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Subject: Pages Upside Down
Date Posted: 4/19/2013 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 3/15/2006
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I just received a book that has about 30 pages bound upside down.  Can I mark this RWAP and ask for my credit back?  The pages are upside down and reversed in numbering, so it's not just a matter of turning the book upside down and going forward.  I have swapped a lot of books and never encountered this problem before.

Date Posted: 4/19/2013 7:14 PM ET
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Well, it's up to you.

If all the pages are there and you are able to read them ... if it was me, I probably would not RWAP. You can usually contact the publisher, in the case of in-print books, and they will replace a printing mistake book for free.

If there are pages missing, then definitely RWAP.

Generally, for printing mistakes ... if the book is still readable, I would usually consider it still postable.

I've had some where there was randon splotches of ink (not covering text), a repeated section of pages bound into the book (but no missing pages, just extra ones) ... I would generally post those.

I've also received one that was bound with 40 pages missing (a printing mistake) but I didn't catch it in time to mark it RWAP .. but the publisher sent me a brand new copy free of cost so that one ended up fne. I would have RWAP'd it if I had noticed before I marked it received.

Date Posted: 4/19/2013 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Generally, if all the pages are present and readable (regardless of order or annoyance factor), merely a binding error...TPTB seem to favor the not a RWAP route. 

Members report sucess contacting the publisher for a replacement (if the book is still in print).

Last Edited on: 4/19/13 10:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/20/2013 8:01 AM ET
Member Since: 3/15/2006
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Thanks for your help.  I marked the book received in good condition and I will try to contact the publisher.