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Subject: Imports
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 12:20 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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It seems like every time I add books to my wish list, they sit for a while, then I go investigate and find out I've added the import version, which hardly ever moves. Even being aware of this I keep doing it. Usually the title is slightly different so pushing "expand wish" doesn't help. After re-doing the search and querying amazon.com I finally find the right version, and start moving on the wish list. Such a painful process. It would be nice if the search results listed imports as imports, they are usually marked as such in amazon's database.

Date Posted: 8/29/2011 1:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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When you have an import, odds are it is not linked to other versions. Just as you can ask the Team to unlink unrelated books that are linked, I am sure that you can also ask them to link your import to the other listings of that book.

Date Posted: 8/29/2011 2:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yes, there is no labeling of the listings at PBS, as the US version, or as some other version. It is impossible to figure it out using only the info provided on PBS.

I like this site:


If you go to a book listing, and scroll down to the bottom, it will show you which ISBNs are US releases and which are UK.

Last Edited on: 8/29/11 2:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 4:26 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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That IS a good site. Thanks!