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Subject: How not to use the single page wrapper
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:04 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2006
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My wife recieved a book today and it was wrapped like the following pictures:




And yes she marked RWAP

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:08 PM ET
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Pfffffft!  Sorry... soda just went through my nose:P  I think this is actually one of the worst wrap jobs I've ever seen - if not THE worst.  Truly amazing:P 

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:12 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2005
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What is there to say except I'm sorry this happened?

FWIW, I suspect a majority of members who've been here over a year have received a book like this at one time or another.

I hope it was readable, at least. Still glad you marked it RWAP!

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Wow, what part of the "don't tape the wrapper directly to the book" direction did the sender not understand?

I've never gotten anything that badly wrapped before.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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You know, it's really just AMAZING that a book can arrive relatively intact with a wrap job like that -- and other people carefully wrap in plastic, paper and lots of tape and their books end up looking like they were jammed part way into a wood chipper. . .

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:57 PM ET
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Yikes! That's a scary wrapping job! It's even scarier that someone thought it was okay to mail or treat a book that way!

Last Edited on: 9/15/08 10:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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WOW! I must say, that is one sh!tty wrap job!!

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:22 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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*jaw dropping*  That's awful!   There's only one other one that I can remember being so badly wrapped.  It was posted here a few months ago.  I wish I could find it.  Why do people think that is acceptable?  OY!

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:26 PM ET
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I've been a member for YEARS and never seen that before!

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:35 PM ET
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Seriously??  This isn't just a practical joke???  OMGOOOOOOOOODNESS!!!!  I can't imagine anyone thinking that was acceptable..I am floored.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:43 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2006
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I'm the wife, and yes, I received that book in the mail today. I was floored, but no, it isn't a practical joke, unless the joke's on me. LOL I've been a member for about 2 and a half years, and I hope this is the first and last time I receive a book wrapped like this. I can laugh about it tonight, but when it arrived this afternoon, I was not happy. Will see what tomorrow brings and what the response to my PM is.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:52 PM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2008
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im suprised it actually made it to you

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:57 PM ET
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I have to ask..does the sender have a public profile where you can see how long he or she has been a member?  I am so curious to know how long he or she has been around.  Ok, even if this was a new member...really...how could you think the book would arrive safely?!?!?!  I really don't know why I am so shocked..I've heard some doozies.  Glad you can laugh about it now...maybe you can still laugh about it a week from now also..lol.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 12:15 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2007
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OHmahGosh!!! I think the single sheet label says not to use it as the only wrapper, too! Ai yah! I hope you get it all resolved!

Subject: wrapping job
Date Posted: 9/16/2008 1:23 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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OH good grief!!  When you hear back from the person let us know.  I think we are all waiting for the response.  What explanation  did you give as to why you are marking it RWAP?

T. -
Date Posted: 9/16/2008 3:21 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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Someone is seriously lacking in common sense.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 4:11 AM ET
Member Since: 3/1/2007
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Wow. I'm curious to see what the sender has to say too.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 6:13 AM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2008
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I'm surprised it even made it to you!

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 6:17 AM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
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WOW is all I can say!

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 7:20 AM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2006
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I've received 3 or 4 books wrapped with this much love, and not much else.  I remember that one came from a new member, but it was more shocking when I discovered that one came from someone who has been here longer than I have.  Which makes them LONG time members.  The bigger surprise is that even with such a sucky wrapping job, none of the books I've received like this have been damaged.  Wierd.


Date Posted: 9/16/2008 7:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2008
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I'm amazed the Post Office would even accept it!

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 8:10 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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OMFG. I cannot believe:

1. Someone would think that was even remotely acceptable.

2. That the PO accepted it

3. That it arrived in as good condition that it came in.

I certainly hope they respond to your PM and learn by their error.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2005
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Hey Tracy.......does OMFG stand for (Over my Freakin Goat)? LMAO just kidding I know what it REALLY means. :0)

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 2:22 PM ET
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How much damage was done to the book once the tape was removed??


Edit: typo

Last Edited on: 9/16/08 2:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/16/2008 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2006
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Let's see if I can answer all the questions. The member joined in May, so she may not have had many requests. I told her in the PM that the book would have been good condition if it had been wrapped correctly and suggested she read the HC on how to wrap a book. Her response this morning was an apology, and that this is the first time she's used the wrapper to mail a book. The book is sticky where I peeled the tape off but because she used scotch tape (another no-no if I remember right) it isn't damaged too badly. Enough where it is unpostable, but it could have been a lot worse. I figure I'm lucky, and pity the next person to get a book from her if she hasn't learned from this.