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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book from Marketplace Resellers, 15 Oct 2011
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The book is excellent (probably), but I'm having trouble getting a copy of the third edition to see it.

This is partly the responsibility of Amazon but also the responsibility of the marketplace resellers.

Twice, I have tried to buy this book through different marketplace resellers in the last couple of weeks.

Both times, when I ordered the third edition of the book, the reseller sent me a first edition.

I'm getting quite a pile of first edition books now. A first edition is virtually worthless.

To the marketplace resellers. Do your due diligence and attach your product to the Amazon product pages for the correct edition. Don't be lazy and search by book title. Search by ISBN. The fact that the book cover picture is different to the one in your hand should tell you that it isn't a correct match. Go back and check your products thoroughly right now and make sure they are the right edition.

To Amazon. Get your act together and police this more thoroughly. Change the UI of the reseller data entry page to force a mandatory entry of ISBN or SKU codes so it finds and attaches to the correct product. Its just as bad for DVDs too.

To the public at large. Forget buying this item from a marketplace reseller. They are probably all selling first editions and are not well enough informed. Maybe some resellers are just lazy, or stupid or just purposefully telling lies about their product to fool you into buying out of date editions. Buy the Amazon copy, in the end it will be cheaper than buying all the reseller copies that you have to in order to get the book you want.

What a sheer waste of time and money!!!!!
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