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Subject: Does this book look chewed? (Pics inside)
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:05 PM ET
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I got this today:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/ilovedale3/002.jpg

 

Would you mark this as received with a problem?  Do you consider this against PBS guidelines?  I want others' opinions before I do anything.

 



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Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:20 PM ET
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I would mark that RWP. Yes, definately looks chewed.

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:31 PM ET
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Gnawed, it's definitely gnawed!  ;)


No torn or chewed/gnawed pages

  • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books


Last Edited on: 6/9/08 9:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 10:19 PM ET
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Was there any damage to the wrapping in that corner? Might be smashed if that were the case, If there was no wrapper damage I'd RWP- damaged by sender. Even if they say it wasn't chewed/gnawed by a person or animal it has been "chewed" up somehow and is not postable.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 10:22 PM ET
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I was thinking the same thing Melanie I have books that look like they were chewed when in reality they were caught up in machinery.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 10:22 PM ET
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sorry



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Date Posted: 6/9/2008 10:22 PM ET
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backs away sheepishly



Last Edited on: 6/9/08 11:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/10/2008 11:34 AM ET
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No, the wrapper on the book was perfect so the damage was done before it was shipped.

And I took the book jacket off the book this morning looking for more damage... the lower right corner of the book has been chewed worse than the corner in the picture!

UGH!!!

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 12:00 PM ET
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Definately, RWP.  I'd even forward the pictures to R&R.    Geez....

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:49 PM ET
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*yuk* Definitely chewed on. The George D. Shuman's "Last Breath" isn't it ? Good book. I liked it.
Mendy -
Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:54 PM ET
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Definitely not postable!  Include the pic link in the memo to PBS section on the survey.  There is no way you could miss that.  And those dents near the green look like teeth marks to me.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 11:11 PM ET
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Chewed. Report it, plus ask for your credit back.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 11:43 PM ET
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OMG, that is definitely a RWP. I would write something like:

"Dear Sender,

Thank you for sending Book Title. I'm afraid I have to ask for my credit back as it arrived with gnawed corners that was not caused by USPS; the wrapper was intact when it arrived. Here is the link to the photo I took of the book. I'm sure you'll agree that this is an unpostable book per PBS rules (include link to the appropriate page). If you would like me to send the book back to you, I'll be happy to do so if you'll buddy me a credit to cover postage in addition to the credit refund.

Thank you,

Lorrie"

Don't delete any PMs you get from the sender in case he/she puts up a fuss.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 4:06 AM ET
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Gross!  Yes - not postable.  Please mark it RWP.

I wouldn't mention returning the book.  You are under no obligation to do so and if you do mention it, the person is likely to send it to another unsuspecting member.

 

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:21 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 3:37 PM ET
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So now I'm curious - what came of this?

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 11:05 PM ET
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Chewed - I'd even say dog or cat, since you can see sharp tooth marks further in than the worst of the damage.