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Subject: Was this RWAP?
Date Posted: 6/29/2010 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 5/24/2010
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If I receive a book that has a stain (smaller than a quarter) on the back cover which is white so everything shows up,right? And one single smudge on the page edges (it's not water/liquid damage, probably not food, not sure) should I have marked it RWAP? I didn't notice or care about them myself when I got them but I've been realizing that the PBS standards are actually pretty strict. I got a 4 for 1 deal, so technically, I didn't even necessarily pay a credit for this particular book. I don't think I would have felt comfortable doing an RWAP on that.

When I ordered the books, I planned on offering the whole series as 3 for 2 since I got a deal and was going to pass it along. Is this book now unpostable? I know I'd have to add that to the details of the deal.

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 9:30 PM ET
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I didn't notice or care about them myself when I got them but I've been realizing that the PBS standards are actually pretty strict.

You don't have to ask for a credit back, but I think it does help weed out a lot of liquid damaged and stained books. Books shouldn't have stains anywhere, and I would have filled in the report even if it didn't bother me.

It is unpostable, so don't put it back on your PBS shelf. But when offering a deal you can list it with the other books as long as you make it known about the condition.

I got a 4 for 1 deal, so technically, I didn't even necessarily pay a credit for this particular book.

If you ordered one of the books in the deal the regular way, and it wasn't the book you actually paid a credit for, then I wouldn't mark it RWAP. If you picked all four off their shelf, and they didn't say that it was an unpostable in their deal, then I'd PM them seperately and let them know that they had a book on their shelf that was unpostable, so they might want to check their books a bit better before posting. People do miss stuff like that when they're not being careful.

But even with Bazaar deals, people should know exactly what they're sending, and let the receiver know as well.