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Subject: 2 inch Sharpie line on edges of pages -- ok to post?
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2009
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Hi, I am new to this site and have a book to post. I did read that pages shouldn't have any writing on them, but this is on the edges of the pages, as in when the book is closed. I haven't had any transactions, so before accepting to send the book, would I have time to tell the receiver about this or should I just not post it?

Thanks for any assistance :).

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:41 PM ET
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it is postable. No need to PM.

It sounds like a remainder mark, which are fine.



Last Edited on: 10/12/09 2:41 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:41 PM ET
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This page says remainder marks and names on edges are ok, if they don't bleed in enough to obscure text. So I'd say yes.Frankly, I thought all edge marks were OK, not just remainder marks and names.



Last Edited on: 10/12/09 2:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:41 PM ET
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That mark is called a remainder mark, and I believe it is postable.


ETA:  Wow, you guys are fast!  I thought I was the first post.



Last Edited on: 10/12/09 3:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:46 PM ET
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I thought all edge marks were OK,

Edge marks that are dirt or stains are generally NOT OK, although you can use fine sandpaper to get them off. (I've tried it, works great as long as the marks don't go into the pages and are just on the edge.)

Scuffing and edge wear from a shelf is generally OK, too.



Last Edited on: 10/12/09 2:47 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:48 PM ET
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Thanks for the help! I would hate for the book to go to waste over a little line :).