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Subject: Is this a RWAP?
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2005
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I just received a book and am unsure.  The very first 2 pages of the book are torn out.  Now, I know that the help docs say no torn pages and obviously these are torn ALL the way out but I don't believe the pages had anything on them.  I think they were totally blank.  Otherwise the book is in postable condition.  Opinions?

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 10:37 AM ET
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I think the consensus is that the "No missing pages" rule applies to text pages, where part of the story would be missing. I think the missing front or pack pages that would normally be blank anyway are okay to post.

I wouldn't post a book I knew had them missing, but I wouldn't mark it RWAP either. Unless they were missing because of spin damage or for some other reason that didn't meet standards anyway.

 

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 5:18 PM ET
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Does it appear that there was a perforation along the spine? Like for an offer card or order form? I wouldn't expect the removal of pages like that to impact whether a book is postable.



Last Edited on: 6/1/10 5:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 6:55 PM ET
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When I received a book with a torn out flyleaf page, I didn't RWAP it. I decided not to repost it though as the help desk says no torn or missing pages. There was some debate as to whether this just covered text pages. It is just a gray area in the rules.

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 9:18 PM ET
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Does it appear that there was a perforation along the spine? Like for an offer card or order form?

No, it was just those blank couple of pages before the title page.  I went ahead a didn't mark as RWAP but it is one that I won't repost.