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Subject: cd's
Date Posted: 2/13/2016 5:55 PM ET
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when you receive audio cd's how do you check them?  I've had bad luck with ones borrowed from the library, listen to a few tracks and then skips - sometimes have to skip more than one track til it plays right- so I am hesitant to order since they are 2 credits... what happens if I accept and then they skip, is there any recourse??

Date Posted: 2/14/2016 11:52 AM ET
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I don't. I just hope for the best. I often pile up the audios I order and may not get to them for months. I've heard of some people doing something like as soon as they get it, playing every track on their computer to test it... I don't have that kind of time. There's a very frequent poster in the WL thread who lists a lot of audios. EVERY audio I've requested from this person has skipped. I now just avoid her posts. Lessons learned. I'll either try to listen all the way through and then just put the audios in my library donation box or toss the set (I do not repost). Once you've checked them in as received from PBS, I think you are just kind of done with it. Good luck!

PS: I missed my whole point which was, I participate in PBS in the spirit of PBS. I know there are people who won't check in an audio as received until they've listened the whole way through. I don't feel like senders should have to wait (esp since in many cases, I wouldn't get to them until long after the gone-lost date was passed.)

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Date Posted: 2/14/2016 6:01 PM ET
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I've heard of people who check them too but I don't.    I've been trading them for a year or two now and I haven't listened to any that were a problem.    I do have a small stockpile of ones that I have not listened to but most of those I received in a deal.   

Date Posted: 2/15/2016 12:25 PM ET
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Also, try more than one player.  I have had CDs which skip in my car's player but not on the computer or vice-versa.  Some are more sensitive than others.  But, that said, I have received many from books sales and from PBS and rarely had an issue.

Date Posted: 2/15/2016 2:56 PM ET
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I usually don't get cd's but I though this one might be something I could listen to with my hubby in the car, he's not into reading but likes Billy Crystal.  I have probs reading in a car, get dizzy.

Date Posted: 2/15/2016 4:39 PM ET
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 This year I ordered about six audiobooks in one day. I thought what am I doing how my going to check on these in time! I didn't check them I just mark them received.  Then I ordered about six more. I really had a good run. There were a few skips but not many And minor skips are allowed and Postable.   I did find out when I started listening to them I go through them very fast. I can finish a 6 disc audiobook in two or three days and a 12 disc or more set in maybe five or six days.