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Topic: Can you ask if anyone wants a waitlisted book in unpostable condition?

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Subject: Can you ask if anyone wants a waitlisted book in unpostable condition?
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 6:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/4/2006
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I have a book that was damaged by UPS and now is in unpostable condition.  Can I post a message asking if someone would like it anyway and describe its condition?  It is completely readable, but somehow they managed to tear the spine and about 2" into the book .  It didn't even really damage it that much except for this rip through the pages, really weird.  Anyway, over 40 people have this book waitlisted and it is a $14.00 paperback.  Is it against the rules to see if someone wants to give a credit for this if I am upfront about the condition?

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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you cannot ask for a credit for a book that is unpostable, but you may ask for them to order something else from your shelf and you throw in the unpostable for free with the order.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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Hi Donna!

The only way you can offer it for credit is to offer it as a freebie with a book order from your shelf. There are some people that will take a book in any condition but not knowing what it is or who may want it is another problem. I'm sure if you post it in the bazaar someone will want it.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You could try offering it with a 2 book order and see what happens.  What book is it?

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 6:56 PM ET
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The book is Your MOuth Drives Me Crazy by HelenKay Dimon.  Thanks for all the advice and info everyone!

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Go to the Bazaar and offer it as a freebie when they order a book from your shelf.  People do it all the time over there!

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 9:03 PM ET
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That book is on my WL and I pm'd you.  I looked at your shelf and found a couple others that interest me.