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Subject: Is this RWAP?
Date Posted: 9/16/2011 6:59 PM ET
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Would you mark this RWAP? I know books opening to a certain page are okay...but this I'm not sure about. 




Last Edited on: 9/16/11 6:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/16/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Yes, this would be RWAP.

Per the Help Docs:



  • Must be intact, with no separation on the inside or outside of the book
  • If the book tends to open at a particular page, this is OKAY
  • Small amount of fraying or denting at top or bottom is OKAY


The binding is not intact, and there is separation, so you are well within your rights to RWAP it and ask for your credit to be refunded. 

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 7:41 PM ET
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I had one like this come in the mail just today and I marked it RWAP. The sender refunded my credit but sent a note claiming it DID meet the requirements. I am choosing not to respond to them because I don't want to make it into a big deal. Thankfully, the other two books in the order were fine.

Last Edited on: 9/16/11 7:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/16/2011 8:21 PM ET
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That's beyond opening to a page and pin holes.  I'd RWAP that.

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 8:37 PM ET
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Add my vote to the RWAP team.

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 8:47 PM ET
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Is this an example of the elusive "cleaved spine"?

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 11:58 PM ET
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Yes.  Altough TPTB appear to have removed that term from the posting guidelines, the OP has posted an excellent picture of a cleaved spine.

The book is broken and unlikely to endure even one reading without shedding pages like a tree leaves in autumn.

Last Edited on: 9/16/11 11:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/18/2011 7:27 PM ET
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 Thats a sorry looking book. Solid RWAP.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 10:23 AM ET
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