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Subject: Postable or not?
Date Posted: 12/10/2008 3:16 PM ET
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So I have a book with 77 people on WL. (Long Hard Ride by Lorelie James).  It's in great shape except when I was opening it accidentaly put a puncture mark in the cover. The book was so heavily taped, I needed a scissors to get it out of the wrapping.  I used these little scissors with tiny points. 

If I go the by the 1" tear rule then it's postable.  There's one tiny puncture mark that's only noticable from the inside of the cover and then 2 tiny little scrapes. 

But then it could look like a bite mark to someone.  Postable or not?  I'd prefer to post it here but I'll post it on another site if can't post it here.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 12/10/2008 3:32 PM ET
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i think postable.

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 3:45 PM ET
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Postable to me.

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 4:01 PM ET
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I go with postable. 

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 4:02 PM ET
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I vote postable

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 4:15 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/10/2008 4:21 PM ET
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That's what I thought but I wanted to get some opinions. Someone PM'd me and I posted it right to them. So no worries about getting acused of sending a dog chewed book.  I have to hold the book really close to see the damage that's how small it is.  So I'm going by the under 1" rule.

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 8:44 PM ET
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Yet another good reason why it's wise to use small, pointy scissors, rather than your teeth, to open PBS book packages! :-)

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 10:29 PM ET
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I know people love to just completely cover books in tape. But this is the 2nd book that I've damaged trying to get it out of a mega taped wrapper. At least this one is still postable. I cut part of a cover off one book that was so heavily taped.  There's a difference between taping well and overkill. I have a touch of arthritis in my hands and I can't get them open w/o scissors if they have all that tape.  It's why I read more now and don't do embroidery anymore.  But the tape kills me. 

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 10:31 PM ET
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Mary, that's on my WL and I'd be happy to take it, no matter what size that hole is!  :-)

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 11:42 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 1/31/09 11:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 2