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Subject: Is this Instructor's Manual postable?
Date Posted: 3/31/2008 8:07 AM ET
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I have a CPR/Standard First Aid Instructor's Manual that I'd like to post here.  I have posted many CPR and First Aid related books and they have all been taken already, so I know there is a demand for these types of books.  The reason I question this particular manual is because in the back of the manual are 2 perforated pages containing the answer keys to the written tests.  The answer keys were removed from the book and were used, so there is some slight writing on them (they have the open holes for the correct answer, so if someone got that question wrong, you would mark it through the opening).  Both answer keys are there, but I wasn't sure if it would be a problem to post the book because (A) they are no longer attached to the book (removed at the perforations as intended); and (B) they have some marks on them (just the answer key has these marks). 

If this book is considered a textbook, then the markings would probably be OK, but what about the perforated pages?  They have to be removed to be used properly.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 9:12 AM ET
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Hmmm...that's a tough one!  I'll give you my opinion, and others are free to suggest otherwise.  I do not think it is postable because of the pages that were torn out.  Yes, textbooks can have writing/highlighting, but I do not think any book you post here can have loose or missing pages (or, in this case, pages torn out...even if you include them).  Sorry.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 9:49 AM ET
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Sheryl; I agree with Lisa's answer. However, you CAN post the book in the Book Bazaar and offer it free with an order from your shelf.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 10:49 AM ET
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I have to agree with the others, that books are not allowed to have loose pages, and since these pages are essential to the manual, they count. Pages that are not essential to the book (ie: the tear out mailer in a Mira novel) can be missing. But, since the answer keys need to go with the book, they must be attached.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 10:56 AM ET
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Thanks everyone for weighing in.  Based on the advice here, I won't post the book. 

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 11:03 AM ET
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You could offer it in a deal! I am sure someone would want it - perforated pages or not!

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 11:50 AM ET
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Yeah, I'll probably do that.  I don't have the book in front of me right now, so I'll wait until I'm home.