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Subject: postind duplicate books
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 8:16 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2008
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I know you can do this......seen on others  book shelf, but I can't do it.......the system will not let me.  wonder why?

thanks for any help

Date Posted: 5/1/2013 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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If the book has the same ISBN then you cannot post more than one copy at a time. Youi can post different versions of the same title.

  • If you have two versions of a book (same title but different ISBNs):
    • you may post both, as some members will request different versions of the same book through Wish Lists, etc.
  • But duplicate ISBNs cannot coexist on your account Bookshelf.
  • You may post one copy at a time
  • Once you have mailed the first copy (and marked it mailed) you can post another copy.
  •  This rule is in place to give all members a chance at getting their copies requested.



Date Posted: 5/1/2013 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Actually, there is an exception to this. If you ordered two copies of one book from PBS, then you can post two copies of one ISBN. I had a book go lost; after a month I ordered another copy. The lost book arrived. As I had ordered the second copy, I marked the both copies received, as I am required to do. I had both copies of the book posted on my bookshelf at one time.
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 10:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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Actually, in a rare fluke, during last month's hiccups, the system inadvertently posted two copies of the same ISBN to my Bookshelf. I caught the mistake and deleted the 'extra' before there was a problem..

Date Posted: 5/2/2013 1:02 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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As already post Denise (nice name), that isn't allowed except under a few specific conditions.  Generally, it's a safeguard to keep members from double posting when they only have one copy.

Subject: wow !
Date Posted: 5/2/2013 8:51 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2008
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Thank you to all !!! I love paperbackswap !!!!