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Subject: Question about smoke....
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 3/30/2008
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I sent a book out last week and it was received today and marked received. I got a thank you note, which I really like to get.Gives me a warm fuzzy. Anyway at the end of the note the member states that the book has a faint smell of cigarettes BUT it should be gone in a day or so.

I do smoke,Its on my profile that we have a smoking house, and that you'll get free cat and dog hair with every book as well.

Should I send a Pm to everyone who requests a book letting them know as well? Im guesssing that people do not read profiles all the time, Or should I just let it go and just keep an eye out for requestor conditions? I do worry about people with allergies getting my books, and I buy used all the time and don't know if the last owner was a smoker or not.

This book was the only complaint I've received, and it wasn't even my book, it came from a smokefree teenager. It Was in my house just long enough to wrap. Can smoke get on it that quick?

I'd like to say the note was POLITE and in no way nasty, This is MY reaction to it.



Date Posted: 7/1/2008 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2007
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I wouldn't worry about it. If they don't want books that smell like smoke then they should be taking the time to check profiles for information like that, PM'ing if they don't find any, or at least have requestor conditions about it.

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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I'm not a big fan of the smell of cigarette smoke and briefly had RC's requesting no books from a currently smoking household.  I since took the RCs away.  I have many of my wish listed books on auto-request and I decided I'm willing to take books that smell smoky in order to get a book I really want.  I once received a book that was really, really smoky smelling, but even that one aired out after a couple of weeks of sitting in the garage (I've also read the suggestion of putting it in a container of kitty litter or sprinkling it with baking soda).  So, bottom line from someone who really doesn't care for the smell of cigarette smoke, unless there's an RC regarding it, I wouldn't worry about sending them the book. 

I must say, you are very considerate to be concerned about it!


Edited to correct grammatical error.  Oops!

Last Edited on: 7/1/08 11:31 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
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I wouldn't worry about it either.  If someone is sensitive to the smell, they should have it in their conditions.

I used to smoke, and the smell really bothers me now, but the few books I've gotten that have a strong smoky smell, I just left in the garage for a few days to air out and they were fine :)

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 11:33 AM ET
Member Since: 3/30/2008
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Thanks everyone!

I feel better knowing they won't reek for an eternity.

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 12:31 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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don't worry about it!  I have a RC that I don't want books that are currently in a smoking environment so you would not accept my request.  If I didn't have that up then it is my "burden" do deal with smoky books.

If you ever do a special in the book bazaar, you might mention that you have a smoking household because not everyone reads the profile when ordering books...or at least I don't!  Or you could put it in your signature so it is there all the time

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 1:27 PM ET
Member Since: 3/30/2008
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I think I may have to change my current signature is Im going to say I smoke!!..lol

But I will mention it when I post to the bazaar.......I hadnt thought of that. Thanks for the suggestion.