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Subject: Dippy Me For Not Noticing
Date Posted: 5/2/2011 8:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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I received a book that was in pretty darned good shape, was nicely surprised - however I never noticed that the sender, who sent the book in a manila envelope w/handwritten return and send-to addressed, had put the book inside the envelope THEN wrote my address on the envelope with a heavy hand. I never noticed it because I looked at the covers in regular light. Just now I was getting ready to wrap the book for mailing and under the bright light, book tilted just right, I can see my address clearly etched into the back cover.

To make matters worst, the OTHER book she sent has some of the words on a short note she wrote to me are etched on THAT book as well. They're both in very, very good, very postable condition except for this situation.

ARE there any 'rules' about this sort of problem? I did PM the member explaining that I had just noticed the etching so she could decide whether she still wanted the book or not.

Why would anyone put books IN the envelope then write the mailing address on such a bumpy surface? Especially with such a heavy hand? Sheesh......


Date Posted: 5/2/2011 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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There are no rules against indenting on the covers, they are perfectly postable.

I would probably PM the sender and politely let them know that your address and the note are indented into the cover so they may want to put something between the book and wrapper before writing or just write before putting the book inside.

Date Posted: 5/2/2011 8:33 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2009
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It was nice of you to PM the person you're sending it to to see if they still wanted it.  As for mailing it in that condition, the only reason I can see not to is if you can clearly read your address in the indentations and you're not comfortable with that. 

And wow, yeah, that was a really heavy hand!  I hope she doesn't drive with any equally heavy foot!  smiley

Date Posted: 5/3/2011 12:13 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I do that all the time. However, I don't think I have a heavy hand as I write with a permanent marker so it goes on smooth.

But like others said, completely postable.