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Subject: And public opinion says?
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:43 AM ET
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 I believe I have a RWAP, Sender Damage. Before recording it as such though a little voice it telling me to seak public opinion on this one.

 The book was wrapped in a paper bag, and corners with packing tap. Wonderful! I love when people recycle! However... the inside of the paper bag has green print, the ink from that got on the book and stained it. No water damage, just simply being next to it. Not damage done my UPS. Who would have thought though right?

 Pictures here of course

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  Your thoughts? 



Last Edited on: 10/21/10 12:45 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:52 AM ET
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You can easily remove that by gently rubbing with a piece of fine-grained sandpaper. I don't think I'd RWAP it, but I'd send them a PM letting them know what happened and suggest using plastic.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 1:03 AM ET
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Seems like a pretty obvious RWAP to me. What makes you feel hesitant about it?

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 1:22 AM ET
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Looks to me like there is a water line in the green.

If its minor and I can sand it off, I usually won't RWAP, but that doesn't look like it could be be completely removed.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 2:43 AM ET
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Looks like it was wet somehow. Most people don't read these forums and won't know the tips on sanding them off, so I think most people would RWAP it.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 3:40 AM ET
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If you're certain, as you say, that there is no water damage then I would not mark it RWAP. The reason being,she probably had no idea the ink would rub off on the book. But I would send her a PM and let her know that if she's going to use paperbags with ink on them then she needs to use plastic.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 7:14 AM ET
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Would an obvious ink mark like this fall under the "no stains" condition requirements? (I wouldn't think so.)  Agree it would be a nice gesture to tell the sender about it, though.



Last Edited on: 10/21/10 7:15 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 9:29 AM ET
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I would RWAP this book because of the staining and it looks like some water damage. You can decide whether you ask for your credit back or not.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 10:29 AM ET
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If you're certain, as you say, that there is no water damage then I would not mark it RWAP. The reason being,she probably had no idea the ink would rub off on the book. But I would send her a PM and let her know

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Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:06 AM ET
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Gotta be careful with ink on wrapping materials.  I don't even use the printed part of a plastic bag when I wrap because of that.

-RD

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:57 AM ET
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If there is no liquid damage, then I wouldn't mark it RWAP.

It really just looks like shelf wear, and I've seen a lot of used books with 'dirty' ends from shelves, crayons and other stuff like remander marks and penciled in names. All just normal wear for a used book.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:19 PM ET
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The problem with brown paper (recycled grocery bags, etc), is that it is a very porous material.  Because of that, it will absorb moisture quickly.  People who use brown paper to wrap their packages should always cover the books with plastic first to protect them.

In this case, I don't think it's a RWAP.  As others said, you can easily sand the coloring off. 

 

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 2:21 PM ET
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Things I am taking into consideration:

 When the sender wrapped this, it was in perfect condition I believe.

 The Green was not caused by the USPS.

 If it is slight water damage, that would be from USPS.

 It could have been prevented using different wrapping.

 I might be able to sand the green off if ever I get wround to getting sand paper.

This is a keeper for me so I am not worried about the green personally.

    So I will NOT be asking for a credit back.

 

 But is this a WRAP worth a black mark, or just a PM heads up to wrap in something else?

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 2:39 PM ET
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 But is this a WRAP worth a black mark, or just a PM heads up to wrap in something else?

Just a PM.

I save the RWAP for something they should have known, ignored, and when I believe I should get my credit back.

PM's are for friendly reminders or to let them know about something that might help them in the long run.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 2:49 PM ET
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PM not a RWAP.  If the person wrapped the package sloppily or sent you a book damaged somehow (that they should have known better) then I would RWAP. 

 

This was an honest mistake and will probably never happen again once they know about it.

It's nice that you're taking such pains to make sure this is done right. 

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 2:57 PM ET
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I had this happen to a book I received. And was in a quandary about it same as you.  I didn't rwap it.  I did explain it to the sender.  But when I finished reading the book I couldn't bring myself to repost it as I figured someone would call it stained.  So if it happens again I will rwap it unless I intend to keep the book.

Do let person know so we can help stop this issue from reoccurring

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 5:34 PM ET
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I think that makes the difference for me, something that now it is known will not happen again. I am going to PM about it! Thank you dear PBS public!