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Subject: Brown Pages?
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 4:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2008
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I just got a book... one I've been wanting for a long time. It is very old. The pages aren't yellow as the club states: "Older books may have some page yellowing or spine-creasing or dogeared pages; these are all OKAY." but they are brown. Otherwise is in good condition and no smell to it.

Question is, is this a RWAP? I don't think I would have put this up for a request, or I would have PM'd the person before posting it to them.

I couldn't find anything specific about brown pages, so I thought I'd ask here.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 4:36 PM ET
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Brown pages are the same as yellowing, caused by the age of the paper in the book.  Books with tanned pages should not be marked with a RWAP (should not be marked as Received With A Problem) if this is the only issue with the book.

Last Edited on: 7/20/09 4:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 4:38 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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It's just something that happens to paper with a high acid content with age.  There's nothing specific about it in the Help Documents, but it's okay unless it falls under being overly worn.  In other words, it's a judgement call.  I would hesitate to repost, but I wouldn't mark it RWAP.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 4:39 PM ET
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I figured, but I just wanted to make sure. I had just decided I wouldn't mark it RWAP if it was a problem, since it is in otherwise good condition (before I read your response...). I was just wondering if I should shoot a PM to the person. I won't and now it is clear. Thanks!
Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 4:47 PM ET
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I just received a book that was printed in 1979.  It's a one owner book and actually in terrific shape for it's age.  I won't hesitate to repost it despite it's "yellow" actually more of a tan color page.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 7:12 PM ET
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Thanks for all the feedback. Now I feel like I just was too cautious. I gotta stop reading the upset posts. ;) (oh, and I wanted to edit that I am not talking about anyone or anything in particular... just when you keep reading how upset people get with a book, I just feel more cautious as to what I post is all...)

Last Edited on: 7/20/09 7:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/21/2009 2:54 AM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2008
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I have several books that had the yellowing and browning, that I am afraid to post.  Technically, they are postable, but I put them in my unpostables, because I did get a complaint, no RWAP, because she PM'ed me, and I refunded the credits.  Now I am afraid to post any books with yellowing or browning.