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Subject: RC Declined because their book has water damage
Date Posted: 12/1/2016 9:48 AM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2006
Posts: 284
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First off, let me say that I know my RC is restrictive and I'm ok with that. I get a lot of declines and again, I'm ok with that. I'm being picky. Sometimes, I have to turn off my RC.

However, I just received a decline, their right I understand that, but it basically states that the book is water damaged. I'm glad I'm not getting it but they will be listing it for others. Do I do anything?

Their reply

" I'm sorry but my copy has some stiff pages, where it looks like some pages got wet and dried awkwardly. I bought this book used and this was present. Reading your conditions, I felt that could be a problem. Sorry for the inconvenience."

Date Posted: 12/1/2016 10:32 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I would report to PBS since it is in unpostable condition it should not have been offered to anyone, regardless of your RC.

Date Posted: 12/1/2016 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
Posts: 2,270
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I concur, report to PBS as the member clearly states that there IS water damage and the book should have never been posted.

Date Posted: 12/1/2016 1:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2006
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Thanks. I sent a message to PBS and they followed right up. Apparently it was a new member who may not have understood all the policies.

Date Posted: 12/1/2016 5:23 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2008
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My RC gets declined occassionally for the water damage too. I don't think a lot of members know the posting guidelines.