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Subject: Question about book
Date Posted: 1/2/2009 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 10/8/2006
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Help I just recieved a book and when I opened it in the back the pages are coming loose from the binding??? How do I mark this book ????

Date Posted: 1/2/2009 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2008
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If you received the book with the pages seperated from the binding, you should mark it Received with a Problem.

Date Posted: 1/2/2009 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Mark it RWP and ask for your credit back.  Be very polite.  If they want the book back they need to give you your credit back and cover postage.  You may not get your credit back but at least it'll be reported.  RWP don't hurt someone who normally sends out good books but missed the damage on one. But they do help get rid of chronic bad book senders.

Date Posted: 1/2/2009 7:31 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Usually, the "chronic" bad book senders won't send your credit back.  Nor will they give you a credit for sending it back -  so don't!  People who've been on here are for the most part wanting to be fair and honest and will be glad to give you your credit back.  Just be gentle and describe the problem and ask for your credit back (stating a time to hear back is a good thing - so you can re-request the title).   I dislike having to ask for my credits back - but I've learned to do it.  Be sure to check out your incoming books thoroughly upon receiving them.  I do mean throroughly.  I recieved a book that has about 15 people on WL for it ( and lots more for the revised edition).  It's 750+ pages.  I did a check on it.  I didn't catch the several pages of notes in the margins and some underlining.  I'm disappointed with myself for that.  I can't believe I didn't see it.  But it's too late now, and it turns out I wouldn't have read the whole book anyway because of the bias of the author.  I do feel the urge to send a PM to the sender about the notes and underling and telling them to check it themselves more closely - but I'm a victim of my own oversight so it's just the pot calling the kettle black!