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Subject: Is this a RWAP?
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 2:48 PM ET
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I just received a book that has this in the title:      ____title_________(Rubber Stamps and Book Sets).  Doesn't that mean that rubber stamps should be included?

It is a great book in like new condition, but I thought there would be stamps with it.



Date Posted: 1/28/2011 2:54 PM ET
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What is the ISBN of the book?  I'll need to do some research as to whether or not the book originally came with stamps.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 2:56 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/28/2011 3:05 PM ET
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A search of the ISBN through Google brings up a book that has no listing that mentions Rubber Stamps or Book Sets.  I think the title was posted wrong, and probably should be edited.


Date Posted: 1/28/2011 3:14 PM ET
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When I look up that ISBN I get Pocohontas: The True Story. Can you verify that the ISBN you listed is typed correctly or else post the full title of the book? Or maybe a link to the PBS listing for the book?

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Date Posted: 1/28/2011 3:29 PM ET
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The title is Pocahontas, The True Story of an American Hero and Her Christian Faith.  I don't see anything on the book I received to indicate there was ever rubber stamps with it.



Date Posted: 1/28/2011 3:39 PM ET
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It does not matter if the book originally came with stamps or not. Any nonmedia accompanying items do not have to be included even if the title in PBS lists it.  If the book requires the nonmedia to be used, then the book shouldn't be posted at all, but if they are things that do not need to be there to use the book, then the book can be listed and the nonmedia items do not need to be present. It is the Team's opinion that it should be assumed they will not still be there with a used book.

Here is the Help Center doc:

Supplementary/Accompanying Materials:

  • Books that require supplementary Media materials MAY be posted -  the supplementary Media materials MUST be included.

    • supplementary Media materials include CD(s)/CD-ROMs/DVD(s)/VHS tape(s)
    • if the book originally included supplementary Media materials, the supplementary materials must accompany the book for the book to be postable.
    • The supplementary materials cannot be posted alone - both the book and the supplementary media must be included in the posting.  
    • These combination listings are valued at 1 credit.
  • Books that require non-Media supplementary materials MAY NOT be posted

    • an example would be a book that requires a decoder or craft materials
    • these items cannot be sent MediaMail
    • These items cannot be posted here - because a used book cannot be expected to have original accompanying NON-media items, and if the book is not usable without the non-media items, the book must not be posted.
  • Books that originally had accompanying non-Media materials that are not required to read the book (ie, jewelry) MAY be posted.
    • The extra material does not have to be included, and if it is included, the book must not be sent using Media mail rate.
  • Books that require batteries to work do NOT have to include the batteries, but the books MUST be in working condition.
  • The member who sends a book that requires batteries must test the book before posting it, and again before sending it.  The batteries do not have to be included when it is shipped (although they can be), but the item must have been tested and working before the item is sent.

Last Edited on: 1/28/11 4:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 3:41 PM ET
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This eBay listing lists the "Rubber Stamps and Book Sets" as the series.  This book has the same parenthetical tag, but it actually is a rubber stamp book.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 4:04 PM ET
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The Amazon listing, here:


shows nothing about the rubber stamp set or the book even being part of such a set. In fact it's not even from the same publisher as the Rubber Stamp and Book Sets series shown on Amazon.

Strikes me that the PBS listing is wrong.