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Subject: that was WEIRD!!
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 2:06 PM ET
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I was checking in a book I had received, The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman, and when I clicked "Was the Book Received?", I got a page that had a book by Michael Crichton ("Prey"?) on it.  I didn't want to check in that book, since I had never ordered it, so I clicked the back arrow and clicked "Was the Book Received?" again.  This time the correct book came up.  Has anyone else had something like this happen to them?  And does anyone know what that was about?!!

Last Edited on: 10/15/07 2:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 2:11 PM ET
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Yes, the exact same thing happened to me!  I couldn't figure out what the heck happened lol.  It was a Michael Crichton book in my case as well.  Strange indeedy.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:30 PM ET
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It got me too!  I just backed out and when I tried again it worked right.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:33 PM ET
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Got me, too. Same book as yours, Linda.
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 4:30 PM ET
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Me, me!!  It was the same book also!  Strange!

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 4:50 PM ET
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cue twilight zone music

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 9:27 PM ET
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I got NEXT coming up when I just relogged in.I think its just s weird glitch........or a conspiracy to read more Michael Crichton books?

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 9:45 PM ET
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That happened to me yesterday when I was putting a book on my TBR pile, I put in the ISBN and a Michael Crichton book came up doing that, I entered the ISBN again and it came up with the correct book.

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 12:08 AM ET
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its  a Crichton conspiracy.I just think its funny.

Date Posted: 10/26/2007 5:14 PM ET
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It happened AGAIN!!  Checking in a book I had received, after clicking on "Was the Book Received?", I got a page that had "Next"by Michael Crichton on it.

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 9:14 AM ET
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I sent feedback about this, and here is the reply I got:

Dear Linda,

This book seems to come up these days when the server is unsure which book  information to provide.  It's kind of the server saying "um". Refreshing always makes it go away and it does not affect anything in an account. Have a great day!

The PaperBackSwap Team

I didn't know that computers could say "um"!

Last Edited on: 10/27/07 9:15 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/27/2007 9:39 AM ET
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Yup - I've had that happen to me on at least 2 occasions now.

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 3:47 PM ET
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It just happened to me, too, about 15 minutes ago. Trick or treat, anyone?


Date Posted: 10/27/2007 8:26 PM ET
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I was printing postage today and the book came up as Next by Michael Crichton.

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 12:40 AM ET
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Happened to me too, same books!!  Sooooooooooo strange!  My computer says "um" all the time lately and I'm about to throw it out and get a new one!  **I wish**

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 7:33 PM ET
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Julie I was humming the twilight zone tune before I even saw your reply.....sppooooooky...doo doo doo doo doo doo doo