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Subject: ? about a RC that I just received...
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:29 AM ET
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Hi. I just received the following RC on 2 books on my shelf. One definitely meets and exceeds the RC conditions. The other I am unsure about. The top corner of the back cover of the book has a small tear ( 1/4 in.) where it looks as if the corner got crumpled at some point (has been taped to reduce further tearing I suppose). The last 8 pages of the book (mostly blank, some with info on author's upcoming books) reflect this crumpled tear (only less than 1/4). IMO, more crumpled than tear at this point. There is no damage to the text pages of the book what-so-ever. So, do you think this book meets this RC or not? Would like some other opinions on this before I accept or decline. Thanks in advance.


Please, I request books that have no loose pages, stains of any kind (including water)  marks or odors (smoking) and in good to very good condition.  (Hardbacks from Karen Kingsbury  must have dustjackets) Sorry to be so picky but I've received three books recently that I would be ashamed to mail to anyone.... ......Thanks so very very much. for your understanding......

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:52 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:56 AM ET
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I'd decline the request for the book that has wrinkled pages.

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 12:04 PM ET
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I would decline the "good, to very good" because it's too subjective. 

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 12:15 PM ET
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I'd probably decline on that one too.

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 1:17 PM ET
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Thanks. I politely declined the request for this book, but accepted for the other one. I agree that what I may consider good or better may not be what she considers the same. Too subjective.


Date Posted: 6/11/2009 5:16 PM ET
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The second book is unpostable as the guidelines clearly state:


No torn or chewed/gnawed pages


Date Posted: 6/11/2009 6:23 PM ET
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I would have declined because of the 'good' to 'very good' condition.  My books meet PBS guidelines which would put them in at least the good condition and most are very good, but my idea of 'good to very good' might be completely different from someone else's.  Pat

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 6:42 PM ET
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I would also decline because of the speculative terms "good to very good condition."


Date Posted: 6/11/2009 10:57 PM ET
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There is as Bernhard mentioned the condition of "no torn pages".  It doesn't say "no torn text pages".  I would have definitely turned that one down.