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Subject: Is this postable??
Date Posted: 5/29/2009 1:53 PM ET
Member Since: 10/11/2008
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I'm really only asking b/c I am constantly recieving books with this "little" flaw, but I feel hesitant to post them back into the system...but I figure, hey, I'm getting them in this condition!....maybe it's no biggie.

The trade PB has a small 1/2 inch or so tear on the bottom of the spine.  The tear carry's through to about 5 pages or so into the book.  The last  2 or 3 (WL'd to boot) books I have recieved have been in this condition!  I did not consider nor post them as RWAP. 

What do you think??

Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 3:35 PM ET
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Pages are not allowed to have tears so they would be unpostables.  Covers are allowed a tear as long as it's less then 1".

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 4:04 PM ET
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That's what I thought.  Im so upset that Iv'e gotten a few books who's swapability ends with me!  It makes me feel like from now on I have to report RWAP, and I sooo don't want to have to do that!  *sigh*

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 4:56 PM ET
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Well it even says in the PBS guidelines that every book eventually comes to it's last person as a swapable book and that person might be you sometimes.  But if it's something that clearly shouldn't have been posted then mark RWP. You don't have to ask for a credit back, I don't always.  But marking RWP helps get the bad senders off PBS and it doesn't hurt the person who just didn't pay attention when they posted the book and normally sends out good ones.