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Subject: What does 12 copy dump mean?
Date Posted: 11/13/2010 2:17 PM ET
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I see this in the title of a book, and don't know what that means?

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 2:36 PM ET
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I think this is for book stores to order a small display of a book. (Those cardboard free standing displays you see in stores, containing, in this case, 12 copies.)  Apparently  they are assigned a unique ISBN, which would not really be relevant for paperbackswap purposes. 

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 4:37 PM ET
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No idea Carol, what's the rest of the entry?  Maybe we can tell more by context.

Never heard of display books being assigned a unique ISBN, not sure that theory is accurate.

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 5:13 PM ET
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Yes, it's a floor display of a group of a single title of books. Amazon has those listed on their site and because Goodreads pulls from Amazon's listings (like paperbackswap), they have to go in and note that those particular ISBNs are a floor displays, not individual books.

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 7:09 PM ET
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I've seen it often...on people's wishlists! :-) It is unlikely that a floor display is going to be offered here - for a credit. I have also seen them on Amazon when browsing and have noted they have their own ISBN..  

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 10:57 PM ET
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Oh, for the freestanding display thingy itself?  And no they shouldn't be in the system, as non-book items cannot be swapped for credits.  I suppose they should be reported in the red sticky 'suspicious items' threads (or maybe data correction team) so as to be deleted from the database?

ETA - Therefore Carol, I'd say that's not a book and probably not an ISBN you want to wishlist  enlightened



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Date Posted: 11/14/2010 5:12 AM ET
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When ISBN items are deleted from the system, they magically reappear the next time the database updates itself.  So as long as there are no copies (of the floor display!) actually posted here, about the only thing to be done is to tag them as invalid items.

Date Posted: 11/14/2010 12:34 PM ET
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One of the data peeps got cranky with me for tagging bad ISBN's.  Said they would clutter up the site and confuse other members, and asked me to remove them.

Date Posted: 11/15/2010 3:24 PM ET
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This is what I saw in the Wishlist:

Star Trek Memories-12 Copy Dump
Author: William Shatner, Chris Kres
ISBN-13: 9780060177577 - ISBN-10: 0060177578
 
I posted the same HC book (I thought) as ISBN 9780060177348. It didn't pop up as wishlisted. Therefore I assumed the person posting this wanted the full 12 copies--but I guess not. Weird.
 
Can I do anything to get it recognized--and ordered?
 
 
Date Posted: 11/15/2010 3:57 PM ET
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Hhhm...that is why I enjoy this forum. I learn new things all the time!
Date Posted: 11/15/2010 5:40 PM ET
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Carol, your posted ISBN is for the display thingy (not the books).  From Amazon, here's product dimensions:

  • Product Dimensions: 33.5 x 11.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds

This is not the ISBN for the actual book, only the freestanding display.

Date Posted: 11/15/2010 10:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/17/2010 10:56 AM ET
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There is not a single reference in the Paperback Swap description to a stand. And actually not in the Amazon, either, although it does describe it as Denise L. points out.

Where do they get these descriptions? (And I agree--who ever heard of a STAND having an ISBN!!!!!!!!)

I have emailed Amazon to ask why they use that terminology. This is too weird to let go of.

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 11:13 AM ET
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Just to clarify - these are not just stands. They're a package of multiple copies of a book (in the OP's case 12 copies) with their own display stand. I'm not sure they should really even be in Amazon's catalog because these are sold directly to book stores. Not sure why a customer would want to order one.