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Subject: New today: ?? about book condition
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have purchased new book of Diana Palmer Hard to Handle which is 2 of her books in one large edition.  It's in great shape except a 2in tear on the cover.  I personally would not mind spending a credit on this book but according to the guidelines I'm not supposed to post it.  I also have a couple really old Nan Ryan, Catherine Coulter books that are questionable-again they wouldn't bother me but someone else...,  Can I post them and when someone requests them let them know before I send it out? 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Sorry, no.  Guidelines are extremely clear about tears in covers.  As foir the other books, it depends on what is wrong with them.  if they fit the guidelines but are merely "borderline" you can PM the requestor and be specific about what is wrong with them.  If they have any of the problems that are forbidden by the guidelines they are unpostable.

Unpostable books can be given away "free with order" in the Book Bazaar forum.  There are also other trading sites which allow you to specifically describe book condition.

Good luck, and welcome to PBS!

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2006
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Generally it has been pretty clearly answered in any number of "book condition" posts... No.

The rules allow up to a 1" cover tear. Many people do post "questionable" books and message the requestor--and the forums are full of pleadings for people to stop doing that!

The place to give those books away is in the bazaar forum. They are frequently offered "free with order". Some people also put them in their signature lines so where ever they post in the forums, their offer shows up at the end of their post.

The usual procedure is for the requestor to order some other book from your shelf and then send you a message asking you to include the damaged/questionable book free with their order. Postage for two books is usually not much more than for 1.

 edited to add: Thanks for asking first. ... and Welcome to the club!



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