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Topic: have you ever got a request for a book that is not on your bookshelf

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Subject: have you ever got a request for a book that is not on your bookshelf
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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a few weeks ago I got  request for a book that wasn't on my bookshelf (I never had nor owned a copy of that book)

how did that happen?


Last Edited on: 10/7/07 11:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 12:12 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I've heard of that happening a time or two.  I think the system hiccups from time to time and some folks are caught in the vortex.  I wouldn't worry about it.  If it happens again, you may want to give R&R a heads up so they can look for a problem.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 1:45 AM ET
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double check the ISBN -- the system can hiccup, but I've never seen it do that. More than likely you posted an ISBN that had a title attached to it that was different than what was on the book (publishers sometimes assign one ISBN to more than one book).

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 1:57 AM ET
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I agree with Teleah its fairly common for two books to have the same ISBNs and if your not careful when posting you can list the wrong book. I once had to, very apologetically, cancel a request because the wrong book was listed and it was on auto request on someones wish list.