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Subject: I just started ordering Audio CDs and I was wondering...
Date Posted: 2/27/2015 3:35 PM ET
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is there anything I should be looking for except that the number of CDs are correct and that the disks sent are the right title, before I mark the disks as 'received in good condition"?  Thanks. Pat

Date Posted: 2/27/2015 4:36 PM ET
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Pat, Besides counting the amount of disks there should be,  I would look for scratches and try to listen quickly to each one to make sure the audio is clear.  I don't listen to audio books, but I do get complaints about them with disks being missing and or scratches making audio hard to understand.  These complaints are usually from members who have had the books on TBR a long time before getting to read/hear them!

Date Posted: 2/27/2015 4:56 PM ET
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Also, if you have a player other than your computer or car, try playing (the worst looking one) in that.  Computer CD players are very forgiving, and the ones in cars, as well. I found with swapping music CDs that there were quite a lot of complaints about CDs skipping when played in a stereo system, but were ok played on the computer.  It may not matter to you, but may make a difference for re-posting.   Then again, maybe they'll all be like brand new!

Date Posted: 2/27/2015 5:07 PM ET
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Thanks.  You guys also answered another question I had - about playing the CDs on my computer.  Guess I can do that.  Pat

Date Posted: 2/27/2015 6:00 PM ET
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Don't forget to check the ISBN too, of course.  Since you didn't mention it, it had to be said.  I order and send a lot of audio books on CD and have rarely encountered a problem.  You can also play them in your DVD player.

Date Posted: 2/27/2015 9:12 PM ET
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I have found that 9 times out of 10 if I get a audio book that skips even if I put it in my computer (cause Anna is right my computer is way more forgiving than my cd player), and it still skips instead of wasting money to get a repair kit I just put it in media player and hit rip.  I then have no problem with playing the audio that was created during the rip.  Media player is awesome!  I say 9 out of ten because there are those rare ones that give me a error, and say it can't read the cd.  I take all of my shippers to my local radio shack and they run them through some machine charge me a buck and they are good as new.  I don't know if this is something only mine offers of if all do so but you can still purchase a repair kit if not.  I only do the ripping though when I need to move through the book "like NOW," because sometimes you just can't wait to find out what happened next!

ETA: I don't post many audio through here, but if I do have them repaired are they still unpostable?  I have never worried about it because I purchase most of mine from a local animal shelter thrift shop and I donate them back when I'm done with them.  Now I'm curious though!



Last Edited on: 2/27/15 9:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/28/2015 5:55 PM ET
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As long as your CDs play as they should after the 'fix', I cannot see any reason that they wouldn't be postable.  Especially if they play well on a CD or DVD player...   I don't see that as any different than removing a sticker or erasing a pencil mark.

Date Posted: 2/28/2015 5:55 PM ET
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Duplicate post -- I can only presume that the Team is still working on the site changes...



Last Edited on: 2/28/15 5:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/28/2015 8:50 PM ET
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If you have minor skipping or scratches, if you wipe the CDs down with Windex, it will clear them up about 90% of the time.  I keep a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels in my car for this purpose.

Date Posted: 3/2/2015 5:33 PM ET
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I read a tech article that said furniture polish works well on CDs with minor skips, so that's what I've been using.



Last Edited on: 3/2/15 5:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 8:07 PM ET
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Thanks. Pat