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Subject: Is this postable?
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:02 PM ET
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I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but here goes.

I received a paperback with a printing error - a few pages of text were printed out of order although you would never realize this from the page numbers.  Someone wrote a small (and extremely helpful) note in pencil stating what order to read the mixed-up pages.  It's such an odd circumstance, and it's the only time I can picture being glad of a book being written in, but I'm guessing no writing means no writing.  I'm curious as to what other people think.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:11 PM ET
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I wouldn't post it FIFO, but you could post in the Book Bazaar and ask for a credit.  Especially if it's a WL book somebody will snap it up.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:20 PM ET
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it would certainly depend on where the writing is located...in the front cover of the book, it would still be postable...on the text pages, unpostable.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 8:16 PM ET
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I'd be disappointed to receive a book like that.

I'd advertise it in the Book Bazaar.

M.E. (ryenke) -
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 8:21 PM ET
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Well, I don't think it is postable, but it falls into that funny area - I wouldn't post it but I'd be happy to recieve it. 

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 8:21 PM ET
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One alternative would be to contact the publisher, since it is a printing error, and ask for a replacement copy, explaining the situation.  Then you'll have a cohesive and postable book.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 9:04 PM ET
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One alternative would be to contact the publisher, since it is a printing error, and ask for a replacement copy, explaining the situation.

Unfortunately, the book is over 30 years old, so I don't think this is an option :(.  I didn't mark it RWAP (I wouldn't feel comfortabe doing so in this case), and had no problem with the book, but I will definitely refrain from posting it.  I may offer it in the BB at some point.  It's a classic with other ISBNs wishlisted, and there are no copies in the system at all, so someone may want it.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:14 AM ET
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If it's 30 years old and wishlisted I think almost anyone would be glad to have the book. I would. I had a book once that wasn't quite up to my standards but in a really old book that is expected. I posted it and then sent a PM telling the person the condition and they were very happy to recieve it. I have some books on my wish list that I would take in any conditon at all if it is readable. I also told the person that if they didn't want it I would cancel it so they wouldn't lose their place on the wishlist. It's okay to offer it in the BB but most PBS members don't look in the forums so the chance of finding one of the people who really want the book is very low. I have a book on my wishlist that is out of print and the only one of a series I  haven't read and I  would take ANY copy of it but there is no way to tell a person who has the book that I would gladly pay a credit for any conditon.

In case anyone has an unpostable of the book I want it is Miss Melville Runs for Cover :: Evelyn E. Smith