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Subject: Book condition gripe
Date Posted: 6/4/2012 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2009
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I received a book back in December that looked to be in very good condition, new-looking, uncreased spine, fresh white pages. I glanced thru it but it looked really good. So now I finally get around to reading it and discover that it has  three to four pages towards the back of the book that have underlining. 

 

I don't suppose it is possible to go back and amend the condition statement ... is it?

Date Posted: 6/4/2012 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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Gayle,

Unfortunately there is no way to go back and change it to Received With a Problem once it has been marked received in Good Condition.  I had this happen to me and now I am a bit more meticulous inspecting my books before marking them received.

Mary

Date Posted: 6/4/2012 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2009
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Well, that's what I figured, but it doesn't hurt to ask, eh?

Thanks for the info!

Date Posted: 6/4/2012 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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My experience is similar to Mary, I learned the hard way to check books carefully before marking received.

But no, members cannot change condition received once it has been submitted.

Date Posted: 6/4/2012 3:10 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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I've learned the same lesson.  When I got books I'd marked them received and only later when I wanted to read them checked them out. Only to find out I should have marked them RWAP.  I do check them now.

Date Posted: 6/4/2012 7:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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I think we all have done this at least once.  It is a live and learn thing.

Date Posted: 6/5/2012 12:58 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Add me to the "live and learn" list.  I now quickly go through each book page by page no matter how perfect the book appears before marking it received.  I rarely find problems, but you really do never know.

Date Posted: 6/5/2012 1:36 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Not much advice Gayle, but lots of sympathy broken heart