Weird Experience Buying Rage

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Coolallosaurus

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Hello! Has anyone had a strange experience trying to buy a used copy of Rage online? Although I probably won't have my students read the novel, I still wanted a physical copy to show/discuss in class. I ordered a copy online (The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King) and got totally different books twice. The first time was Roadside Church Signs Across America and the second (from a totally different company) was The Richest Man in Babylon. Everything turned out fine. I got refunds both times and on the third try got the right book, but was wondering if anyone else had had a similar experience or might know why The Bachman Books turns up totally different texts. It's super weird since the first two books are religious (the first, as the name implies, is about church signs and the second is how to get rich according to the Bible), author names are different, and the ISBN's are also pretty different. I'm posting more out of curiosity than anything else.
By the way, the companies that sent me the wrong books said I could keep both; so if The Richest Man in Babylon delivers on its promises to set me "on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys" I'll come back to the SKMB and share my billions with all ;)
 

GNTLGNT

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Hello! Has anyone had a strange experience trying to buy a used copy of Rage online? Although I probably won't have my students read the novel, I still wanted a physical copy to show/discuss in class. I ordered a copy online (The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King) and got totally different books twice. The first time was Roadside Church Signs Across America and the second (from a totally different company) was The Richest Man in Babylon. Everything turned out fine. I got refunds both times and on the third try got the right book, but was wondering if anyone else had had a similar experience or might know why The Bachman Books turns up totally different texts. It's super weird since the first two books are religious (the first, as the name implies, is about church signs and the second is how to get rich according to the Bible), author names are different, and the ISBN's are also pretty different. I'm posting more out of curiosity than anything else.
By the way, the companies that sent me the wrong books said I could keep both; so if The Richest Man in Babylon delivers on its promises to set me "on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys" I'll come back to the SKMB and share my billions with all ;)
...nope, that is just wonky double fold....
 

Coolallosaurus

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May 20, 2018
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I ordered a book . They sent me something different twice but not with the same title even. I got to keep both books as well. Got my money back and never did get the book I wanted.
Interesting. I wonder if it has something to do with the novel being out of print. I am glad you were able to get your money back, but sorry to hear you never got the book you wanted, thought. That is frustrating. Hopefully the books you got by mistake were a bit more entertaining than The Richest Man in Babylon .
 

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Interesting. I wonder if it has something to do with the novel being out of print. I am glad you were able to get your money back, but sorry to hear you never got the book you wanted, thought. That is frustrating. Hopefully the books you got by mistake were a bit more entertaining than The Richest Man in Babylon .
Romances.LOL