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Subject: 1st bad experience
Date Posted: 12/6/2007 11:08 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Wow,

What a experience!! Just had a bad one. In November I ordered a hands on history book, "Immigration"  by Michael Gravois. I was so excited to get it. I quickly looked it over, cover look good, flipped quickly thru the book, no markings, thinking 'this is great" So I log onto PBS, said book came, all is well.

Well, two weeks later I pick up the book  "Immigration"  sat down with it , deciding I can use this in my upcoming studies. I find out the first 30 pages are of  a totally different book by Michael Gavois "American Revolution" and the last 9 pages are back to the "Immigration" book., which should have had 48 pages.  Both books are not useable, their is no templetes for either book.  It is a totally waste.

I emailed the sender requesting my credit back, I told her "it would be the right thing to do" We shall if I get a response.

nubbin

Date Posted: 12/6/2007 11:46 PM ET
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what??? two books were pieced together???

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 8:06 AM ET
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Yes, never seen anything like it before

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2005
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pages get published upside down, out of order, missing, duplicated pages, you name it.  This is the publisher's fault.  Not the poster's fault.  I'd be willing to guess that she posted it in good faith, having never read it and is just as shocked at the condition of the book as you are.  Is there a way you can contact the publisher and ask for the right book?

Rebecca W.

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 3:13 PM ET
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I see it's a Scholastic book.   You can e-mail them and see what they say.

http://scholastic.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/scholastic.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

Rebecca W.

Date Posted: 12/8/2007 12:39 PM ET
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Just to let you all know an update. The sender did respond to my pm. She said she had the book for several years and had never used it.  She was willing to give me my credit back.  :)   About contacting the pub. I wouldn't feel right since I didn't purchase the book.  I just brought several books from scholastic $1 sale they have going on, you can be sure that I'm checking them out as soon as I get the shipment.

Nubbin

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
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This topic just reminded me of something--

I just wanted to add a quick note to say you have to watch carefully for Scholastic imprints on books that were originally published by another publisher. I sell Usborne books (which you all know are used a lot for homeschool) and it's very strange to see some Scholastic-published "Usborne" books up next to an orignal Usborne of the same title. Not only is the paper quality significantly lower quality and some of the artwork cut off or not as nice -- there are often pages or sections completely missing. They print it cheaper and so sometimes they cut things out.

That said, I do own quite a few Scholastic-published Usborne books, from what I've come across at garage sales mostly, but it's  something to be aware of if you are using the book as part of your curricula. If you find an Usborne book you're needing for homeschool on here, and it's one you want to be sure matches with your curriculum, check the publisher line to make sure it says Usborne or EDC! (Educational Development Corp) otherwise you may miss some material.

Public service announcement for the day. :-)

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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Thanks for the heads-up.  I'd of never thought of that one.  Weird.