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Subject: Postable??: Book Printer's Mistake
Date Posted: 9/10/2011 11:18 PM ET
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Hi all:  I just received a book that has a mistake inside:  after page 86, the next pages are pages 55 through 86, and then page 87 starts and the rest of the book is just fine.  Obviously, this book was deemed postable by the person who sent it to me, and once I figured out what was going on, I didn't have a problem  reading the book.  Yet, I'm wondering if I should post it or just toss it?

What do you all think?

 

Thanks!   AYJ

Date Posted: 9/10/2011 11:34 PM ET
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If the entire book is there, then I do not see a problem.  The problem occurs when the duplicated pages replace other pages.  I had a good history book that I was really in to.   Then after page 200, it started all over again.  Took me a while before I could get a good copy so I could finish it.



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Date Posted: 9/10/2011 11:37 PM ET
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It's weird, but I think it's postable.  If it were my book, I'd post it if it were the only copy or there was a wishlist.  If there were many copies already posted, I'd probably donate it or pass it on to a friend.



Last Edited on: 9/10/11 11:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/11/2011 8:45 AM ET
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Some time ago, there was a huge thread with members debating about whether or not books with mistakes made by the publisher were postable. Some said yes they were while others said no they weren't. My thought was that they were postable.

I can't recall what the thread decided but I say post it and, if the recieving member complains, tell them to take it up with the book publisher.

Date Posted: 9/11/2011 9:38 AM ET
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All pages are there.  Post it.

Date Posted: 9/11/2011 10:44 AM ET
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I would not just send it out. Since it obviously caused some pause for you, it will probably continue to do so for people getting it down the road. The site's preference on books with printer error's is that the person with the book attempt to get it replaced from the publisher rather than just posting it and sending it on. Sending it and then telling the receiver to take it up with the publisher is just passing the problem off onto someone else and a bit rude IMO (don't you feel like it would have been nice if the sender dealt with it or let you know?) If you post it, I would let the receiver know of the issue, but that all of the story is there.  You could also offer it in the Bazaar where the requester would know up front that the book has issues.



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Date Posted: 9/11/2011 10:55 AM ET
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I don't know if it's postable or not, but I'd be bummed out if I got it. I wouldn't post it.

Subject: Postable??: Book Printers Mistake
Date Posted: 9/11/2011 11:40 AM ET
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Thank you all for your opinions.  I don't think I am going to post it.  Since it is the only copy showing in the system, I can see it possibly causing problems in the future as it made it's way around.

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! smiley

 

AYJ

Date Posted: 9/11/2011 12:51 PM ET
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I once had a paparback like that. About halfway through the book, it started over from the beginning and ran straight through to the end. After that, the rest of the original pages continued to the end. It was an entire book within a book. And I was wondering why it was so unusually thick when I bought it. And here I thought I was going to get a nice looong story. lol 

You could always offer your book in the book bazaar and ask for a credit for it. Just describe the issue. The entire book is there, after skipping over that extra chunk of pages.

If it's a sought-after book, someone will probably snap it right up.



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Date Posted: 9/11/2011 2:11 PM ET
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In case you were curious about those other threads I mentioned, here are the links:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Manufacturer-Error/topic/219283/ 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Book-Missing-Repeating-Pages/topic/218066/ 

Hope they help.

Date Posted: 9/11/2011 2:39 PM ET
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You could make a post in the Book Bazaar about it & let people know there is a publishing mistake in it. Someone may still want the book anyway & you could post it for them.

I personally wouldn't have a problem with a book that had that kind of mistake if all the pages were still there.  However, it's possible other people might not want a book with a mistake like that.

Date Posted: 9/12/2011 3:17 PM ET
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I agree with Amber about using the Bazaar- I got a great cookbook there once where the poster explained how the binding/text (however you want to look at it) was upside down. I don't know if I would've been happy getting it in a traditional swap, but I was fine using a credit for it, being forewarned.

edited for grammar



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Date Posted: 9/18/2011 1:07 AM ET
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If you have any book stores in the area, maybe you can swap out for a correct copy. Some are able to send things back to publishers for refunds.

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 12:39 AM ET
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--1 Erin--- if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.  That's why people get so fed up when they're told a bad book they recevied had been mailed to the sender that way from another member..  

Remember, "Do unto others............."

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 9:55 AM ET
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Jeanne > If a book was completely missing pages, then I wouldn't post it. But repeating pages like this, I'd still post it because all the pages are there.

Printing mistakes happen and, when they do, they happen to a ton of the books. I've read a book that was missing a whole page and I could still read it with no problem. Is that unpostable? And what about the books I don't read that I post on my bookshelf? Stuff I get from friends and family, or cheap books from sales to beef up my shelf? Am I accountable for a printing mistake in those? Does a single typo make a book unpostable?

As you can see in this thread and in the others I posted, everyone has a different opinion on this subject. We'll just have to agree to disagree.

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 1:08 PM ET
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I've read a book that was missing a whole page and I could still read it with no problem. Is that unpostable? - You really have to ask that? Its absolutely and completely unpostable.

And what about the books I don't read that I post on my bookshelf? Stuff I get from friends and family, or cheap books from sales to beef up my shelf? Am I accountable for a printing mistake in those? If it makes a book unusable, yes. In the end, a book you post to your bookshelf you are representing as postable. You are 100% responsible for what you swap here and not reading them is not an excuse for sending something not postable. If the receiver can get a replacement for a book with a printing error then they should, but if they cannot, then yes you would be responsible. You can read the  PBS Team's opinion here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Publisher-Messes-Up-Sender-Catch/topic/189480/?#p3955007

...As you can see in this thread and in the others I posted, everyone has a different opinion on this subject...The opinion that matters is the site owners and their opinion is that the person with the book should be seeking a replacement from the publisher. Once the printer error has been discovered, it is that person's responsibility to seek out the replacement, not pass the problem on to someone else to deal with. Bringing up things like single typos is not relevent, its not the same thing as major printing errors.



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