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Subject: Unique rc
Date Posted: 9/21/2011 7:42 AM ET
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Got the usual bits and blurbs with an RC this morning...but also included it said NO BOOKS WITH BARCODES.....ummm don't all books have BARCODES these days??? Feeling I have to turn this one down as of course my book has a barcode!!!
Date Posted: 9/21/2011 7:45 AM ET
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I am thinking maybe they *meant* those barcode stickers that a lot of libraries put on their books to scan for checkout...but that is not what they *said*....so I think you were right to decline. Hopefully they'll figure out soon why they aren't getting any books. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 8:15 AM ET
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I don't think that's what they were implying as there was a a whole separate blurb about no ex library books.....so weird
Date Posted: 9/21/2011 8:21 AM ET
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That is an odd one. Even a lot of pre-isbn books have barcodes. 

I would decline and in the message box say that most books have bar-codes put on by the publisher and they need to make their RC more clear.  Maybe they mean to say "no books without a barcode" so they don't get any older editions?

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 8:22 AM ET
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They might mean the sticker that some stores put over the barcode on the back over the publisher's barcode.

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 8:46 AM ET
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Those barcode stickers come off easily and leave no residue, thank goodness!

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 9:04 AM ET
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"Those barcode stickers come off easily and leave no residue, thank goodness!"

Not all of them, alas. :-(

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 10:52 AM ET
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Just when you thought you had heard it all...

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 1:48 PM ET
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Odd, I'd decline.  We've already speculated several reasons, so it's obvious the requester has not included enough information (or has a poorly worded RC) for sender to determine if her book meets their needs.

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 2:39 PM ET
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I did decline and explained most books do have BARCODES these days from scanning during purchase....so I was unsure what they meant and perhaps they could clarify the RC a bit more to help other confused pbs'ers out. No reply yet!
Date Posted: 9/21/2011 4:47 PM ET
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I am waiting for the rant post - "well off course, I didn't mean those..." Very odd. Depending on how patient I was feeling, I might have accepted and then PMed them and clarified. If they said one thing in a PM and then tried to RWAP me, TECHNICALLY I could argue thats not a barcode on the book, its the UPC label ;-P.



Last Edited on: 9/21/11 7:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/21/2011 9:50 PM ET
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UPC barcodes have been in common use since the mid-70s. So, though I'm pretty sure that's not what the requestor is talking about, he/she really needs to clarify that. Barcodes have been plastered on absolutely every single retail item possible for decades now.

Date Posted: 9/22/2011 1:18 AM ET
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I am waiting for the rant post - "well off course, I didn't mean those..."   - ROFL Melanie yes



Last Edited on: 9/22/11 1:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/22/2011 1:33 AM ET
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Tammie said: No reply yet!

When we decline an RC, it's anonymous.  Unless you included your PBS nickname in your message, the requestor has no way to contact you or know who you are.