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Subject: Scared to mail a book - wavy pages
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:37 AM ET
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I have a book that has just the tiniest bit of slightly wavy pages on the middle part of the edge of the book where you would hold that book if you were to flip thru the pages. It's obviously not water damaged. But I'm afraid the person who requested it (who has a "No bookcrossing books" condition) will mark it damaged. Is there anything I can do?


Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:40 AM ET
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PM the person before you mail it. Describe it or provide them a picture via a free photo website or via email.


Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:40 AM ET
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Take a picture before you mail it?

If it's obviously not water damaged, then send it.


Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:58 AM ET
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I would PM the requestor and let them know and let them decide.

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 11:13 AM ET
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I've had a few books with wavy pages not from water dmg. It's cheap paper. These were mostly newer mass-market paperbacks.   I PM'd the person as soon as it was requested and offered to cancel the request if they didn't want the book.  So far they were all accepted.  If they decide they don't want the book you can always repost and try with the next person. 

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 11:14 AM ET
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Hi Rory,

You can't PM the requestor before you accept the request.  If it isn't water damaged, I would send the book.

Last Edited on: 11/28/07 11:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 11:29 AM ET
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I agree with Mary.  It seems to happen from cheaper production.  I've sent books like that and not had a complaint about it.  (knock on wood!)

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 12:30 PM ET
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What's "No bookcrossing" requirements??

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 1:18 PM ET
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If in doubt, don't send.


Date Posted: 11/28/2007 2:01 PM ET
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Here's what bookcrossing is: http://www.bookcrossing.com/

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 2:02 PM ET
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I'll PM them and let them know thanks! ^_^

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 10:44 AM ET
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I recently got a brand-new book from Amazon that is ALL wavy.  It doesn't really look like water damage per se, but it looks like what might happen to really, really cheap paper in a very humid place.  I'm not going to post it, but I have noticed that paperback books seem to be using cheaper and cheaper paper as time goes on, so I'm afraid the wavy pages might be a trend.

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 2:18 PM ET
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My husband bought me a book off my WL about 3 weeks ago, and I just started reading it and the pages are wavy!  Brand new from B&N.  But it's a MMPB, and I've noticed a lot of them "behaving" like this.  I agree with L, when in doubt, don't send it.