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Subject: I marked a book received in good condition before I looked inside the book!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 12:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2008
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I marked a book received in good condition before I looked inside the book, then tonight I looked in the book (A book about paper airplanes) and abput 30 pages are torn out!  What can I do at this point?  Chalk it up to a lesson learned that I need to check thoroughly before marking received in good condition, I know.  Any chance of getting my credit back too at this point?  There is no way this book could be considered in good condition for trading. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2013 12:29 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Oh dear!  You don't have the same leverage now, but you could still PM the sender from your transaction archive, and mention the problem.  You might suggest that s/he check any other books that came from the same source.

Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:18 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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One thing I learned was to check the book(s) well BEFORE marking them received.  Check the edges, spine, cover, back, and flip the pages slowly and really look.  Also important is to check under a good light, not one that is a little dim.  I have missed some nasty stains that way so I use a really bright light or the sunlight outside.  Sorry this happened.  frown

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Date Posted: 3/14/2013 3:01 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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I've also learned this lesson the hard way.  Not much to do after the book is already marked, except to train yourself to check carefully before logging in received books  broken heart

Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:27 PM ET
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yep, I have opened books in the dim light of the evening without turning lights on and thought they looked fine, then later discover stains or light highlighter or pencil marks in them.  So I too have learned to only check them over in good lighting.

Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:38 PM ET
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Yep, this is one of those lessons I also learned the hard way. I have found a couple of these problem books a few weeks or months later...but once I mark it received, I consider any problems noted later with the book MY problem and just sucked up the lost credit. I now am very thorough when checking books in...indeed, you CANNOT judge a book by its' cover!!