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Post by sunderwood » 24 Jul 2019 20:12

In looking at records for sale on ebay I notice that sometimes you will see no bar code in the description. Just wondering what is the significance.

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Post by Japi Roelofs » 24 Jul 2019 20:31

It means it's an old / original record, so not a modern repress or reissue.

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Post by Bob Dillon » 24 Jul 2019 20:56

That's right you goofy Millenials and younger. Barcodes actually didn't exist once upon a time. Just as before there were scanners in every store, you used to have to wait for a checker to manually ring up each item on a cash register. :shock:

When did barcodes first appear on records ? Probably late 70's - early 80's.

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Post by tcolegrove » 24 Jul 2019 21:27

Barcodes weren't around before 1974 and then it took a while before they were readily adopted widely.

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Post by sunderwood » 24 Jul 2019 22:41

Thanks for your answers.

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Post by Peter Galbavy » 01 Aug 2019 15:03

Many of my 80s records (in the UK) don't have barcodes. They only became common here around 1986/87 from what I have seen.

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Post by bhuston » 02 Aug 2019 17:01

The earliest album I have with a barcode is 1980.

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Post by dysmike » 02 Aug 2019 20:53

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces has a UPC.. That was '79, although otherwise ... I have a lot of records from the early - mid 80s that don't have UPCs

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Post by JDJX » 04 Aug 2019 15:33

tcolegrove wrote:
24 Jul 2019 21:27
Barcodes weren't around before 1974 and then it took a while before they were readily adopted widely.
Actually a type of bar code was first used by rail roads to keep track of rolling stock as it traveled from RR to RR.
It just took a while for this technology to be applied to the retail market. :)

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Post by hossfly10 » 05 Aug 2019 04:10

JDJX wrote:
04 Aug 2019 15:33
tcolegrove wrote:
24 Jul 2019 21:27
Barcodes weren't around before 1974 and then it took a while before they were readily adopted widely.
Actually a type of bar code was first used by rail roads to keep track of rolling stock as it traveled from RR to RR.
It just took a while for this technology to be applied to the retail market. :)
That is interesting. When did the RR's first start using it? And was it a barcode read by scanner, or a handwritten code which was decoded by the person receiving the railcar?
Do you have any links to info about this? I would love to read about it.

My grandfather was a Postmaster for Southern Railways in the 40's-50's, but sadly died before I was born, so I never got to talk to him, only heard a few stories passed along from my family. The railroads hold a special nostalgic interest for me.

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Re: no bar code

Post by JDJX » 05 Aug 2019 12:22

hossfly10 wrote:
05 Aug 2019 04:10
JDJX wrote:
04 Aug 2019 15:33
tcolegrove wrote:
24 Jul 2019 21:27
Barcodes weren't around before 1974 and then it took a while before they were readily adopted widely.
Actually a type of bar code was first used by rail roads to keep track of rolling stock as it traveled from RR to RR.
It just took a while for this technology to be applied to the retail market. :)
That is interesting. When did the RR's first start using it? And was it a barcode read by scanner, or a handwritten code which was decoded by the person receiving the railcar?
Do you have any links to info about this? I would love to read about it.

My grandfather was a Postmaster for Southern Railways in the 40's-50's, but sadly died before I was born, so I never got to talk to him, only heard a few stories passed along from my family. The railroads hold a special nostalgic interest for me.
This can explain it ..:)

https://tedium.co/2017/09/05/kartrak-ra ... e-history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KarTrak

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