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Subject: If you have a book that is wishlisted and you are unsure if it is postable
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 7:44 AM ET
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what can you do?  Should you post it, then wait to PM the person?  The book I have has a spine that is creased.  There are no pages coming out but the glue is definitely starting to separate away from the spine so eventually the spine will most likely split.  The book is very readable and otherwise looks ok.  I received it in this condition as a part of a deal (wasn't wishlisted at the time).

 

Thanks.

 

Ada



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Date Posted: 8/12/2008 7:46 AM ET
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If you think it is unpostable you can offer it up in the book bazaar. You can't ask for a credit but you can work out a trade.

What book is it? Is it on my wl? *wink wink*

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 7:55 AM ET
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To add, there is only one person wishing for it.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 7:58 AM ET
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I would be leery of listing it. You don't want the receiver marking it RWAP even if you give them a heads up.

What book?

Try the bazaar.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 8:14 AM ET
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Thanks Tracy.  It is Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 10:14 AM ET
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I would offer it as freebie with an order and just put it in my signature.  It sounds unpostable.  Although they make books so cheaply now it's a wonder any are still postable after the first reading.  The spines crack so easily.  It's partly why I also joined another book club that allows description-just for my unpostable but still good books.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 10:45 AM ET
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Ada, is it important to you to get a credit (freebie with order), or are you wanting to do an RAOK? If the latter, I see no harm in posting the book, PM'ing the person who has the book WL'd and offering it to him/her for free, then canceling the order. Then at least you've offered the book to the one person who wants it. The person will still have it on the WL, and knows that you have the book available. (Be sure to offer a deadline for response, else you might be left hanging.)

But if you want to offer it freebie-with-order, your best bet is the Bazaar.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 11:19 AM ET
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Thanks to all for your responses.  I just don't feel right posting it without letting the person now.  I was somewhat disappointed when I got it, but didn't complain as it was part of a deal.  I think I will offer it the WL'er because I know they want it.

 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 2:47 PM ET
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I would not post it because it definitely sounds unpostable to me.

However, You can offer the book as a freebie for ordering a book from your bookshelf.

Or you can offer it for free (no credits) in the damaged book thread in the Book Bazaar.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 3:50 PM ET
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Ada--

If there is separation in the binding, the book isn't postable.  Spine creases are fine, but separation is not.  A book being WLed doesn't make it exempt from meeting PBS guidelines, and many members would be disappointed to get a book they couldn't repost or add to their keeper shelf, particularly if they've been waiting on the WL a while.

As others have stated, if it is unpostable, there are other options in the Book Bazaar or in the games area, where I believe they currently have an unpostable "virtual box" in play. :-)

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 5:43 PM ET
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Yes there is definite separation from the binding.  Is that what they call cleaving??  Anyway, I posted a note on the Bazaar hoping the person who had it wishlisted would see it. 

Thanks again to all.