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Subject: IS this book postable?
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 1:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/2/2008
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I have a book on my book shelf that is in very nice condition.  The only issue with the book is that there was a coupon on the last page of the book that was cut out and used.  None of the story is missing?  Is this postable?

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Date Posted: 5/17/2008 4:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I couldn't find anything in the guidelines that would affect this and I would not have a problem receiving it, but I'm not sure if everyone ese would agree.  It does say "No loose or missing text pages", but that doesn't seem relevant here.

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 6:10 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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It sounds postable to me, considering the coupon's most likely expired, and the binding and text are uneffected.  Maybe you could just mention it to the requester and let them make the call?  I can't imagine having a problem with it, but that's me.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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Some people will try to tell you that it is not postable because a page is missing.  While that is the word of the rules, I don't think it is the spirit of the rules.  I don't think that the powers that be mean that non-text promotional pages must be in the book.  As already mentioned, you might just want to accept the order & then PM the person to ask if the book is acceptable.  Just make sure to pick the latest shipping date so that the person has ample time to respond.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 4:15 PM ET
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I think it's postable. I've never heard of a Harlequin or Steeple Hill romance being declared unpostable because the "order more books from us" inserts had been removed, and that's about the same scenario..

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Post it. I cannot believe anyone that would care and they could just remove the rest of the page if it bothered them to have the book look *so used*. (And I am one of those letter of the rule people :) )