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Subject: Condition Question
Date Posted: 9/26/2011 4:52 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2011
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The cloth on a hardcover book has worn away and the cardboard is exposed less than a half inch long and a fraction of an inch wide on the bottom part of the binding.  The binding is otherwise intact and tight (as in completely connected to the cover and pages). 

I checked the book condition criteria in the Help section and it seems to fit; but since the fraying has gone through the cloth and exposed a tiny bit of cardboard, I wanted to seek opinions before posting it.

From guidelines:


  • Must be intact, with no separation on the inside or outside of the book
  • If the book tends to open at a particular page, this is OKAY
  • Small amount of fraying or denting at the top or bottom is OKAY



Date Posted: 9/26/2011 5:53 PM ET
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I think its OK, we generally accept that rips in paperbacks of 1 inch or less are allowed, I think your hardocver with a fray of 1/2 inch sounds postable.

Date Posted: 9/26/2011 6:30 PM ET
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I wouldn't complain if I received it.

Date Posted: 9/26/2011 7:07 PM ET
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I agree, the condition as described sounds perfectly acceptable to me.

Date Posted: 9/26/2011 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2011
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Thanks all for the input.  It was the exposed cardboard that had me second guessing.  It's in great condition otherwise for a twenty year old book.