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Subject: How do I know if my condition was in effect before a certain transaction?
Date Posted: 12/10/2007 7:41 PM ET
Member Since: 3/15/2007
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I have a problem with a book I received today, and need to decide soon how to mark it received. I counted 67 pages written on, and my conditions state I don't want books marked up more than a couple of pages.

BUT... the problem is,  I set this condition recently, and I can't remember if it was in effect at the time of this transaction. If not, I'm not sure whether to mark this book as received with a problem. The writing was fairly light and in pencil, not all bright pink ink or anything, but still...67 pages. Anyone know of a way to find out for sure whether my conditions "covered" this swap or not, short of bugging R&R?  (I know they're SO busy).

Even besides my condition, is this an acceptable amount of writing in a book? It just seems to be really common with all the books I've gotten lately.

Thanks for any and all help!

Tina H.

 

 

 

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 12/10/2007 7:50 PM ET
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Books should not have writing in them, that violates the posting guidelines.  A small inscription on the inner or outer cover is all that is allowed.

From the Help pages: 

  • Highlighting and writing in books (apart from a name or note on the flyleaf) is not acceptable for any book that is not a textbook or workbook.
  • The exception to this is for Textbooks/Workbooks, which may contain highlighting or writing in the book. 
  • If you Post a textbook or workbook with highlighting/writing inside, you MUST communicate with the requestor by PM describing the book's condition, and you must receive a reply PM accepting the condition of the book as described, before sending the book.
  • So it doesn't matter when you put your conditions in, this should be marked as received with a problem as it is an unpostable book.  Even if it is a textbook/workbook, you should've been notified and accepted it with writing in it before you received it.  If not a textbook or workbook, it is not within PBS guidelines.



    Last Edited on: 12/10/07 7:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
    Date Posted: 12/10/2007 7:56 PM ET
    Member Since: 11/14/2005
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    Doesn't matter when your conditions went into effect, since even if it was a text book, you weren't notified of the writing, so it needs to be marked "received with a problem".

    Had it been a cookbook or textbook, they could have PM'd you, described it, and asked if it was ok. You would then have had the choice to accept or refuse, but doesn't sound like it was a textbook from your comments, thinking you would have probably mentioned this. But, under no circumstance is it acceptable to post a regular book with writing.

    Date Posted: 12/10/2007 7:57 PM ET
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    Oh...Duh..Thank you!  I thought I had read that before, but I didn't remember that it was only for textbooks/workbooks. This one wasn't.  So I'll request my credit back. Sorry to trouble you - I should have caught that one...

    Thanks so much!!

    Tina

    Sianeka - ,
    Date Posted: 12/10/2007 7:59 PM ET
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