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Subject: A mouse who likes James Patterson
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 1:27 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2009
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I have all my posted books in one spot-All together, no smoke, easy to find. This morning, for a reqeust, I pulled an almost new copy of The Lake House.  It is in mint condition , I thought, until I found that a mouse nibbled on the rear lower corner. It gnawed a bit of the dust jacket ( which is not required) about the size of a postage stamp and a little corner of the book about the size of a match head.

Do you think it's postable. I messaged the requester to see if she still wants it but as that will take several days I'm curious to see what others think. If she turns it down do I just send it to next person without message or should I just remove it from shelf?

The frustrating thing is how good it is otherwise.

Date Posted: 1/20/2014 1:35 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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From PBS help documents, Swappability:

Cover:

  • Must both be present (front and back)
    • note that a paperback missing its front cover is  usually an illegal, unsold copy
    • "cover" does not = dust jacket.  Hardcovers do not need to include their dust jackets to be swapped here.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed
    • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 square inch, this is OKAY
    • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • A bookplate inside the cover or on the flyleaf is OKAY
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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yep, damage caused by critters definitely makes it unpostable.

Date Posted: 1/20/2014 5:22 PM ET
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If it is only on a Dust Jacket, then the book is postable, unless there is a Requester Condition requiring the Dust Jacket - then the rules for the Cover kick in. As long as there is no request for the Dust Jacket, then it is not required and there are NO condition requirements on it (the Dust Jacket).

 



Last Edited on: 1/20/14 5:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Scott (scalta) - ,
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 8:00 PM ET
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"It gnawed a bit of the dust jacket ( which is not required) about the size of a postage stamp and a little corner of the book about the size of a match head."

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The book has been gnawed.  It is definitely not postable.  You need to cancel the transaction, do not wait for a reply.

You can still offer it in the book bazaar.



Last Edited on: 1/20/14 8:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/21/2014 2:54 PM ET
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Yep , I'm pretty sure it says no chew marks.

Date Posted: 1/21/2014 3:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2013
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Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed

  • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 square inch, this is OKAY
  • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
  • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.

 

Most of us know what the rule is saying and I agree it's not postable. However, I think it needs a a tad reworking where it goes on to explain chewed/gnawed as "That means no pet-chewed (or human chewed) books".  It should say something like, "no animal-chewed (or human chewed)".

- 'cause, you know, there's always someone!



Last Edited on: 1/21/14 4:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 3