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Subject: Book w/minor problem--Thanks for the advice:)
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 6:08 PM ET
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I could use some advice about a book I recently received.  It's in good condition except it has a yellowish stain on the last 40 or so pages. I'm thinking it's probably from some kind of liquid damage.  I'll describe it  a little bit and please let me know if it could also be from something else. The stain starts out small along the page margin and gets steadily larger. The pages are wavy just where the stain is. The book was published 2 years ago, has a slight amount of page tanning and is in good condition except for this yellowish stain. Does this sound like water/liquid damage and should I be contacting the sender about it?? It's not a big issue for me; I can still read and enjoy the book--just a bummer I can't re-post. 

Any advice would be appreciated:)

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Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:01 PM ET
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I would RWAP.  Liquid damage makes a book unpostable.  It is up to you whether you ask for your credit back.  I would ask for mine back.  By RWAPing, this member is on notice about sending out books that do not meet PBS requirements. 

Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:03 PM ET
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Yes it does sound like liquid damage and you should RWAP it.

Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:16 PM ET
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If it looks like liquid damage, then it most likely is. Since both liquid damage and stains make a book unpostable, I'd do a RWAP.

Date Posted: 3/13/2012 11:52 PM ET
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I agree with comments posted.  Both liquid damage and stains are unpostable per PBS swappability guidelines, the book should not have been listed FIFO.  Feel free to RWAP.

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Date Posted: 3/14/2012 12:01 AM ET
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Yup, sounds like liquid damage to me, too.

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 2:54 AM ET
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If there's a stiffness or different texture to the part that seems stained, that's a sure sign of liquid damage.

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 3:51 AM ET
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Thanks Everyone:) This is the first book I received with water/liquid damage so I really appreciate all the info and advice. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 8:14 AM ET
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Subject: Stains
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 2:20 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2012
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I've noticed that food stains/oily stains rarely cause actual damage to the pages. They just make them look

dirty/stained/splotched. Waviness is always caused by liquid damage, and can even be caused by humidity;

leaving a book outside or in the bathroom; reading in the tub, (steam), etc.

I'm new here, (but far from new to swapping media).  The rules aren't there as a suggestion. If I have to follow them, so

should eveyone else.

Sometimes, a heads-up is needed. Even the best swappers can miss something or make a mistake.