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Subject: Question about book editions
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 2:58 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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I ordered a workbook for my son, who is in third grade. The poster posted the book and it posted as a 2001 edition.

The book she sent, was not the write cover...it was the write title and such, but the edition was a 1993 edition.

Do I have a right to get a credit back for her sending such an old edition?

I use these for homeschooling my children and feel such an old edition may not be up to date for my children's schooling needs, after thats an 18 year old book for a current 3rd grade 8yr student.

The poster said she could not choose which edition she had upon posting and didn't know there were multiple editions and not resolved my matter yet.

Just trying to get some feed back. I apperciate it. Thank you.

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 3:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Only author, title, binding and ISBN have to match. Publishing year, page count, book cover etc.., don't have to match.

The only way you could ask for your credit back is if the title of the book listed was (just an example) 1st Grade Reading 4th edition and she sent you one that was titled 1st Grade Reading 1st Edition.  Then there would be a case of hte listings not matching. 

If publishing year is important to you on some books then you should have an RC set up for that.

Last Edited on: 3/28/11 3:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 5:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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As Mary said, if the Four Musts (ISBN, title, author, format) match, then the sender has done nothing wrong in sending an older edtion. Covers do not need to match.


Date Posted: 3/28/2011 6:14 PM ET
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If the ISBN is the same for both the older and newer versions than the sender did nothing wrong.