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Subject: RC Question
Date Posted: 9/25/2010 1:15 AM ET
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I think I might be overthinking this one, but I've got a requestor with a RC that includes 'no dog-eared pages.'

When people normally have this kind of RC, I know they don't want books that currently have pages like that, but do they expect that none of the pages have ever been dog-eared? 

This book doesn't have any pages that are currently dog-eared, but I can tell that some of them were at some point.

I'm not sure if I should decline or what?


Date Posted: 9/25/2010 1:29 AM ET
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From how you described the book, I would decline it. I'm more inclined to deny this kind of request though because I think that this one is too picky and I wouldn't want to run the risk of a disagreement over book's condition.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 4:18 AM ET
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I agree with Erin. The RC doesn't allow for previous dog-eared pages, it says NO dog-eared pages. That, to me,. means ever.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 4:25 AM ET
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Definitely decline. I'd RWAP a book if I had an RC like that and the book came with page creases from being dog-eared. Maybe it's just me, but it seems contrary to the whole spirit of the RC to send a book that has clearly been dog-eared (damaged pages--some people would say) and claim that because the page corners are not currently folded, it is not a dog-eared book.

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Date Posted: 9/25/2010 8:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/25/2010 9:18 AM ET
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Scott...just an FYI...even if you smoke outdoors it is good that you decline "no books from smoking home" because you don't realize it but for many of us with allergies that smoke smell can tranfer from your hands, your clothes, etc to the book that you will later hold indoors.  When people say "not from smoking home" they are in most cases talking about the current environment.  I know for myself that is what I mean...I don't care what happened to the book before you got it but, since you are a smoker that would mean a decline.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 10:42 AM ET
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Thanks for all the help!  :)

I went ahead and declined it. I was thinking I would have to anyways, but I know that it took *forever* for this to be posted so that I could get it. I didn't want to deprive someone of it if there was a chance I just misinterpreted the RC.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 11:56 AM ET
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I'm almost at the point where I will decline to send a book with any RC.  The last one I got said "I only want books in new or like new condition".  I have no idea what this person would define "like new" as being, so I declined.  I was tempted to add to my explanation "You can find these books at Amazon.com and other book retailers". 

mistie -
Date Posted: 9/25/2010 1:48 PM ET
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Kate H wrote - "I'm almost at the point where I will decline to send a book with any RC."

Kate, would this include declining requests that were to please wrap the book in plastic? Just curious....;-)

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