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Subject: Fluff before you mark
Date Posted: 11/1/2008 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2006
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I received a book...it looked ok..until I opened it to read and the pages started falling out.

I had marked it  "rec without a problem" .....so it was too late to back-track.

From now on I will "fluff" the pages 1st.

Date Posted: 11/1/2008 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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DH bought me a used book last week, a REAL oldie (hardcover).  The first few times I opened it the book was fine.  Then, the next time I opened it, pages started falling out in large clumps.  Bizarre!  I guess it was one read too many!  Needless to say, I won't be posting THAT one.  ;->

Date Posted: 11/1/2008 4:23 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Oh Yes!!!! I never never never mark a book received until it has been thoroughly inspected...have found pages missing, pages falling out, etc.  Always "Inspect before you mark!"

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 11:15 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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Inspect before you send, too.  I found one like this on my own bookshelf--only found the problem when I rechecked the book before sending it out, so I included it as a freebie with the rest of the requester's order.  Good thing I've made a habit of checking my books multiple times before sending!