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Subject: Book with printer's defect postable?
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 10:35 AM ET
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I picked up a book at Borders over the weekend that has a publisher's defect - or at least a printing defect  - there is a large ink blot all along the right page edges of the book for about 50 pages. It does NOT cover the text at all, but it is very visible. I bought the book knowing it had this marking, as a matter of fact I checked out all 5 copies the store had and they ALL had the mark, which is how I know it occurred during printing.

Since this is a defect that is apparently on all copies of this book, from this print run at least, and it doesn't affect the text, is it postable? Not to mention, if someone was to go out and buy the book NEW, this is the condition they would get it in, just like I did...



Last Edited on: 9/4/07 11:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 10:38 AM ET
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I can't see why it wouldn't be postable. It's not a "stain" in the usual sense. I would probably PM the requester so they are aware of it and not think it is, however.

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 1:31 PM ET
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Bren you can return the book to Borders and they will give you a new non-defective copy.

Kim

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 7:19 PM ET
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On teh subject of publishers defects. . .My daughters copy of the Dr. Seuss ABC Book also had a publishers defect.  The cover of the book is upside down!  You have to flip the book over to read it. 

Granted we still read this book a lot.  But I was wondering if this was postable.

 

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 7:26 PM ET
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Kim, every copy in the store (there were 5 or 6) had the same defect. It was so visible I noticed it the minute I picked the book up, so I flipped through all of them - sure enough, they all had it. So I'm pretty sure probably the entire print run has it. It's a publisher that is known for its poor copy editing, so I'm not all that surprised.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 8:50 AM ET
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Bren, I had a defective item (perpetual calendar with quotes) that I didn't realize had a defect until halfway through the year. So I emailed the publisher and they sent me a new one free of charge. You can try that route too.

Kim

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Date Posted: 9/5/2007 10:02 AM ET
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I have a book with the cover upside down, too, like Nancy S. (I got in the mail from PBS).  I wonder if it's worth something, sort of like coins that are "defective".