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Subject: Question about posting guidelnes
Date Posted: 10/29/2008 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2008
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In the guidelines, it says no torn pages. Is this only text pages or any pages?  I received a book that has the first two pages torn, but the only thing on them is author reviews and a list of the author's books.  Is this ok?  Thanks

Date Posted: 10/30/2008 2:46 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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This is from the help center:


  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • No loose or missing text pages
  • Cover not water damaged (there may be no water damage to any part of the book)
  • No writing or highlighting or underlining on text pages
    • a signature or note on the flyleaf or inside front or back cover is OKAY
    • an author's signature on the title page is OKAY
    • writing or highlighting on the text pages is NOT OKAY
      • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
        • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent(the other is for cookbooks--see below).
Date Posted: 11/1/2008 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2007
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If it were me, I'd probably mark it RWP and PM the sender alerting them to the issue but not request my credit back, especially if the book was in fine shape otherwise.  Then of course, if you post it, you should PM the requestor with the issue before sending.