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Subject: Would you mark this RWP?
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 2:51 PM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2008
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I received a book today that has about five torn pages; the tear is small, probably only an inch or two, but it's definitely noticeable. I know a tear smaller than one inch is allowed in the cover; are there similar guidelines about the pages of a book? I would feel picky for marking it RWP because of only a couple of pages, but it was a wishlist book that I wasn't planning on keeping...

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 3:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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From the PBS Help Center:

   Pages:

  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages

 

So, yes, I would mark it RWP.  Hope that helps. 

(Edited because I still can't get the formatting right.)



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Date Posted: 12/1/2008 4:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2007
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I had a similar situation and marked it RWAP.  The guidelines are clear, not even a little tear is postable.  Now, given that you had to ask, it's up to you whether you decide to ask for the credit back.

Karen

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 4:27 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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Yes, it's RWAP.  If you are feeling bad about being "picky", just don't ask for the credit back, and kindly point it out to the sender that torn pages aren't allowed.  You can refer them to the help documents.

:)



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