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Subject: Marking something received
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 7:30 PM ET
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I just reeived 2 audio cassette books.  I'm planning to just mark them received in good cond.  It would take awhile to get through them.  They're library discards so I'm a little concerned. I'll be out 4 credtiss if they don't work.  How do you all handle this.

Thanks,

Nancy

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 7:46 PM ET
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Well, you are supposed to mark books received when you get them, not after you've read them. if I was you, I would pop each tape in the player and make sure they all play, but it's not fair to the sender to make them wait a long time for their credits.
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 8:25 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/19/2012 8:42 PM ET
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Thanks for the responses.  I will mark them received and hope for the best.  I agree it isn't fair to make the person wait.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 10:48 PM ET
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I also have recieved audiobooks that won't play in my portable cd player , but will play on my laptop. Those I donate to Goodwill . Sometimes you just have to take a chance. For the most part my audios have been good.

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 10:09 AM ET
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I've listened to over 30 audio cassette books that I received from PBS and only had one problem - halfway through the second tape of a 2 tape set, the ribbon got caught in my car player and was ruined. 

If anything, I've had more problems with audio CDs (skips) than cassettes.  And even then, except for one CD book, I've been able to clean the disc and then switch players - which fixed the problem.

So more than 95 % of the time, at least in my experience, you'll be fine if you mark the books 'received in good condition.' 

Date Posted: 8/21/2012 12:13 PM ET
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Another tip while you're looking over those audio books, is make sure you acutally have every numbered tape or disk, not that just you have 8 of them but that you have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.  I once received an audio with the right number of discs, but it was 2 copies each of discs 1-4, and 0 copies of discs 5-8.  It was a publisher error, and they were happy to swap it for me with a complete set.

If you later find you have a damaged tape or CD, sometimes you can work with the publisher, particularly if the book is still in print, to get or buy a replacement for that disc.  Doesn't help you in marking things received, but it might helping thinking that not all will be lost if you find later that something is damaged.