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Subject: Is this postable? Cover "peel"
Date Posted: 2/8/2008 10:45 AM ET
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I have a book that has a sort of "tear" in the cover.  Basically a 1.5x 1 inch (at its widest, tapering to a point) layer tear in the cover.  I know the guidelines mention 1" tears, but I kinda interpreted that as through the cover completely tears, not where the top layer of the cover has been peeled off. 

Postable, or no?

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 11:19 AM ET
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I would probably offer it as a freebie with an order to be on the safe side.  it isn't a tear in the traditional sense but it is a tear

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 12:11 PM ET
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If there's nothing else wrong with the book - I'd say it's postable.  This sounds to me like a minor issue.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 1:09 PM ET
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I'd say it's postable.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 1:24 PM ET
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I wouldn't post it.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 2:03 PM ET
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I would not post it...it sounds like it falls into that fuzzy guideline area.

One criteria I use, IF the book meets the PBS conditions, is "is this something *I* would want to recieve?". 

I would offer it free with an order.

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Date Posted: 2/8/2008 2:48 PM ET
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I'm not sure I understand the nature of this "tear" that isn't a tear.  Book peel?  I don't quite get it.  So I don't know if I'd post it or not.

Still, if you post it, and you get a request, I'd PM the recipient and let them know about this and see if they still want the book anyway.  I know some people are against sending/receiving extra PMs, but to me they are an effective form of communicating, and communication between two parties is a good thing.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 3:45 PM ET
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I would be disappoined if I received this book in a swap.  I would not post it.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 3:53 PM ET
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I'm thinking this is a hardback where part of the cover has peeled back, maybe the corner.  I can see why you wouldn't exactly classify it as a tear, although some people might.  It feels to me as if you'll have to make the call on this one yourself, and as Robin said, communicating is a good thing.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 3:57 PM ET
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Do you mean like the top cover picture is kind of peeling off the backing?  I would say no.  I wouldn't want to pay a credit for a book with that kind of damage. If you decide to post it anyway, be prepared to offer a credit back if the person complains.  I would offer it as a freebie.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 4:05 PM ET
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I think the cover is torn and being over 1.5in at the widest, its unpostable. Whether the tear is through the whole cover or not, the cover is still torn.  I wouldn't care about this kind of damage, but I do think it does not meet PBS postable guidelines.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 6:56 PM ET
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This is a paperback where a portion of the front cover is "peeled" off.  So it is not torn through, but a portion of the front is "white" from where the cover has been peeled away.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 8:43 PM ET
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I received some ex-library books that had the card pockets torn out, therefore peeling some of the inside cover off as well. I guess I should have marked them RWAP right? since they are unpostable to me.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 9:07 PM ET
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I wouldn't consider that to be 'good' condition, so I wouldn't post it.  Offer it as a freebie to someone who orders something else from your shelf.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 9:21 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/9/2008 12:10 AM ET
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Unfortunately, this is a book I have just received.  *sigh*  I wanted to see what the "peel" would be considered.  I'd already received one book months ago with a hole in a random spot of the PB cover.

Guess I know what I'm doing with it when I'm done reading it.