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Subject: Post Audio CD's here instead of at SwapACD???
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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I've seen this a few times in the past where a music/meditation CD is posted here for two credits as if it were a book, when it should be posted over at SwapACD.  At least I think it should be.  A friend of mine just received from here a subliminal CD that she paid 2 credits for.  Again, this is a 1 hour CD with only music audible.  And if you go over to swapacd and do a search, you will find that there are many subliminals there.

Am I seeing this wrong?  Should these 1 hour music cd's be posted on PBS or over at SwapACD?

Last Edited on: 8/7/09 9:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 3:45 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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I believe only audio books - tapes and CDs are to be posted.  You can report under the red sticky in this forum what you found. 


  • Paperback books
  • Hardcover books (dust jackets not required)
  • Audio books (must be originals, not burned copies)
  • Ex-library books
  • Books with accompanying media
  • Textbooks/Workbooks 
  • Foreign-language books (if in a language other than English, the language must be specified in the book description)
  • Playaways (these are considered audiobooks)

Not allowed:

  • Anything that is not a book (this includes calendars, coloring books, blank journals)
  • Anything that contains advertising
  • Advance Reader Copies* (also known as ARC s, Review Copies or Uncorrected Proofs--these are not the final versions of books)
  • CD-ROM books/e-books (books that must be read on a computer)
  • Burned copies of audio books
  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Unbound pages
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets** without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Brochures/Promotional "first chapters" of books - these are not complete books, even if they have an ISBN
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)



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Last Edited on: 8/6/09 3:47 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 3:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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They should not be posted here.  But I don't think there' s much your friend can do unless the listing said the CD was something else. People post calandars, coloring books and other things with ISBN's here that aren't supposed to be posted here.  If someone orders them though knowing this then they should really have no complaint-unless of course it was listed as something else.

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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You know, Mary, she wasn't bothered by the credit difference and the fact it should have been posted at the other club.  I was.  I should mind my business more.  She was calm and happy she'd gotten it, I was annoyed. 


Date Posted: 8/6/2009 11:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Bonnie,  I can understand your annoyance.  This kind of posting the wrong thing on the wrong site really blurs the lines and eventually causes members to get angry or to expect it.  This is a book site, not a music site.  That's a big line for me.  I love music.  I love books.  I don't want to pay $7 (cost of kiosk credits) for a used music CD.  I suppose I will be labeled as a member with a "SUTA" - but without boundaries chaos ensues.


Date Posted: 8/7/2009 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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SUTA!!!  Took me a minute, but I finally figured it out. 

Ruth, I agree, without boundaries chaos ensues!