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Subject: I, too, need a "postability opinion"
Date Posted: 6/2/2009 2:59 PM ET
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I have 2 brand new books (i'll be the first reader).  They were discounted on B&N.  They are both WL'd, one of them in the 500's.

They both have the black "magic marker" slash along the bottom of the pages often seen in used bookstore inventory.

One of them has a thin razor mark on the cover (probably from the person opening the stock).

What's your opinion???   Neither of them have been read yet, but once I have shall I play it safe and use BB?

Thanks!!!   :-)



Last Edited on: 6/2/09 3:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 6/2/2009 3:08 PM ET
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The marks done by B&N is called a remander mark. There are different kinds...

http://www.mywingsbooks.com/coll-terms/rms_.shtml

And remander marks are allowed. Including the one where they cut the corner off of one edge of the cover. It just can't be bigger than an inch on each side of the cover, IIRC.

I don't think the razor mark makes the book unpostable, as long as it's not a cut through the cover. If it's a cut or tear, it can't be more than an inch. I've gotten a lot of books with shelf wear and scratches, and a few with razor scratches. Even a few with a small amount of missing corner and some small tears. All allowable.

If someone wants a book better than the basic PBS standards, they need to have an RC up and running.

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 3:09 PM ET
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Remainder marks are absolutely postable. If you search the Help Center for that phase you will find the rule saying they are fine.

The razor mark - how big is it? Does it go all the way through the cover? If the cover is just scored and not cut, I personally wouldn't call it a cut and say its postable. If it is cut all the way through, then you'd need to follow the posting guidelines of no more than 1 inch. If it is less than one inch, it would be postable.

Being new or wishlisted does not change the posting rules. It does better your chance of getting a credit for it in the Book Bazaar, but the books still cannot be posted into the system.

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 3:15 PM ET
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Being new or wishlisted does not change the posting rules. It does better your chance of getting a credit for it in the Book Bazaar, but the books still cannot be posted into the system.

Sure, I would never think that would change the rules.  The mark is surely longer than an inch, but doesn't penetrate through the cover.  Perhaps I'll play it safe and offer it in BB with its condition stated, since I would like to get a credit for it (fairly, of course)

Thanks

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 9:44 PM ET
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I would post them. Personally, I wouldn't mind recieving a book with the marks that are on those, but maybe you should PM whoever orders them and ask if they mind before you mail them.

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 1:38 AM ET
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You can also go to that particular forum for your books (ie. Chick Lit, Mystery, Para, etc) and post the books (and describe the razor mark) in the "Is this on your WL" thread.  Odds are that your books will go fast; I've posted in the WL threads and had books requested in 2 minutes. The members are quick ;)

 

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 1:48 AM ET
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If they were books I wanted they would be just fine....I never ding someone for small things ...also the posters above said its allowed......If they are on my reminder or wishlist post them to me :)

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 6:18 AM ET
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Thank you all!!!   :-)