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Subject: do I mark this RWAP?
Date Posted: 1/11/2011 6:31 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2008
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I recieved a touch and feel childrens book and one of the pages the nose you touch has been ripped apart (its a little foam nose and there is a hole in the middle of it where you can tell a kid picked it a hole through it to the back cover). I am not sure if this is expected wear on a childrens book or if  I RWAP it. I certainly don't send out my touch and feel books in that condition so I don't expect one back like that.

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 8:46 PM ET
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The rules say that pages are not supposed to be ripped or torn. So, given that the page in your book is not a complete page, I think it would be OK to RWAP it.

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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Sara is exactly right...no ripped pages allowed.  In fact, it's the first item under book condition criteria for book pages.  Here's the full version: 

 

Pages:

  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • No loose or missing text pages
    • for travel guide books - maps if designed to be detachable may be detached, but must be included.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • No writing or highlighting or underlining on text pages
    • a signature or note on the flyleaf or inside front or back cover is OKAY
    • an author's signature on the title page is OKAY
    • writing or highlighting or underlining on the text pages is NOT OKAY
      • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
        • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).
      • Exception: if it is a travel guide (not a picture book but a guide, such as Fodor's or Lonely Planet), some writing on text pages could be expected.  All maps must be present and included with the book - if detachable it is OK if they are detached, but they must not be missing.
        • if you post a travel guide that has writing in it, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for textbooks/workbooks and cookbooks--see above and below).
    • No staining

      • Exception: Cookbooks may have some mild staining, since these are used in the kitchen and while cooking, and some minor degree of staining could be expected in a used cookbook.  Also a small amount of writing in cookbooks could be expected
        • HOWEVER, if you post a cookbook and it is stained and/or written-in, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and textbooks/workbooks--see above).
    • this exception applies to the covers of cookbooks also.
  • Page edges: remainder marks are OK.  A name written on the page edges is okay (if it does not bleed in and obscure text on the text pages)
Date Posted: 1/11/2011 10:47 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2008
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thank you, as a mother I understand how it may have been missed in honesty, but it was a wish list book.