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Subject: Stains on front & back cover - RWAP?
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 5:45 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2009
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I received a book this week that has a couple of oily-looking stains on the covers.  (and oddly enough, written inside the cover is "2" stain to front cover" LOL!)

Are stains on the outside postable?  The insides look fairly clean.


Date Posted: 4/13/2011 6:12 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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I thought the rules said no Stains. Which would mean anywhere on the book.   So yes I figure it's an RWAP.

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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No stains means none - anywhere. RWAP.

I wonder if they got it as a freebie/damaged book and the person who sent it was attempting to stop it from being swapped by writing on it about the damage.

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 10:47 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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From the Help documents:

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)
Date Posted: 4/14/2011 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2009
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Thank you!