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Subject: Moldy books!
Date Posted: 10/23/2008 4:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2006
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Got a two-book order today. Both books were moldy and one also had obvious water damage. What the hell? Why would anyone think it was acceptable to send books that are covered in MOLD?

I RWAPed them and then dumped them directly into the trash. *headdesk*

 

 

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 4:44 PM ET
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Jessica--

That's completely disgusting -- I'm so sorry it happened to you.  I hope you were able to document the ... fungal growth ... with a digital or webcam, cause surely someone that sends out moldy books is gonna say "I didn't see anything wrong with em -- whadda ya expect from a free book?" 

Arrgh on your behalf :-)

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2008
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Wow! That's unbelievable! I hope you get your credits back!

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 5:44 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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That's nasty!  I hope you geet your credits back without a fight.

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2006
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That's really gross.  A couple of months ago, I had a book requested from me.  Before I accepted, I flipped through it as it had been sitting on my shelf forever.  The outside looked fine but there was mold on the inside.  It freaked me out that it had been on my shelf for so long.  Of course I turned down that request and threw out the book.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 1:17 AM ET
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Yuck!  In addition to being gross mold is something lots of people are allegic to, so it's not just icky it's unhealthy.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 8:35 AM ET
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Shesh!! People never cease to amaze me:(

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 11:09 AM ET
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That's right Kate. I am allergic to mold and I know lots of people are, I can't believe that someone would send moldy books!!!

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 3:00 PM ET
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I do have allergies and my nose got very stuffed up yesterday after I opened the package of moldy books. Ugh.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 3:52 PM ET
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You poor thing! Have you been able to get your credits back?