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Subject: receiving books with minor condition problems
Date Posted: 1/25/2016 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2012
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The last 2 books I've received both have stains on pages.  Today's was real minor, not worth complaining about, the one previous had major staining on pages...possibly something spilt on it. Has anyone else been having this problem. Just wondering.... db

Date Posted: 1/25/2016 8:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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Haven't had anything recently, but for a while it appeared that many people were eating Cheetos while reading books and I receuved several. LOL. Pat

Date Posted: 1/25/2016 8:45 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2009
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Oh sure.  It happens.  Sometimes I think it's a true oversight.  Other times the person knew of the condition and sent it anyway.  The degree of staining doesn't matter... You won't be able to repost it.  I RWAP and send links to photos I've taken of the damage.  I've only had one person (who acknowledged knowing of the damage, by the way), deny a return of the credit. 

Date Posted: 1/26/2016 9:29 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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I've had it happen. Mine seem to come in waves. I'll get a string of books in really great, like new condition, followed by 2 or 3 RWAPs because they're stained and/or water-damaged. I don't expect like new, so it's always a nice surprise when that happens, but the water damage really annoys me.

Date Posted: 1/28/2016 2:12 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes, as already mentioned it seems to come in multiples and sometimes depending on the genre requested (classics are infamous for often arriving unpostable).  Haven't received on in quite awhile tho.

 

Date Posted: 1/30/2016 9:29 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Cross my fingers, I havent't had one in a long time either. But, like Denise, I feel classics are one of the frequent offenders genres since they get used by teens as textbooks or are oft-traded.