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Subject: RWAP -- 2 in one day....
Date Posted: 9/27/2010 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2009
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Not from the same person, though.

I haven't marked either book received yet (will mark both RWAP), because I can't decide whether to ask for my credits back or not. One book has little triangles ripped out of a couple of pages, and the other has water damage on about the last 10 pages (there's a liquid stain; it's not just humidity).

Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 4:29 PM ET
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First determine if the RWAP is by sender or if by USPS. If the RWAP is by sender, then only you can determine whether you'd like to ask for your credit back.

If the RWAP is by the USPS and you don't think that the wrapping of the book contributed to its damage in route, then you shouldn't ask for your credit.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 5:45 PM ET
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The way I decide whether or not to ask for credits back is whether or not I was planning on re-posting it, and if it is not gross in some way.

So, if I get a RWAP book but I was intending on keeping it, and it is not icky in some way, then I usually don't ask for a credit back.

If I was intending on re-posting the book when I was done, then I generally ask for the credit back.

If it was me, I might ask for the credit back on the liquid damage (because that is kind of icky to me) but maybe not on the rips on the pages .... because that is not making the book gross. That's just me, though. You can ask for both credits back if you want .... and if you were planning on reposting both  books, then that is what I would do!

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:12 PM ET
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This is happening to me so much lately. I used to only have a problem like this every once in awhile, now it's every other book I get. Anyone else noticing this happening more and more often?


Today I got an ARC with coffee stains!! It seems useless to ask for a credit back b/c they never give it back anyway.


I agree with Sara on the gross factor, lol. B/c I was ok with ARC I got today until I saw the huge coffee stains. Good luck!!

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:38 PM ET
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I haven't had any problems with the books I have been receiving.  Most of the books I have received lately look almost new!  I guess I'm on a lucky streak here.  I'm not sure the one with the triangles is a RWAP though.  You call them "little".  Isn't there something about being able to be missing less than  an inch corner from a page?

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 7:08 PM ET
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Kate, no to your question. The rip is just for the cover (I assume to account for some normal wear and tear); the rules say no ripped pages.

Most of the books I receive are great -- I received another one today in great condition that was marked mailed yesterday.  :-)

The ick factor is big, I guess. I got one earlier this year with the wrong ISBN (the poster had 2 copies of the same book with different ISBN's). I was going to repost it under the correct ISBN so I didn't ask for my credit back initially, but when I got halfway through the book and there was a crazy yellow stain across a whole page, I did ask for it back. The sender was really gracious about it.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 7:32 PM ET
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I pretty much only ask for a credit back if it was 1. unreadable, or 2.  I was planning on reposting.  I RWP everything that doesn't meet posting guidelines.

I haven't had a RWP in a while.  Of course, after saying that, I'll probably get 3 in a row!  I've always received my credit back when I've asked except for once, I think.  YMMV.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 9:33 PM ET
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I've had the opposite problem.  Two of my books in the last week have been marked by the recipient as RWP.  The first guy swears that I damaged it myself regardless of the fact that I inspected it closely before posting because he had a whole list of RCs that pretty much boiled down to "I only want books that are absolutely brand new."  In retrospect, that should have been a clue to just not send it to him even though it met his conditions.  The second one was claimed to be damaged by PO (which I could totally believe) except that the person is now harassing me that I should return his credit because "if there was any damage in shipping you obviously didn't pack it right."  Apparently I'm just a target for loonies this week.