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Subject: ISBN help
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 8:33 AM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2007
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I've noticed lately when I put in some ISBN numbers and yes I check them very carefully, a completely different book shows up than the one I am holding/entering. Is anyone else having this problem?  It is quite frustrating to those choosing books I don't have, and to me looking for books.

I noticed this especially with some Billy Graham books.  I do check the book cover with what I am holding and catch many this way, but last week another book slipped through. I quite often enter 15 or so books at a time, I love using multiple enteries and do try to match everything.

Please tell me I am not the only one this is happening to. giggle!    Hugs Pat

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2008
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Sadly the publishers get cheap & reuse the ISBN's. You might have to post them without an ISBN.

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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I just had that happen--the ISBN on my book came up as a completely different book, so I posted it without an ISBN.

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:08 PM ET
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thanks to both of you, that is what I'll also do from now on.  Live and learn.   Hugs to both of you   Pat