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Subject: RWAP or Not? UPDATE!!!
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 8:54 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Need all the wise folks opinions....received a book today, when I took it out of the package and just did a quick check on the outside I noticed what looked like there had to be something between the pages...I opened to that section and there is what looks like chocolate pieces and oil spots.  The oil spot is visible on the edges and when you open to those pages you see nickle size oil spots. There is another section a few pages before that spot where there is chocolate sticking out the end of the book and oil spots.  The oil spots are faint but, still very visible.

Ok, so opinions please....RWAP or Not?

UPDATE:  the sender apologized (she states she never read the book), refunded my credit and told me out of courtesy I should add "no food particles" to my requestor conditions (ROFLOL!!!).  I'm thinking she made that suggestion because I said out of courtesy if she is going to mail the book 9 days later than she indicated she should let the requestor know. Whew!!! survived!!!

Last Edited on: 10/2/09 1:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 8:57 PM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2009
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If it's stained, which it sounds like it is, then I'd RWAP.

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 9:46 PM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2007
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It sounds like a stain, so I would consider it RWAP.  If it's obvious, they should have noticed it also.   The requirements of PBS are below.

Overall Condition:

  • No damage at all from water or other liquid
  • Not soiled
  • No stains (exception for cookbooks--see below)
  • No mold
  • no highlighting, underlining or writing on text pages (exception for Textbooks/Workbooks and travel guidebooks --see below)
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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What's the matter, you don't like chocolate while you read ? :-P

Unpostable = RWP.

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 10:02 PM ET
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Definitely sounds like RWAP to me:)

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 10:07 PM ET
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"What's the matter, you don't like chocolate while you read ? :-P"

Melanie D. - Actually no I don't like chocolate while I read but, only because I am highly allergic to chocolate. (no, I don't have an RC about chocolate.)

I did think personally that it was RWAP but, I always hate to mark it as such...perhaps I can ease the feeling bad by marking it RWAP and not requesting my credit...will have to think about it.

Date Posted: 10/1/2009 10:26 PM ET
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You should ask for your credit back if there is something you are allergic to mushed in it. Get your credit back so you get a clean copy and don't feel bad about it. You obviously are not the one who rendered the book unpostable.

Date Posted: 10/2/2009 2:32 AM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2009
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lol its funny two people have posted about chocolate. I wonder if they had the same sender :o)