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Subject: Are creased pages ok?
Date Posted: 4/7/2010 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2010
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The edge of one of my books has some slight denting - kinda like it got smooshed into a backpack or purse or something and the book doesn't lay perfectly flat for those pages. I read the help section and didn't see any mention of "creased/crinkled/unflat" pages, so I'm guessing it's ok...but wanted to double check.

I mean, these are used paperbacks...how picky do I really need to be when considering stuff like this? I get water damage and ripped/torn pages, broken spines, etc. but for "normal wear and tear" that you'd expect out of a used book read 2+ times, how picky do you get?

Additionally, I have some books that have more wear to the cover's edges...is that also acceptible?

Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 4/7/2010 4:40 PM ET
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I think this would be acceptable.

i've gotten books that have been dog-eared and with creases on the cover

Date Posted: 4/7/2010 4:46 PM ET
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I'd say yes, as long as you'd still assess the book as being in "good condition."

Date Posted: 4/7/2010 4:53 PM ET
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I think its fine, too.

Date Posted: 4/7/2010 5:11 PM ET
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Ok, thank you! I feel better about posting then. It's in otherwise great shape, so I was hoping for that answer. :)

Date Posted: 4/7/2010 5:38 PM ET
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Personally I'm not too picky about the books I get used.  I've gotten a few with a couple pages broken away from the spine.  Still readable in my oppinion.  Then I pass them on to  the library booksale in town here where I figure people can see them and decide before they buy

Date Posted: 4/8/2010 3:24 AM ET
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Sounds postable to me.  If it's really bad, you may want to try straightening the pages, closing the book and putting something heavy on it for a few days.

Date Posted: 4/8/2010 3:41 AM ET
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Like Adrienne said, you could put something heavy on them. I've received some books like that and put heavy weights on them. That did the trick.