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Subject: ISBNs with a Line marked through them
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 3:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
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I am brand new today and started posting some of my books.  I found a book in my collection that had a marker line through the ISBN Barcode - both on the back cover and the inside cover - so it was on purpose.  Is this some indication that this is an "illegal book" like one missing the cover?  Or is it ok to post?

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 3:48 PM ET
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I don't see any reason you shouldn't post this.  It's probably been marked out by a retailer at some point so that their scanner couldn't read it and charge full price.

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Date Posted: 8/9/2007 4:30 PM ET
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Probably a bargain book.  I've got one of two of them as well and I believe they're fine to post.  Good luck and welcome!

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 4:49 PM ET
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Jill, make sure the ISBN# matches the name of the book and the author when you post it.


Date Posted: 8/9/2007 8:01 PM ET
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If the ISBN is unreadable, you can also find it on the page with the publisher and copyright information.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 8:05 PM ET
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I think that's how they usually mark bargain books.