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Often books have a second UK ISBN.  With the Book Depository offering free shipping, we are seeing many more UK versions posted.  I try to tag the UK numbers when I see them.  (This book is not a case of the UK number.)

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 1:41 AM ET
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Great idea Holly, I hate it when that happens.  A long wishlist for the wrong ISBN, or even a short ISBN with a long wishlist.  I get especially pissy when I see a book that hasn't been released yet (or even in PBS database) be assigned a short ISBN, b/c other members see it and quickly hop in line not realizing it's a false listing. 

So frustrating knowing those members think they have the right book wishlisted but are going to be disappointed when the line just doesn't move.



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Holly B. - ,
Date Posted: 2/22/2011 4:25 PM ET
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There is a great tag out there on the "cloud" that would work really well if anyone finds some of these.  It is "BAD ISBN posting; remove from PBSWP".

Today I found Wrangled and Tangled: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel :: Lorelei James    Bad = 328880     21 WL      Correct = 9780451235145

 

Holly B. - ,
Date Posted: 3/4/2011 3:31 PM ET
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Bond with Me   Author: Anne Marsh
    
Bad - ISBN-13: 9780505528582
Good - ISBN-13: 9781428511088

Members Wishing: 30

Publication Date: 8/24/2010  now July 4, 2011

correct Amazon link should be: http://www.amazon.com/Bond-Me-Anne-Marsh/dp/1428511083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1299270310&sr=8-1