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Subject: This is probably a dumb question
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 11:11 PM ET
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I requested a book that was posted without an ISBN. i received it today..the book was a hardback, it was listed as a paperback. this is the book club version of a wishlisted book so honestly it's not that big a deal since i was glad to get it. i think the person probably forgot to change the binding in the drop down menu, bc they did everything else right in the listing of putting in the info of the book.

do i still need to mark it RWAP for wrong binding? i just feel bad because otherwise there's nothing at all wrong with the book.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 11:23 PM ET
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Techincally if it was listed as paperback, and they sent a hardback, then it is RWAP.  However, you can always mark it RWAP and then let them know that you don't want your credit back.  Sometimes the lesson sticks a little more in these cases, even if you don't want a refund. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 11:54 PM ET
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For better or worse, the default is set to "paperback" when you are describing books without an ISPN. So if you don't notice the little square that's what it is described as---a paperback.

I've always thought the default should be blank. That way, if you forget to mark it, at least you are not being misleading.

However, I think most people wou;dn't mind getting a hard cover for a paperback. Even though I prefer paperbacks, I order hard covers when that is all that is available. So If I got a hard cover, I would just assume that that's what I ordered.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 2:44 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/6/2010 7:20 AM ET
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I don't think I would RWAP a book without an ISBN because of binding. After all, the person went to the trouble to list the book without an ISBN most likely because she couldn't list it the normal way. Obviously she was paying attention to the book details for the version posted in the system (and following the rules) but wasn't as careful with her own listing.

If I didn't mind the different binding, I would PMed her to let her know to be more careful in the future and leave it at that.

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Date Posted: 5/6/2010 2:27 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/6/2010 2:46 PM ET
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I agree with others, I'd just PM her to let her know without marking it RWAP. She was trying to follow the rules and is obviously not a careless member or else she'd have just posted it as the hardcover version with ISBN.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 2:51 PM ET
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thanks, i didn't mark it RWAP but i did send the PM letting her know. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 5:13 PM ET
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You did the right thing. I think it's harsh to mark that as RWAP, especially since you're still happy with it. Enjoy your book! :) 

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 5:39 PM ET
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Agree with the others, a friendly PM.

Can you now change the details to indicate that it's a HC?