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Subject: Doctors
Date Posted: 4/27/2009 3:25 PM ET
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Um wow my question went away.

I was asked if I wanted books that have been in a doctors office. I was told they have the office stamp on the front title page as well as on the back inside cover.  Would this make them unpostable?



Last Edited on: 4/27/09 4:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/27/2009 3:29 PM ET
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I usually take books with me whenever I expect there will be any waiting. :-)

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 4:45 PM ET
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No it wouldn't make them unpostable--it would be like the library stickers and stamps which are also okay to post even on the outside of the cover. As long as the book meets other posting guidelines it should be fine.

I've never been in a doctor's office with books in it though, except maybe a few totally beat-up kids' books in the kiddie corner. I always bring my own. :)

Cheryl

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 4:49 PM ET
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Ewww. I don't even touch the magazines in a doctor's office. I guess it's not too much different from getting a book from the stranger via the Internet, but something about the doctor's office reading material just seems nasty to me.

When I had a bad case of mono a few months back, I had to go see an infectious disease doctor . You can bet I didn't touch anything in that waiting room! :)

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 5:23 PM ET
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From the sounds of them they sound like medical titles rather then waiting room reading..LOL I will have to go look at them as I am still not sure about them at this current time.  I would not want a book someone had coughed all over.  

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 5:58 PM ET
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Are the books ones you would be getting to post on your bookshelf?  Or is it a book you requested that is coming from a doctor's office?

If it's the former, I can tell you that practically no one is interested in old (possibly outdated) medical books.  Among some other medical tomes, I have a PDR from a few years back that was given to me to swap.  After a long while I just took it off my shelf.  It also weighs a ton so I would be losing a nice chunk of change if I had to pay for postage.  I now keep it around for Reference at home.

Curiously, no one ever requested a bible I had listed for a long time.  It was one of the widely used versions, too.  That's also one I decided to keep after a long time on my shelf.  The only thing I can think of is that people like their Bibles to be new just for them, gifts of new for religious occasions & holidays, or ones that had been in the family.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 6:25 PM ET
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Curiously, no one ever requested a bible I had listed for a long time.  It was one of the widely used versions, too.  That's also one I decided to keep after a long time on my shelf.  The only thing I can think of is that people like their Bibles to be new just for them, gifts of new for religious occasions & holidays, or ones that had been in the family.

 

Someone ordered a devotional Bible from me a few weeks back so I added a second one to my shelf. Ya never know. :-) 

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 7:21 PM ET
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Yes it would be something I was going to add to my shelf.  I am not sure how old they are though.