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Topic: A grey area book? Postable, or not?

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Subject: A grey area book? Postable, or not?
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 11:01 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2007
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I have this book on my TBR list, and was wondering whether it would be ok to post it or not when I'm done reading it.

The book is this:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780843955439-The+Girl+Next+Door

(paperback copy of The Girl Next Door)

I have reviewed the PBS posting guidelines, and I'm not sure where my book falls, you see, it has a partial thickness tear on the back cover, about 1 inch high by 2 inches long.  It is not completely severed from the book, nor actually torn in pieces, but instead looks like someone tried to peel a sticker off of the back and failed, tearing the glossy part off of the cover, but not tearing it through and through.  I hope that makes sense.  What should I do? Post it? Or not? Many thanks!

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 11:05 PM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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I think any tear over 1 inch makes it unpostable, even though it's a partial tear.

 

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 11:27 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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It sounds like the cover is peeling?  I'm not sure if that technically qualifies as a "tear" but I would err on the side of caution and offer the book as a freebie in the bazaar.  (Or, what I frequently do with grey area books, swap it for something postable at the UBS.)