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Subject: Coffee stain on page three?
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 1:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2007
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Darn.  I set my cup down and it left a ring on page three of a book.   Someone remind me, does that make it unpostable?

All advice would be appreciated.  Thanks.

 

Donna

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 1:52 PM ET
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Yep, it's unpostable.  One of the PBS guidelines is "No stains."   You can list it as a freebie in Book Bazaar or offer it free with an order from your bookshelf. 



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Date Posted: 8/31/2007 2:01 PM ET
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That's what I suspected, but I was hoping I was wrong.  :)   Thanks for the quick response.

Donna

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 12:05 AM ET
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Unless you get the stain out and not bleach anything else out??????

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 8:17 AM ET
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That's what I was thinking!  Maybe you can dab away the coffee with damp qtip or cloth?  I'd put a paper towel and sheet of wax paper underneath to prevent damage to other pages.

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 8:18 AM ET
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It would probably be safer not to try that. Then someone could claim water damage. Even if its just one page its still damage.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:57 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions about cleaning up the stain -- I'm pretty certain that anything I might do would make things much worse.  :)

Is there any way to email the person who has this book waitlisted and ask if they want it anyway?   It's in otherwise great condition and before I donate it locally, I'd rather check and see if the person wants it with the stain.   Is there any way to find out who has this book waitlisted?

As always, thanks for the advice!

Donna B



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Date Posted: 9/3/2007 3:27 PM ET
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NO - there isn't any way to do that Donna.   However, you can go to the Book Bazaar and offer that book free with a order from your shelf.  That way at least you'd have ONE more credit.