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I am collecting a certain series of books in hardcover editions and therefore I have an RC for them to have the dust jacket included. Today I received one of them that I KNOW I had my RC turned on (since I don't turn it on for anything else), and the book is in PRISTINE condition - except...it has an absolutely DISGUSTING stain that runs for about 2 inches down the middle of the dust jacket. It looks like a food stain (dried peanut butter maybe?). I've been trying to remove it for about half an hour now with no luck so far.
Since I have an RC for dust jackets, can I RWAP due to the poor condition of the dust jacket? I'm really disappointed since this was the only hardcover edition of this particular book in the system. I wouldn't RWAP it if I could get it clean, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen.
You can double check if your RC was turned on when you mark the book received (or RWAP). Under the 'books enroute to me' tab, there will be a little message below the book that will show you the RC.
If you have an RC requiring the dust jacket, it must meet the same conditions as required for the cover of a book.
What Lsressler said. Double check to make sure your RC was turned on for the transaction, if not the condition of the dust jacket does not matter because it is not required under PBS 'swappability' rules.
If your dust jacket RC was turned on, the book is a RWAP. In this case the dust jacket must be in postable condition...and a stain is not postable. The oils in peanut butter/food would absorb into the paper and cannot be removed, I'm surprised it didn't transfer into the book cover also.
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BTW - did I read somewhere that some publishers have replacement dust jackets available???
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