Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Clipped Corner

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Clipped Corner
Date Posted: 9/17/2007 1:45 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2007
Posts: 399
Back To Top

I got my first book from PBS Saturday! I already re-posted it, but I have a question. It's a paperback with a clipped corner. I know that is within the rules of PBS. If someone requests my book, do I have to PM them and tell them?

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 1:55 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
Posts: 13,347
Back To Top

If your book meets the PBS posting guidlines than you don't need to PM anyone.   

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2005
Posts: 379
Back To Top

Nope. The only time a PM is required is on textbooks, to describe writing and underlning, or cookbooks, to describe cooking stains.

from the Help Center:

  • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
  • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent
  • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent(the other is for cookbooks--see below).
  • No staining

    • Exception: Cookbooks may have some mild staining, since these are used in the kitchen and while cooking, and some minor degree of staining could be expected in a used cookbook.
      • HOWEVER, if you post a cookbook and it is stained, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
      • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent
      • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the other is for textbooks--see above).
      • this exception applies to the covers of cookbooks also.