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Subject: Please help, is this postable?
Date Posted: 5/3/2010 4:27 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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This pb has a math problem written on the inside front cover and the inside back cover. It's a mystery book, for goodness sake, why would someone do math on there? lol I got it at an FOL sale, so not my math. The title page and the text pages are just fine otherwise.

Sorry, I pushed the button too quick, before.

Last Edited on: 5/3/10 4:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/3/2010 4:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/3/2010 4:36 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2010
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I think writing on the inside cover is ok.

eta: The conditions in the help section say no writing on the text pages, and I believe I've seen here in the forum someone post that it was ok to have some writing on the inside of the cover.

Overall Condition:

  • No damage at all from water or other liquid
  • Not soiled
  • No stains (exception for cookbooks--see below)
  • No mold
  • no highlighting, underlining or writing on text pages (exception for Textbooks/Workbooks and travel guidebooks --see below)

Last Edited on: 5/3/10 4:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/3/2010 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yes, i think its postable, too.

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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The inside front cover, inside back cover, and title page are allowed to have writing.  This is where dedications, autographs, library marks, and stamps from used bookstores usually show up.  These are not considered text pages.

That said, I'd never post a mystery where the resolution was noted there.   But math?  Sounds fine.

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 9:26 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Thanks everyone. Now, I feel better and have mailed it on its way to a requestor.

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 8:24 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2009
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I wouldn't mind it if I got it. Although if it was in marker bleeding through, that's another story. I get the occasional initial inside a book with a little note like Great! or HEA! inside.