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Subject: splatter stains on the back flyleaf of a wish list book... RWAP?
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 3:48 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2010
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Since it's the flyleaf is it acceptable?  Or is it no stains period?  I just received this book and need to mark it received, so any quick responses will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 4:09 AM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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Overall Condition:

  • No damage at all from water or other liquid
  • Not soiled
  • No stains (exception for cookbooks--see below)
  • No mold
  • no highlighting, underlining or writing on text pages (exception for Textbooks/Workbooks and travel guidebooks --see below)


"Overall Condition" would include the flyleaf as well, so it should be marked RWAP. It's up to you if you want to ask for your credit back or not.

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 8:44 AM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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I agree with Jennifer. The rules state "no stains" not  "no stains unless it's on the flyleaf."

Whether you want to ask for a credit return or not is up to you.

Also, what is the stain? Are we talking coffee spill? Water damage? Or is it more like a dirt stain? If books are older, I usually let things like smudges and small spots slide.

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:50 AM ET
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No stains is no stains and being right inside the book I would expect the sender to catch that! RWAP.

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 3:21 PM ET
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Well ... something to think about is if the page is not a text page then it can be missing altogether, and the book will still be postable.

If you can make the book postable by removing the page, then I do not think you should RWAP.

Just neatly remove the page and repost it.

Last Edited on: 10/24/10 3:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1