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Subject: a credit for a damaged book?
Date Posted: 12/5/2012 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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Its cool with me but I saw a post where someone asked for a credit for a damaged book. I don'y care with way but if we can do that I do have a new book really wled that I duh spilled water on so it has water damage ....now I am lost......can we post them if we state hey ARE damaged and why? Thank you ahead

Date Posted: 12/5/2012 9:46 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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No, you can NOT post them if they don't meet the site conditions.

However, you can go to the Book Bazaar, say what book you have  AND the condition and ask for a credit for it.

IF someone agrees to this arrangement, you are NOT to post it to them.  They need to send you their address and you mail it to them and they buddy you a credit.  It is an unoffical swap and if something goes wrong, PBS will not have anything to do with it.

Last Edited on: 12/5/12 9:47 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/5/2012 9:47 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes, TPTB modified this rule awhile back.  Damaged books may be listed in the Book Bazaar and the sender may request a credit to cover postage.  IIRC there's some qualifiers, such as these books must not be posted FIFO, the condition must be clearly stated and agreed to, etc.  And of course, if not wishlisted you are very unlikely to be offered a credit for damaged/unpostable books.

Last Edited on: 12/5/12 9:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 5:45 PM ET
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OK cool and thank you both that is what i thought I read it use to be you could not even do that but this works for me and thanks so much on exactly how to do it :-)

Date Posted: 12/7/2012 6:50 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Sandy, I was in a similar situation last year, with a highly-wishlisted book.  I posted this in the bazaar and it was snatched up with in an hour.  Feel free to copy/edit the text for your own post, if you decide to go this route.

Link to Bazaar post

Date Posted: 12/7/2012 3:49 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2008
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I've received severaled unpostable wishlist books for a credit from the Book Bazaar,and was very happy to get them earlier.  Most have been minor things, just not postable.  I'm glad we're  able to do that.

Last Edited on: 12/7/12 3:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1