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Subject: Is my book postable?
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/28/2007
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I was just wondering about this. I didn't see anything about it in the help area. Several books I have bought have a black permanent mark down the pages on the outside... like when the book is closed? Is it okay to post these books? I was thinking it would be because it doesn't affect the reading of the book and such. but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!!

-Jennifer

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:35 PM ET
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That is called a remainder mark (someone else would have to explain why, I never really paid attention).  Books with remainder marks are still postable.

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:35 PM ET
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Thanks Jo! :D

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 1:22 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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It has something to do with them being over run stock from the publisher or returns from bookstores. Not sure which, but it helps them keep track so that they don't allow return discounts on the same book twice.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 8:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Yep, it shows that it's a discounted book so that if someone tries to return it and get full price, they won't! All the books I get from bookcloseouts.com have that remainder mark on them and they are perfectly fine to post!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 9:34 AM ET
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Awesome! Thanks Sherry & Cheryl! :D

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 12:21 PM ET
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Those are fine. You could not post it if it was black marker on the text pages-like someone marking passages or a kid having colored it-One of my kids got a hold of one of my books w/a red crayon.  It's now a "freebie".

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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I think that's called a remainder mark--as far as I know those are fine.