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Initial post: Mar 4, 2012 6:38:38 PM PST
A. Shoop says:
I'm trying to sell back the 6th edition of Management Accounting. I bought it used off Amazon, but the previous seller ripped out and cut out all ISBN info from the book. Am I still able to to sell back this book, or am I not able to without the ISBN? (I know/have the ISBN it's just not listed on the book). Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 1:54:45 PM PST
No. If the ISBN isn't present on the book, the people that check it can't confirm it matches, and so will reject it. In all honesty, you can't really sell it on the Marketplace either. A book in that condition never should have been listed and shouldn't be listed. The cover and pages aren't all completely intact, and it's defaced in a very serious way, since ALL transactions for books are done by ISBN, to determine what listing to sell under, to sell back, to buy the correct book, and so on. If the ISBN isn't present, nobody can confirm it is being sold/listed correctly.

I really don't understand why the seller would do that, unless the ISBN on the book is NOT what you believe it is, and they felt it was the only way they could pull a fast one and pass their book off as being that ISBN, since there are a lot of "alternate" releases of many textbooks. I also really don't understand why you'd accept a book in such a condition. I would have demanded my money back so that I could get a copy with an ISBN that is present. Otherwise, all you can really do is maybe sell it on Craigslist to a fellow student or something, with full disclosure about the condition.

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 1:59:18 PM PST
A. Shoop says:
Thank you for your response. These were my thoughts too. I'm very angry the previous seller did this without making any note of it on the condition of the book, etc. I've tried to post feedback to this seller, but don't see how to do it. Just for future reference, don't buy from barganshoppe. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 2:18:13 PM PST
Just so you know, for in the future, it used to be that you pretty much needed to go into your order info page to leave feedback for a seller. Now, Amazon has put a handy "Leave Seller Feedback" link on our "Your Account" pages, under the "More Order Actions" list at the top of the page. You can click that and immediately see all transactions feedback can currently be left on, and leave feedback on any of them you wish. So, it's much easier and less confusing now.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 11:33:06 PM PST
ISBN numbers are also listed in the inside of the book generally on the 1st page where it lists printing number eg 1st or 10th printing along with edition, it may be a 1st edition but a 70th printing which can happen in the case of a book like the Da Vinci Code, publishing, author credits etc...a 2nd edition may be a different form perhaps smaller than the 1st, perhaps slightly different color, perhaps the deckle edge was dropped, perhaps slight editing was done or major a glaring mistake was discovered.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 2:00:06 PM PDT
jls says:
The book may be an "international edition" -- a cheap paperback version printed overseas and (generally) not to be sold in the US. International editions have different ISBNs than the US editions and cannot be sold on Amazon. That's probably why the seller you got the book from removed all the ISBN info.

Don't list that book on Amazon. The previous seller, who indeed ripped you off, didn't get caught for listing that prohibited book. But you might not be so lucky -- don't put your selling account at risk. Try Craig's List or put a notice on a bulletin board at your school.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 12:30:28 PM PDT
D. Collinson says:
How do i discover a book's ISBN when it does not appear anywhere in the book?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 6:01:00 PM PDT
J. F. Gibson says:
hi i have book no isbn no its winston churchill book like brand new if you find out let me know

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 6:07:18 PM PDT
J. F. Gibson says:
i have a set of winston churchill books set on ww2 in like brand new by cassell first editions all but one has a isbn no mabe i can't find it any one can help me ? theres no pages missing or cover is the right one. or do some books don't have a no?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 9:24:50 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 9:25:32 PM PST
International edition books can legally be sold in the U.S. and you find them on a lot of rental and cheep textbook sites.

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 6:25:08 AM PST
My bengali science fiction novel B3456 has been recently published in Kolkata International Book Fair 2015. The book does not have any ISBN number. So, is this book eligible for selling through or I can provide the hardcopy of the book to Amazon product delivery centres.
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