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Subject: Received book w/high light words
Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:28 PM ET
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I received this book, with a lot of high lighted words, this is not  a text book and my DD needed this book to read for a class. so what do i do know. Thanks

Violence : Reflections on a National Epidemic (Vintage)
Author: James Gilligan
ISBN-13: 9780679779124
ISBN-10: 0679779124

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:32 PM ET
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give it to your daughter to read. She is going off to college someday. She will doubtless buy a lot of used text books to save money. Likely this was used as a text book - just as your daughter is using it as a text book. If you think it is bad enough to ask for your credit back, do that, but give it to your daughter and let her get her assignment started. Just so you know, if, when she goes off to college, you always send enough money for her to buy nothing but new text books - all the required books, all the suggested books, plus auxilary books she might find in the bookstore, all new - she will still buy used to save money. Only, if you send enough money to buy all new books, she will also buy pizza.
Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:37 PM ET
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honestly once you get to college, when you buy used textbooks, most of the used ones have highlighting or underlining in it. since she's using it only as a textbook, it really shouldn't be a problem.

unless you want to repost in the future then mark it RWAP

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:38 PM ET
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I'm going to let her see it and she does need it like asap but the problem is, that it make it hard to read with all  those high lighted words just standing out, it's hard to read. If it was a text book i would had understand but it's not, well lets see what she says about it.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:41 PM ET
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Even if it *is* a textbook, the sender is supposed to PM you about any highlighting before sending the book. 

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:44 PM ET
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If a book is a textbook, the sender MUST send a PM describing the condition if their is highlighting or underlining.  You have every right to mark RWP.  It doesn't matter what YOUR intent with the book is really...if you didn't get a PM ahead of time and the book has highlighting, it is against site rules.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:52 PM ET
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That's my point i just feel disapointed that the book has so many pages high lighted, even if was a text book i should had been told,  it's just hard to try and read the book and it get confusing because my DD and the other person mite not had to remember the same things out of the book , understand what i mean. well let me go mark it now.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 3:47 PM ET
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If they didn't PM first, mark as RWP and ask for yoru credit back.  The rules allowing that stuff is for textbooks and workbooks so a book commonly used in a classroom would fall under those guidelines and be allowed to have highlighting/underlining if they notified you first.  Anytime you order a book that will be used in a classroom, PM them and ask to make sure if you don't want highlighting/underlining. It may not be your responsibility to start the conversation, but better to be in the right before the book gets sent than when you are standing there with a book you didn't want.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 7:27 PM ET
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Definitely mark it RWAP, since the sender did not follow the rules and contact you before sending a book with highlighting.  Asking for your credit back or not is up to you -- I find highlighting and underlining very distracting when I read, so I always have to order a "clean" copy myself -- but you are obligated to mark it RWAP since it should not have been sent like that.



Date Posted: 10/9/2008 4:55 AM ET
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Yep, RWP!