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Subject: Is this book postable?
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 11:29 AM ET
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I read the help docs, and I'm still not sure.  I got this paperback from a used book store.  It has some ink on the cover (a blue line about 1/2 an inch long, and some dots) as well as some smudging around those lines.  Is this "soiled"?  Thanks in advance :)

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 11:40 AM ET
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Ink is not soiled. It's OK.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 11:41 AM ET
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I'm not sure if that would be qualified as a stain, though?

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 11:56 AM ET
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My very dilemma!  Even the guidelines are confusing.  It's perfectly readable and unless you store your books funny, no one would notice it on a bookshelf.

I went ahead and posted it here since there are other copies in the system that will probably go before this one while I figure it out.  I also posted it on another book swap site where it's the only copy, has 5 wishers, and I'm able to comment on the condition of my book specifically so that no one gets surprised.  It will probably go there before coming up here, rendering my dilemma moo (like a cow's opinion).

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 12:17 PM ET
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its postable.

ink lines are not stains.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 12:24 PM ET
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It sounds like a remainder mark, which is postable.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 1:12 PM ET
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A remainder mark is usually a marker line on the bottoms of pages, or through the UPC code on the back of the book.  (I worked at a used bookstore years ago.)   I would not be happy receiving a book with pen marker on the front cover, and therefore would not post it.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 1:32 PM ET
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Try using hairspray or Goo Gone to gently remove the ink. Put on a paper towel first and then gently wipe.