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Subject: Possible Missing Pages?
Date Posted: 4/21/2009 10:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2007
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I'm in a strange predicament here, gee, what else is new! LOL.

I received a WL paperback book yesterday, it was a very heavily wishlisted non-fiction one in all formats. When I received it, it is VERY cleaved at the spine at the point in the book where there are some glossy photo pages. There was only one photo page in it, and the book was generally pretty well loved. I'm not too concerned about that.

My problem is, it looks like there are more photo pages that are missing and have fallen out because of the cleaving at the spine. However, I can't prove it! I asked a seller on eBay how many photo pages were in their book (theirs was hardcover, however, so not exact one I have) - and they said EIGHT. I only have one. I find it really hard to believe that the publisher wouldn't have put all the photo pages in one version vs. another. They aren't numbered, so it's impossible to tell that as well. I've looked on all the major book sites I could find, and read reviews to see if it was mentioned anywhere, but I couldn't find an answer.

I haven't yet marked this book received, I wanted to get some opinions on whether I should let this go or not. It's already so beat up I'm not really thinking I should repost it, but with the possibility of missing pages, makes it hard too.

Thanks for any insight you may have!

Date Posted: 4/21/2009 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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You can't post a book with a cleaved spine, I would for sure mark it recieved with a problem.

Date Posted: 4/21/2009 11:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I would mark it as RWP and state that it is well past the point of "in good condition, and not excessively worn". The book is excessively worn, cleaved and missing pages. If you want your credit back ask that they return it so that you can get a complete copy of the book. 

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 12:20 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2008
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she sent you a book that should never have been posted. even if it had all the picture pages it should not have been posted. cleaved spint = unpostable

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 9:26 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2007
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Thanks for the advice everyone, I really appreciate it!  To end the story, this is the response I got back from my very politely (I sure hope) worded note.

Sorry, but I really don't know what you are talking about.
The book I sent was in VERY good contition.
I don't know what happened.

Kind of figured I might receive a response like that. I'm not going to fight it. I'm still able to read the book, and while the missing photo sheets don't ruin the story, it still makes it unpostable, which means it shouldn't have been sent.