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Subject: Posting an Unrecognized ISBN
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 2:53 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2009
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I have some books I'd like to post, and they have ISBNs, but I can't post them. What should I do? Post without an ISBN?

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:01 PM ET
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when you put in the ISBN does the box turn green?  that means it is a good ISBN and you might just have to set it up (using the ISBN) and enter the details.  This is better than setting it up as if there is no ISBN

sometimes if you put it in and the PBS doesn't recognize it, then it will add it to the database and you won't have to add all the details.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:02 PM ET
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The box turns green, but when I "submit" PBS returns me to the posting page as if nothing happened, and the books do not appear on my shelf. :-/

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Are they going on WL hold?  If they're WL books they'll only go on your shelf if they are on autorequest.  THen go on your shelf but only you can see them and they have a grey ! saying they're on 1hrs buyers remorse. If they are on WL hold then they show up in the Wish Lists Hold tab on you main account page.

Or is it that 's it not giving you the final posting page where you have to agree to the posting guidelines?  Not sure what to do about that. You could try putting the ISBN into the search section then posting the book from the book description page.



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Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Or is it that 's it not giving you the final posting page where you have to agree to the posting guidelines?  Not sure what to do about that.

Exactly. It's as if my attempt to post the books was ignored. :-/

I'll try a few more things, and if any work I'll let you know!

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:23 PM ET
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You could try putting the ISBN into the search section then posting the book from the book description page.

Thanks, this worked for one of the books!

And when I retried posting the other for like the fifth time, it's now allowing me to add details. Maybe there was some glitch? :-)

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:01 PM ET
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the site has been having some problems. I think.  Yesterday it wouldn't let me tag anything.  Earlier today it lets me type a post but then it shows up blank.  My avi and signature are there but my posts were blank.  Then it wouldn't let me edit them. 

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:41 PM ET
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Thanks, Mary!

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 5:58 PM ET
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Cat--

Depending on what browser you're using, you might try a different one (I normally use a Mozilla-type browser, but when things get wonky I turn to IE) and/or clear your cache to see if that helps.  Drop me a PM if that doesn't make sense. :-)

Or, as Mary wisely noted, sometimes waiting for the phase of the moon to change or something will make it all work again too :-)

Cheers,

Catt