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Subject: question on book condition
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 12:23 PM ET
Member Since: 10/8/2005
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I got a book from PBS and the edges of some pages appear to be cut wrong from the factory.  I did not mark it as a problem, I don't see it as one and read it with no issues.

Now I notice that the book has a waiting list.  I would like to pass it on to someone who won't mind the pages.  It really is minor.

Is there a way to mark the condition of it?  I would have bought the book at a used bookstore, it is so minor but I worry about getting a RWAP.

Date Posted: 2/3/2013 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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 Are the pages deckle edge by any chance?  If not, you could always post in the If

If not, you could always post in the book bazaar describing the condition and you can still ask for a credit for the book.


Date Posted: 2/3/2013 12:37 PM ET
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what is deckle edge? 

 edited to say, I googled it and that is what it looks like.

Is this ok for swapping?   

I've never seen it before. blush

Last Edited on: 2/3/13 12:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 12:51 PM ET
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Deckle edged books are fine to post.  They are intentionally printed that way.

Date Posted: 2/3/2013 12:56 PM ET
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It is usually first editions that have deckle edges.  Definitely fine.  It is a more expensive process.

Date Posted: 2/3/2013 1:01 PM ET
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Your book is perfectly postable.

Manufacturing erorrs that do not affect the readability or longevity of the book are generally postable.

And, of course, deckle edges are postable as well.