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Subject: Ever had this happen?
Date Posted: 2/22/2015 8:15 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2008
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I got a request for Huckleberry Finn... and I've never listed it!!!  I checked my copy of Tom Sawyer that is in my trade pile and it had the same ISBN. Anyone have that happen?  Very odd! 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/22/2015 10:00 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Yes, sometimes publishers reuse ISBNs, especially for classics like these. This is why the system asks you to check whether the author, title, ISBN and book type all match.

I'm glad you were able to figure out which book caused the confusion. Usually when this happens the member is convinced that the system is broken because it sent her a request for a book she never had on her shelf, but I think what happened to you is the real explanation for these cases.

You can still post your copy of "Tom Sawyer" by using the Post a Book Without an ISBN feature.

Date Posted: 2/22/2015 7:01 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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yep, that same complaint came up within recent weeks here in this forum......reuse of ISBNs or HC and pb having same ISBN.