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Subject: Postable?
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2009
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I've so far only received one book since signing up. Other books are on their way. Inside the cover, there's a little writing and from what the conditions are for postable books, this is ok. I just started to read it and I had flipped through it when I got it, but missed that there's one word in the beginning of the story that is circled with a pen. I know technically it's not postable, but is it a big deal that one word in the whole book is circled? It kinda sucks to have my first book that I received have minor writing and not be able to post it again. Should I send a PM to the original sender noting this? I don't think it's deemed asking for a credit back. Thoughts?
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 11:58 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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The truth is you really can't post it.   Yes, it seems a shame but those are the rules.   It shouldn't have been sent to you and you can't pass it along.   A lot of people probably wouldn't mind getting a book like this EXCEPT for the fact that the rules are the rules.  They have to draw a line somewhere and it would be hard to make a judgement if the rule said, "only a small amount of writing is allowed", therefore it's NONE.

I know how discourging it can be for a new member.  I'm going to gift a credit to you to make up for this member who sent you an unpostable book.    Happy swapping.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:08 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Any chance it can be erased?

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:12 PM ET
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Aww, Cozette! You're so sweet!!! Thank you! I was looking at the member's profile and it looks like she's fairly new as they don't have a profile and only 4 books posted. Should I PM her and notify her that the book she sent had writing and was therefore, not postable?? Denise, no I tired erasing it already.
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2007
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I would PM her just to make certain she understands. Someone later on down the line may not be willing to be so pleasant and forgiving. You may be saving her some grief as well as some for another swapper. I think it's great you're so calm about it. Kudos to you for being level headed and looking for a solution that is peaceful and helpful. 

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:20 PM ET
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Okay, thanks! Yeah, it's not a huge deal but it's a bummer I can't swap it for credit. When I'm done, it'll have to be added to my unpostable list .. Thanks everyone!
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:22 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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I would PM her at least to explain the rules so that she doesn't keep posting books like that.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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I definitely would not ask for a credit back. Even a long term member could miss ONE small instance of writing in a book, especially if they didn't read it themselves.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:28 PM ET
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I just sent her a PM ... I'll see what she says. It's not work asking for a credit, unless it had a significant amount of writing or highlighting that couldn't be missed. The writing could be easily missed which is why I didn't catch it the first time.
Date Posted: 3/30/2009 12:34 PM ET
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She was fast! She said she was really sorry about it. She didn't read the book and will check her books more carefully before sending them out. I'm glad she was nice about it!!!
Date Posted: 4/1/2009 1:32 PM ET
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I have a similar situation, I'm reading a book and on one page at the beginning of a line there's a pen mark that looks like this: --

I assume that makes it unpostable which is really a bummer.