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Subject: Need to clarify whether I can post - sticker over ISBN on back cover
Date Posted: 9/6/2011 10:12 AM ET
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I apologize if this has been clearly answered elsewhere.  I didn't see explicit mention of such in the Help docs, & what I found via a quick search of the forum related to hardcovers for which ISBN was on dustjacket.

I don't want to assume or perhaps draw an errant conclusion, so thought it best to err on the side of caution & inquire.  I just need to clarify whether I can post a paperback for which a sticker was placed (by Amazon, in this case) over the ISBN on the back cover (?)  -  I'm not certain.  The ISBN found on the interior copyright page is intact, & accurately correlates with the book.

Thanks in advance for any & all assistance (& my apologies if this was readily clarified elsewhere & I missed it)...

Date Posted: 9/6/2011 10:14 AM ET
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Yes, those types of stickers are perfectly OK. Th eonly exception might be is someone had a RC against books with stickers.

Date Posted: 9/6/2011 12:42 PM ET
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Great - thanks so much for the info.

Date Posted: 9/6/2011 7:18 PM ET
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I picked up several books off the FOL cart the other day with Borders stickers over the ISBN and I just peeled them off.  I guess it depends on the sticker of course.  You don't want to tear the cover.

Date Posted: 9/7/2011 9:41 AM ET
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I had one with a sticker once.  When I peeled off the sticker, the ISBN printed on the book was incorrect and pulled up a completely different book. 

Date Posted: 9/13/2011 12:19 PM ET
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Many of the books I pick up at Goodwill or thrift stores have multiple stickers that have been added at each stop along their way to this destination.  Some are over the ISBN; others are randomly placed on the book.  Personally I hate the look and so I remove every sticker, price tag, etc. with Goo Gone.  To me, a clean cover makes the book much more presentable and less 'used' looking.

I know others have recommended different products - I think one was called 'UnStick' or something of that nature, that they purchased at a scrapbooking store.

I would never pass up purchasing a book to post because of a sticker - 99.9% of the time I can remove it and pass the book along.   

Date Posted: 9/13/2011 9:29 PM ET
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As others have said, perfectly acceptable.