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  1. joseph

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    Please read these:
     

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  2. mjbitt

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    Interesting. Thanks
     
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    If I stopped to try and read the barcodes on everything while I was shopping it would take me forever just to pick up a few items at the food store. Christ I can barely read the screen on here half the time without squinting.

    Plus, it’s not a very exciting topic.
     
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  4. Brewer

    Brewer NES Life Member NES Member

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    Very interesting! But please optimize with a more specific thread title.
     
  5. LoginName

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    So, what do you suggest we do about this?
     
  6. headednorth

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    Lip Army Veteran NES Member

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    They need to add a state code. I'd like to cut a few out of my spending.
     
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    I'll admit it--the clickbait got me.

    Too bad using the codes as mentioned in the post could actually led one to the opposite of what is said, and trick customers:

    Q: Does the EAN number indicate the country of origin of a product?

    A: No it doesn’t. The 3-digit prefix code indicates which numbering organization has allocated the bank of numbers to the company. For example, a company may have its headquarters in South Africa. The EAN organization in South Africa has the code “600,” but all the products of the company may be manufactured in England. The English-made products would still have the “600” prefix code. The prefix code is a way to have 70-plus EAN member organizations issuing numbers without having to worry about duplicate numbers.
     
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    Waiting for thread to be retitled "This is unimportant for everyone."...
     
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    Yeah, this has not been useful since the 90s.
     
  11. Greg

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    This was one of those Facebook things people keep forwarding ?
     
  12. AHM

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    Won't know for sure until I get copies from:
    1. A cousin.
    2. An in-law.
    3. A fellow rock hound.
    I'll check back in if I win the Trifecta...
     
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    You win.

    Was going to say that my FIL sends my e-mails like this. You beat me to it.

    Your prize?
    Sending your banking info to an African prince so he can give you a bazillion America dollars.
     
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    Interesting but why is it important
     
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    If you have to ask that question....

    Well you are in good company. [smile]
     
  16. headednorth

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    If it gets real traction, I'll get printed copies in a manila envelope from my aunt in AZ.
     
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    Save can tops for Jesus....
     
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    Everyone?? What if I'm in China??? Everyone is SUCH a broad classification.
     
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    Looking at a box of latex gloves that say made in Thailand and have an 036 for the first three numbers.
     
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    The sad part is it's true.

    I don't respond to spam (never sure who has a cousin in the city they can sic on you),
    but I've always wanted to feed the spammers a logged-as-stolen account number,
    in the hopes that it will send down a <bleep>storm on them when they use it.

    This world needs known-bad account numbers
    that trigger a police patrol upon use.
     

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