Unrelated cd’s with the same barcode?

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  1. Mbe

    Mbe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    UK
    I ordered a pre-owned cd from a major online retailer and today received a totally unrelated release of a different artist = So what?
    Nothing unusual about that, a simple mistake happens every day.

    The cd ordered was Deadly Care by Tangerine Dream, what I have actually received is an unapproved cd release of
    The Indiana Jones Trilogy performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine (wtf).

    All the retailer is aware of at this stage is that a customer has been in contact (online message) having received an incorrect item,
    they are unsure which item of two outstanding this relates to (confusion enters).

    Meanwhile I have stumbled upon what could be the cause of the mix up and this is where it gets a little odd;

    Tangerine Dream Deadly Care - U.S Silva Screen Records CD Barcode 738572101329
    Tangerine Dream - Deadly Care (Original Soundtrack Recording)

    The Indiana Jones Trilogy – Silva Screen Records CD Barcode 73857210139
    The City Of Prague Philharmonic Conducted By Nic Raine - The Indiana Jones Trilogy

    Both of the above have variants with unique specific barcodes.
    Think a phone call will be required to resolve this situation

    Has anyone experienced this before?
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
  2. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    Location:
    MPLS
    Discogs is only as accurate as the person who enters the info on their site. They do have errors on their database since it is a community based database that anyone can participate and upload info. The correct barcode for the Indiana Jones Trilogy is below:

    738572114725

    The Tangerine Dream barcode is correct for that Deadly Care CD:

    738572101329

    Hope this helps you.
     
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  3. Mbe

    Mbe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    UK
    For a moment or two, but alas...

    My scan (below) of the actual Indiana Jones cd barcode I received today which corresponds with the discog info, the info in both cases is correct for these editions.
    [​IMG]

    ...it was only a moment or two :)
     
  4. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    Location:
    MPLS
    Wow, that's sick! Same barcode for two different CDs on the same label:

    [​IMG]
     
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