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Subject: Book With Stickers
Date Posted: 11/7/2008 10:39 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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Hi,

I received a book a few months ago (101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12) and my child has read and enjoyed it. I was getting ready to repost it, it is wishlisted, and just realized that it should have contained a page of stickers. The stickers are not intrinsic to reading the book, we obviously did not miss them. They are to help you mark and rate where you want to go and where you've been according to the back cover. There are no stickers on any pages of the book. I looked in the help docs but it did not specifically address this type of situation.

Is it postable or should I offer it free with an order from my shelf? The book is in great condition otherwise.  

Thanks.

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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I think the posting guideline that is relevant to this is this one:

Supplementary/Accompanying Materials:

  • Books that require supplementary Media materials MAY be Posted

    • supplementary Media materials include CD(s)/CD-ROMs/DVD(s)/VHS tape(s)
    • if the book originally included supplementary Media materials, the supplementary materials must accompany the book for the book to be postable.
  • Books that require non-Media supplementary materials MAY NOT be posted

    • an example would be a book that requires a decoder or craft materials
    • these items cannot be sent MediaMail
  • Books that originally had accompanying non-Media materials that are not required to read the book (ie, jewelry) MAY be posted.
    • The extra material does not have to be included, and if it is included, the book must not be sent using Media mail rate

Based on what you said - about the stickers being nonintrinsic to the book - I would say you are okay to post it.

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 9:38 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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Thank you for your response. I must not have read all the way through that section.

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 9:02 AM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2005
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Paige-if you want to give that book away you can offer it on Book Bazaar as a freebie with any request from your shelf, and explain in the offer there are no stickers included.  Just a thought!

I made the same mistake you almost did-I posted a book about skeletons and there was a skeleton model included, but DD wanted to keep it.  I had to PM my requestor and he was a bit miffed, he wanted that model and it was even mentioned in the description.  So I'm more careful now! 

I should have posted here first like you did!  :o)

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Sounds to me like it falls under this criteria:

  • Books that originally had accompanying non-Media materials that are not required to read the book (ie, jewelry) MAY be posted.
    • The extra material does not have to be included, and if it is included, the book must not be sent using Media mail rate
  • Sianeka - ,
    Date Posted: 11/11/2008 1:51 PM ET
    Member Since: 2/8/2007
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    If you do post it, I'd highly suggest PM'g your requestor.  Of course this step isn't required, but the requestor may be counting on the stickers being in there.  I know there are certain volumes of a manga series I collect that include stickers, and if I ordered those volumes, I'd be wanting the stickers to be intact... 

    Date Posted: 11/12/2008 3:15 AM ET
    Member Since: 10/13/2008
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    I agree with Robin. It may not be required. But as a courtesy and out of respect, I would pm the person and let them know the condition first. I am surprised that the rules don't require that as a matter of fact. I think they should.

     

    I would want to be notified, therefore I would notify the requester.

    Date Posted: 11/12/2008 8:57 AM ET
    Member Since: 8/20/2006
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    Thanks for the additional input.

    Date Posted: 4/5/2009 12:31 PM ET
    Member Since: 2/12/2007
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    Yes, this is a matter of interpretation.  If you could see that the requestor might be of the opinion that the other material should be included, and you don't have it or aren't going to send it, you should send a PM out of self-protection if nothing else.  You don't want to get into a fight over whether it meets guidelines or not.