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Subject: I received a book with a stain, but I still want to keep the book
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 9:49 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2009
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Today I received a book from another member, and it is in good condition, except for a small brown stain on one of the pages. However, I don't mind very much, and I still want to keep the book. Am I required to mark it RWAP, or should I do that only if I am dissatisfied with the book & want my credit back? Thanks for any help you can give me! :-)

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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You can mark a book RWAP and not request your credit from the member. I've done that already--I do PM the person though to let them know about the damage and let them know I'm not requesting my credit back. I won't request a credit back if I think the damage could have easliy been missed--which in your case it sounds as if that might have happened.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 9:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2009
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Thank you for your helpful response! :-) Yes, it's a small stain, so I'm assuming that the sender did not notice it.

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 3:05 AM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2009
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 I have had that happen and I just noted that I got the book, that it had an issue I think they missed, and that I don't want my credit back, just wanted to give them a heads up. I think it might be seen as wrong to not mark it RWAP if it is one, but some times I just get to thinking life is short and I do not want to ruin someones day over something so small and not intentional. -shrug-

 

 You asking this question by the way, helped my day a bit.  =)

Subject: RWAP
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2008
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I personally wouldn't mark it RWAP....honestly, it takes a lot for me to do that. I only did it once because the book had gotten wet after being wrapped and the printer ink had bled all over the book and turned the pages blue. I didn't ask for the credit back because I thought it had happened after it was mailed.  I think I'd rather avoid the stress. LOL. For something minor, it isn't worth it to me. I probably should have a few times since I received two books from two seperate people that had bugs in them..(HOW does that happen???) but I had other issues to worry about at the time. I know, I'm being wussy, but the last thing I want to deal with is arguing with people about books. If I ever do get a buggy book again, though, I will mark it RWAP, because I honestly don't see how that can happen. I'm not talking about book bugs...I mean dead beetle looking bugs. Ew! Just remembering it makes me a little sick. LOL.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2009
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Wow, bugs in your books? That's gross! I hope I won't encounter any of those whenever I order books from someone. :-P I didn't get to see the rest of these messages in time, so I ended up marking the book with a small stain as RWAP, but I marked that the problem was resolved, and the sender was kind & polite to me. I might not get lucky next time, because there's bound to be some argumentative people out there, so next time it is a minor thing, I will not mark it RWAP. Thanks for your input everyone! :-)