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Subject: Would this be postable??
Date Posted: 4/16/2011 10:41 AM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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Just got this book and it has a hole in the front cover. The hole is smaller then 1/4 X 1/4 




 I didn't get it from anyone on the site, I bought it a sale today.  After I posted the book I noticed the hole.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 10:57 AM ET
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I would lean (slightly) toward it being postable. But barely. Before making final decision on whether or not to keep it on your shelf, I would wait and see what others have to say about this. So, my advice is to keep it there, for now.

Last Edited on: 4/16/11 10:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/16/2011 11:30 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I can't see anything in the pictures, but from your definition it sounds perfectly postable. From the Help Center:



  • Must both be present (front and back)
    • note that a paperback missing its front cover is  usually an illegal, unsold copy
    • "cover" does not = dust jacket.  Hardcovers do not need to include their dust jackets to be swapped here.
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed
    • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 square inch, this is OKAY
    • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • A bookplate inside the cover or on the flyleaf is OKAY
Date Posted: 4/16/2011 12:11 PM ET
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It looks smaller than a square inch and if it is, it's postable. In reality, you might have a disappointed receiver. It's the sort of thing that, while ok to trade, I personally would feel more comfortable offering it for free with an order of a second book. If the hole is small enough, I'd say use your best judgement and decide if it's worth taking a credit for.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 12:15 PM ET
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 It is a brand new book, never read.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 3:02 PM ET
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I think its postable. And I would have no problem receiving it.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 5:19 PM ET
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For me it would come down to whether or not I would be OK  receiving it. Personally, I wouldn't. What I would probably do is either post it in the Book Bazaar or else PM the requester with the link to the picture and give them the choice of  turning it down.