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Subject: I need some advice
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:10 AM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2008
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I have a question about whether or not my book is postable. I have a car repair manual. There are no tears, pages missing, water stains, or writing on the page. However, there is  a grease mark on the outside edges of the pages (opposite of the binding) and three finger/thumb prints in grease on the inside cover and title page. The marks do not affect the words in any way. 

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:19 AM ET
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Because it's a car manual, what I would do is post it and when someone requested it, tell them of the grease stains.

But, I'm also leaning towards un-postable, too.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:29 AM ET
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Yes, I am torn.  Technically its a stain... but on a car manual.... that could be considered a "cook book" for cars if you really stretched things.  I would probably post it and PM the requestor before I sent it to make sure that was OK.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 1:36 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/11/2008 2:26 PM ET
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I'd treat this just like a textbook or cookbook. I really wouldn't expect a car repair manual to have not seen the light of day of a garage, KWIM? So I'd suggest using the same method you'd use for a textbook. It sounds like overall the book is in good condition, so I wouldn't see it as an issue. Plus, those manuals can be pricey, so I'd imagine someone would be delighted to have it!

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 3:03 PM ET
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I would expect a car repair manual to be a textbook.  I would be very surprised if car repair manuals are not used in auto repair classes as official textbooks.  Good question!

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 5:51 PM ET
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Thank you all for your advice. I was thinking the exact same thoughts. I am going to post the book and if someone requests the book I will pm them about the grease.