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Subject: Cookbook with measuring spoons?
Date Posted: 3/20/2011 3:54 PM ET
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I was thinking about posting one of my old cookbooks I found in a box. The cookbook looks used as it has a few minor stains on a couple pages, but is in perfect condition otherwise. I belive the stains for a cookbook are postable?! I will have to go back and check.

Anyway when I put in the ISBN it says it comes with a set of measuring spoons. I don't have the faintest idea where they are. I think I used them until they broke. So, is it required to have the measuring spoons with the book if I post it? I would think it couldn't be sent media mail if I did, but if I remember right a CD does have to be included with a book that has it. So I wanted to see it that includes kitchen supplies that originally came with a book.

Thanks for any help! :o)

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 4:02 PM ET
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Krista - I would suggest you go to the Help Center and put Cookbook in the browser option.  It will explain, much better than I can, how to go about posting your cookbook.

I'm not putting you off.  It's just that there are special ways of posting a cookbook and I don't want to leave a step out.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 4:22 PM ET
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Thanks, Cozette! I just went over there, after your recommendation, and it seems that yes minor saining is fine I would just have to PM the person to let them know the condition ahead of time. Though, I just realized I still haven't answered my question about the spoons. Let me go back there. . .  

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 4:35 PM ET
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Krista,

The spoons cannot be sent media mail and since they are part of the book (see Books with Accompanying Media in the Help Center), the book should not be posted.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 4:42 PM ET
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Ok, i'm back again. I'm answering my own question in case anyone else comes along wanting to know.

Basically if the Non-Media material is not required to read the book it can be posted. While measuring spoons are required to do the recipes I am figuring that they dont really apply since most people have measuring spoons and also because you also need things like measuring cups, knives, bowls, etc.

Either way if I do post it I will PM the person to let them know.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 4:44 PM ET
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Mary S., I think we posted at the same time. I read it as it being postable because it is a non-media item that is not required to read the book. It says only Media material is required to be posted.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 5:12 PM ET
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I'm not sure which book it is, but there is a children's cookbook out there with color coded spoons and the recipes were developed such that the child used the "red" spoon or "green" spoon. 

I'm not sure which book you have but as long as the recipes are written in such a way that only those spoons are meant to be used, then it would be postable.   The children's book I mentioned would not be postable.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 9:40 PM ET
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I will just find someone to give it away to or the thrift store. It is too much trouble. Plus, there are several listed already and last I need is to have a book that may never get picked. And if I did have the spoons it would cost over $5 to mail because it couldn't go Media. Yuck!  I highly doubt that every one who posted the book has the spoons unless they never used the book since it is from the 80's.

The measuring spoons were different colors but I don't think it would not allow a kid and parent to not use the book as it doesn't boldly point out to use the yellow spoon, etc.

Either way I do thank you both greatly for your help! :o)

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 10:50 PM ET
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What book is it?

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 10:57 PM ET
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I guess it would have helped if I said the name :o). It is called Kids Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual, by Klutz Press

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 11:02 PM ET
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Aw man!  i was all set to come try to sweettalk you with a deal and you only have two other books on your bookshelf! 

Date Posted: 3/21/2011 12:10 AM ET
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I know! Sorry! I'm trying to add to it. For the longest time I have been a never get rid of a book kind of person but now I think others should enjoy them too and I also need to make room for new ones. My mom brought me over some boxes with some of my books she had at her house so I am going to go through them and list as much as I can. Plus I have 2 books I got a month or 2 ago which I haven't even opened, which is weird and My mom has one I gave her to read and she hasn't been able to get into it. Last I heard the poor character is still stuck on an airplane :o). So I will eventually be posting those too.

 

Date Posted: 3/21/2011 12:15 AM ET
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I know what you mean.  It is hard to get rid of books for me too.  Either I have read it, liked it and therefore may someday want to read it again (I won'tm but can't convince myself that) or else I never got around to reading it or couldn't get into it but still can't quite give up on it.  Even though I NEVER read the HUGE stack of books I have.  I would never post books except about once a month I get the spring cleaning bug and decide to clean my house top to bottom and then about thirty minutes in, decide that posting a bookshelf worth of books is a better way to clean:).  I remember when I was a teenager and my friend was cleaning her room and had a trashbag full of clothes that were stained or torn or whatever.  I saw her grab a handful of books off her bookshelf and throw them in the trashbag.  I about lost it.  Her reasoning is that she already read them and had outgrown them.  The UBS wasn't going to give her anything for mass markert teen books so may as well toss them.  It still haunts me!

Date Posted: 3/21/2011 1:16 AM ET
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I have the same mentality of someday I will read it again or read it at all when the reality is really unlikely. Wow! I think I would be scarred for life if I saw a friend of mine do that. I think I would have gotten a new friend ;o). Kidding!