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Subject: Does this make it unpostable?
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 4:39 PM ET
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I have a book that has 5 coffee stains on it about the size of a pencil eraser.  There are 3 on one page and 1 on two separate pages. That will teach me to drink coffee and read in the mornings!

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Date Posted: 9/25/2009 4:47 PM ET
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Ugh! Unfortunately ANY stain or liquid damage, no matter how small renders it unpostable. You can offer the book in the Book Bazaar either as a freebie with an order, or ask for a credit (as long as you explain the damage) if you think it is a book someone would want enough to pay a credit for.

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 4:53 PM ET
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Ugh.  I hate it when I do that.  Sorry that happened to you.  And, a word to the wise -  chocolate fingerprints can render a book unpostable too.  And definitely don't eat Cheetos will you read, LOL.

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 5:11 PM ET
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Cheetos...yum! I am guilty of eating cheetos while reading . I am very careful about cleaning fingers before turning a page.

Aaron, I agree with other posters - any stain makes it unpostable :(.


Date Posted: 9/25/2009 5:19 PM ET
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Well shoot!  That's what I thought.  This is a wishlist book too.  Thanks everyone.

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 6:02 PM ET
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If it's a wishlist book, somene will likely snap it up.  Out of curiosity, what book is it?

Also - spaghetti with any sort of tomato sauce is super dangerous.  As I've discovered.

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 6:24 PM ET
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You can still ask for a credit for it in the Book Bazaar or in the Genre Forum, as long as you state up front that it's an unpostable.

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 6:28 PM ET
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The Yummy Mummy :: Polly Williams
There is 30 people on the wishlist for this
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 7:36 PM ET
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I would advertise it in the BB. 

I had a copy of New Moon wth a beautiful dust jacket and one tiny coffee stain on one page.  I put it in the BB and had 2 people ask for it almost immediately and both were willing to pay a credit for it.


I've ruined 2 books now with brownie batter.  I swear I could shower and change clothes between making brownies and reading and still end up with batter on the book somehow.

Date Posted: 9/26/2009 12:25 AM ET
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The white cheddar Cheetos don't leave visible stains.  I'm just saying...

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 9:10 PM ET
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OMG, I did not know such a thing as white cheddar Cheetos existed.  I will definitely look for them . . .

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 7:57 PM ET
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Definitely post it in the Book Bazaar. I had one book with minor stains. I had marked it received and didn't find the stains until about page 250 as I was reading it a few weeks later. I posted the book in the Book Bazaar and not only did somone offer to pay credits for it, we've since become buddies and  traded other books back and forth, as she checked my WL and was able to post one directly to me and vice versa.  Give it a go. If it's WL, you'll have a taker in no time!!