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Amy
Subject: Postable book question - WDYT?
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:36 PM ET
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Okay, I received a book that's in good condition that I was planning on re-posting once I'm finished. However, when I was opening the packaging, I must have cut into the book a bit by accident. There is a small cut now, probably only 1-3 centimeters long (maybe less) on the last 50 pages or so. Still perfectly readable.

Would this book be considered postable? I searched through the posting guidelines and could not find anything on this. What are your thoughts? Would you want this book?

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:40 PM ET
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I think it's postable.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:44 PM ET
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It does say that a small rip less than an inch is okay for the cover....nothing about cut pages.

Amy
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:47 PM ET
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Thanks, Rick. I think it is too, but I thought I would get some other opinions.

Tracy - Yeah I saw that. Hmm.. I dunno.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:48 PM ET
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I know that I would be happy if you PM'd me with the condition before mailing.

Amy
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:52 PM ET
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Yeah, I figured I would post it and when/if someone requests it, accept and then send the PM. Will keep that in mind.

Thanks for the input.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 5:29 PM ET
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I dunno, Help says no torn pages. If the cut is as big as 3 cm, I'd probably not post it. If were small enough that it looks more like a dent than a cut, I'd post it.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 5:44 PM ET
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A tear is different than a cut. I think PM'ing (following the advice from help "If you feel your book falls into a "grey area", you can either post the book and send a Personal Message to the requestor, or not post the book") is the perfect way to handle it.

 



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Date Posted: 8/12/2008 6:13 PM ET
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A tear is different than a cut. - Not much in my opinion, they cause the same damage to the text pages. How is a receiver going to know if you cut it or tore it?

You can PM a receiver. If it is a rare book, they may not care. If I received a PM that a book was damaged, I would take it that the sender is trying to pass of an unpostable for a credit and decline it. If the book is postable, you shouldn't need to PM. IMBFO, If a PM is needed, I'd reconsider posting the book.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 9:53 PM ET
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I'm kind of with Melanie on this one. If I think a pm is needed than I don't post the book.  If it were a WL book, I'd suggest posting it in the book bazaar and seeing if someone wants it anyway.  If it's common in PBS than I'd offer it as a freebie.

Amy
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 11:52 PM ET
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How is a receiver going to know if you cut it or tore it?

There is no way I could tear something with that kind of precision. The receiver would definitely be able to tell it was cut by something/someone, not torn.

I'm sticking with Rick's idea and I'll end up posting it then PMing the requestor. I think as long as the requestor doesn't have a specific RC on minutely cut pages, I think it will end up being okay.



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