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Subject: Is this okay?
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 3:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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I got a book in last week. From the outside it looks okay but when I was reading it I found a stain from what looks like coffee and there is underlining in it. Is that okay? Or should I write the person and let them know there was a problem. I already marked it received with no problem but I don't think these are allowed. If it was me I wouldn't send the book. Thanks for any thoughts.

Date Posted: 1/25/2010 3:23 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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Personally, I think you're a little too late to do much of anything right now. I would just use this as a learning experience. Make sure you check the book before marking it received.  

But no, coffee stains and underlining are not allowed. I guess you could find them in the transaction archives (mine are squirrelly sometimes and don't always show successfully completely transactions in the order of date) and send them a PM letting them know they sent you an unpostable book but I think it's too late to ask for your credit back.

ETA: I should mention there are exceptions for underlining such as textbooks but those must be approved by the receiver before sending. 

Last Edited on: 1/25/10 3:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 3:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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What Susan said.  Stained books are not postable, but if already marked received without a problem you have few if any options.

Date Posted: 1/25/2010 3:47 PM ET
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Alright, Thanks ladies:) I wrote her just to let her know so in the future it can be stopped. Thanks again!

Date Posted: 1/25/2010 5:05 PM ET
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I had the same experience soon after I joined.  I now take the time to look the books over carefully.  Mostly thebooks are okay, but I just got one last week that has scattered underlining throughout.  I would have missed it if I hadn't examined the book fairly closely.  Thinga can slip by if there is only a quick and cursory look.