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Subject: I marked it normal but...
Date Posted: 4/9/2011 11:47 PM ET
Member Since: 9/14/2009
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I received a hardback book about a week ago, took a quick glance on the outside, and marked it received.  Tonight I went to read it, and noticed that afer page 20, the pages have come completely off of the binding. It is an old library book.

Normally, I wouldn't mind, and just accept it, but this is a book that is on numerous wish lists, and that I waited a long time for.  Is there a way to do a RWAP now?

 

Thanks,

 Krista

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 2:25 AM ET
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Unfortunately, no. Once you mark it received, you can't change it.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 9:12 AM ET
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You could try PMing them but I don't know if that would do you any good. I know I would not refund a credit for someone who complained about a book that they had previously marked received.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 12:22 PM ET
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Thanks Lisa.  I'm just mostly bummed that I can't send it off to someone else that is waiting for it! The credit doesn't mean as much.

 

Mary, I see you a lot in the forum, and you are always so helpful and nice. So, I don't know why this post bugs you so much.  I also know that you would not have sent the book in the first place. Thanks anyway.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 12:29 PM ET
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Um I don't see anywhere I said the posts bugs me.  I'm just saying (and I think a lot of people would agree with me) that if someone came to me after the fact-I probably woudn't refund the credit. Because who knows what happened to the book once it was in your house.  I also suggested you try PMing them.  It doesn't hurt anything to try.  I just wouldn't expect anything to come of it

I'm not sure why you thought I was bugged by your post. I just gave my opinion.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 12:32 PM ET
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Oh and I am not suggesting that you may have damaged the book. I just giving a senders perspective of how they might perceive it if you marked the book received and then came back some time later to complain about the condition.  It's happened to most of us I'm sure, where we've opened a book we received from here and then found something we didn't when we first marked it received.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 1:48 PM ET
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Krista, I can understand how you might have interpreted Mary's post as a scolding, but I am going to assure you that she was just being helpful. It is true that most people would not honor a request for a refund well after the transaction is complete. I wouldn't either.

It's true that we all sometimes find damage in a book that was missed earlier. I had one that had writing/notes/underlining in ink throughout the book and I have no idea how I missed it, since I flip through the pages of all my books before I mark them received. Even though I know the writing was there when the sender mailed it, I wasn't about to go back and start complaining to them over a month after I received it. I was really pissed that I couldn't repost it, and I felt a bit dopey for somehow missing it in the first place. So I know how you feel.

If your book is wish-listed, you could post it in the book bazaar and ask for a credit for it, or offer it for free with an order from your shelf. Here's the link:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Post-UNPOSTABLE-WISHLIST-BOOKS-Here/topic/117610/



Last Edited on: 4/10/11 1:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/10/2011 2:48 PM ET
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Krista: If it's WL'd, you can also list it as an unpostable WL book in your forum signature, and on your bookshelf header too. (Although that usually works better when you're an active poster in the forums.) If I add an unpostable WL book or an ARC to my siggy line, it usually doesn't last very long! :) And the unpostable WL books thread is a good idea too. A lot of the genre specific forums have WL threads too, and most don't mind if you post an unpostable WL book on that thread, as long as the damage is clearly described. Good luck!

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Date Posted: 4/10/2011 4:21 PM ET
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Thanks ladies.