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Subject: RWAP?
Date Posted: 11/17/2009 5:23 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2009
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Sorry about the photo quality, but I was using the camera we pulled out of the house, and it's so badly smoke damaged it barely works and is getting worse by the day (we're ordering a new one this week). Anyway, the book I got in the mail has a small red stain on the page edges, pages that are wavy at the bottom (but I don't think it's water damage), and writing on the back cover and a few inside pages (not pages belonging to the book text itself, but in the book notes at the end of the book). What do you think?





Date Posted: 11/17/2009 7:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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The underlining alone makes it unpostable:

Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing

  • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
  • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
  • This is the one of the ONLY three cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the others are for travel guidebooks and cookbooks--see below).
Date Posted: 11/17/2009 9:08 AM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2009
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I agree with Khristine, the writing would make it unpostable. The stains are very tiny, but according to guidelines, there should be no stains. I personally might accept the book with tiny stains, but not repost it. But, the writing would be a definite unpostable. 

Date Posted: 11/17/2009 4:30 PM ET
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If the stains are on the surface of the edge of the book, you can remove it with sandpaper. If it is marker or pen on the page edge, it is postable as-is. Hard to tell what it is.

Usually when I get one like that, If the mark is on the surface, I just sand it off, if the mark has been absorbed, making it impossible to remove, then I RWAP.

The writing is unpostable.

Date Posted: 11/17/2009 6:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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Definitely unpostable for the writing. If you can get the stain off the page edges using Sandy's method, then that's a bonus. I definitely wouldn't be happy receiving that book and I certainly wouldn't repost it.