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mistie -
Subject: Two copies
Date Posted: 1/5/2010 7:10 PM ET
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I have two identical copies of a book I'd like to list. Is there any way to list two, or, can I only list one, and wait till it is requested/mailed before I can list the other?

Date Posted: 1/5/2010 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2008
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You can't list two that have the same ISBN. I'm not sure if there is a way around that.

ETA: Maybe you could post one to your bookshelf and then list the other in the Bazaar. Then just do a credit swap. If it's a WL book, I wouldn't worry about it. Just wait for the first to get accepted and then post the other.



Last Edited on: 1/5/10 7:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/5/2010 7:19 PM ET
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Here is what Help says:

No. We allow a member to Post only one copy of a book at a time.

  • 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 bookshelf.
  • You may post one copy at a time
  • Once you have mailed the first copy you can post another copy.
  • This rule is in place to give all members a chance at getting their copies requested.
mistie -
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 2:04 AM ET
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Courtney,

Thankyou for your helpful response.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 2:32 PM ET
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I'm in the same situation.  In a "duh" moment I ordered two of the same book, even though the system told me I'd already ordered a copy.  So I ended up with two but could only post one of them to my bookshelf.  Fortunately, it was recently requested and once it's marked received, I will post the second copy.  Lesson learned, when PBS tells you that you have already requested a book, believe them!

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 6:22 PM ET
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You're welcome! I get so much good advice on here, it's nice to be able to help out someone else. :)

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 7:49 PM ET
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This rule, at least for people like with several hundred books posted and one room designed to hold as many books on the shelves as possible (two deep in bookshelves on three sides), and 8 more bookshelves full in the rest of the house -- the rule yes --a Godsend. Keeps me from wondering if I posted it or not. Run it up the flagpole, PBS will reject the book. No way for two peopleto ask for a book I have only one of. Great rule.