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Subject: found writing in book after giving credit?
Date Posted: 1/3/2013 11:08 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2012
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Hey everyone!

 

 I have had about 3 books so far come to me with writing in them. I have been looking the other way but this last book is totally highlighted but I did not bother to completely open and flip through book until after I kindly gave credit for receiving it. Is there anything I can do at this point to take back credit or other? I dont want this book now :(. It has at least 20 pages highlighted. 

 

thanks!

Date Posted: 1/3/2013 11:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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You can PM the sender, but they are under no obligation to return the credit.

Always open the books and look through them before marking them received. There is no way to know if you are properly logging a book as received in good condition if you haven't.

Date Posted: 1/3/2013 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Jenna--unfortunately, once you mark the book received there isn't much you can do.  You could send a PM to the sender explaining the problem and politely ask for your credit to be refunded.  But since you already marked the book received without a problem she is under no obligation to do so.  I've had similar things happen to me, so now I page through all my received books thoroughly before marking them.  Almost all are just fine, and some have very minor issues that I feel could easily be missed--I always mark these received without a problem.  Anything that is blatant I'll mark RWAP.

Date Posted: 1/3/2013 11:58 AM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2009
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I would definitely contact the sender though.  He/she may not have flipped through the book well enough if it was given to them and may have no problem returning the credit.  I get my books from many different people who know I swap books so I haven't read them all myself.  It has happened to me and I was very willing to return the credit since it was essentially my error.

Date Posted: 1/3/2013 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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We're these books possibly textbooks? Most classic novels probably fall into that category too.
Date Posted: 1/5/2013 11:34 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2010
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I once got a book, marked it as received in good shape, and then opened it a few days later to find the first eight-page form of the book missing (and the book seemed tight without it), with the first page being page three of the book. I imagine the person sending it didn't look inside, either. So now I always look the book over good and flip through it before I mark it received.

I agree I would PM the sender if only to alert them that they should check books closer or they're going to get burned. But getting the credit back might not happen.

Date Posted: 1/5/2013 11:54 AM ET
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We're these books possibly textbooks? Most classic novels probably fall into that category too.

This really wouldn't matter. No book can be sent with highlighting in it without prior concent from the receiver and ANY book can be sent under the textbook clause, even common fiction books, as long as the requirements of the exception are followed. Whether it was a common textbook or classic novel doesn't change that the book was sent wrong because the sender did not follow the textbook exception requirements.