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Subject: would this be a gray area?
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 9:55 PM ET
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I have a book that has a page that was incorrectly cut, so there's some extra paper left on it. I would consider this postable, since it's a flaw that came with the book rather than damage, but I wonder if its something I should send a pm about after it's requested? Would you want a pm?

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 9:59 PM ET
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Since it's a flaw that came with the book, I would say it's postable.  I wouldn't need a PM just for that reason.

BTW - you're quote is priceless.  It sounds like something my son would say. lol

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 10:04 PM ET
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I would not PM about that, Willa.  I wouldn't expect one and I wouldn't send one if I had a book with that issue.  Which, I'm sure we've all had at one time or another.

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 10:19 PM ET
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When it's a printing error it's postable. Unless of course the printing error makes the book unreadable.  But a miscut page like that would be postable. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 1:35 AM ET
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Okay, thanks for the input.

Should I be worried that my son considers book-swapping my job? ;-)

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 1:50 AM ET
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Should I be worried that my son considers book-swapping my job? ;-)

Not in the slightest.  My daughter defends my time on here as "work".  Who am I to argue with that? LOL.   One of my son just puts in "orders" and hopes I have the credits to back up his desires.. ;-)

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 7:38 AM ET
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I've bought new books before that had a corner folded before the pages were cut -- it leaves a weird shaped "extra" corner on the page.  I just unfold the corner and trim off the extra.

If this is the case, or similar, why not just trim the extra paper to match the rest of the pages?

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 8:59 AM ET
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Lol, Willa.  I myself have officially become the book lady among my boys & their friends.  All of them come to me when they want a book, or need something for a school assignment.  About a third of my WL has become something the kids want, and for probably the 1st 6 months I was a member here, they paid it little or no attention.  They thought it was some women's club or something where mom got  her "girl books" from:P   I don't think PBS got any respect from them at all until I put this manga series my oldest son wanted & we couldn't find anywhere except ebay (for a small fortune) on my WL, and the books started coming in:P  On your book - yeah, I've gotten these myself.  It's something with the way the papers gets creased when it's being cut, and you'll get this little excess overhang thing going on.  I've had a couple, and it's usually at the edge and was folded under or whatever, so that you didn't see it until you started turning pages.  I think it should be fine.  You could always trim it away, but I probably wouldn't try it.  It'd be pretty hard to get a pair of scissors flush against the outer edge of the pages & make a straight cut.

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 1:25 PM ET
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Yeah, I don't want to trim it away because if I screw it up, it's damaged and unpostable. And I'm not as good with my hands as my roller coaster building son. ;-)