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Subject: Sticker on the Front Cover
Date Posted: 1/8/2009 6:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/11/2008
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I have a book that has over 100 WL requests. It has a "Target.com Bookmarked" sticker on it that i made an attempt to peel off but I'm afraid of damaging the cover. It's not specifcally covered in the condition requirements, but Bookcrossing stickers are mentioned and those seem to be okay.

Another book has a bargain bin price sticker which can't be removed. That one has a dust jacket, but it seems like a shame to send it without the dust jacket because it's in otherwise pristine condition. Do people have a problem with these types of things? I'm sure it's been brought up before but I did a search and went back a few pages and couldn't find anything.

I've only mailed out a few books and I'm new at this so thanks for your help!

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 6:51 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2008
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As far as I know the stickers are ok.  I'm going to go check the help docs and see what I find.  I'll let you know.  Maybe someone else will have an answer before I get back.

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 6:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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These are postable. On the dust jacket one: I might decline if I had an RC specifically requesting a dust jacket but really it's ok.  If they ruled those out then half the books would be unpostable.  It falls under the store stamp/remainder mark type category.  Too many bookstores mark their books for them to be elimated.  Sometimes they print it right on the cover. 

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 7:03 PM ET
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Thanks for the quick responses. I plunked down $11 for the brand-new book and hardly noticed the sticker until I set it aside to post and worried it might offend someone. Still paranoid and unsure of the rules!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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For "Unremovable" stickers - I find that Goo-Gone works wonders.  I use it on my books all the time.  I hate stickers on my books, but I won't refuse a book if it has stickers - I just goo-gone it!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 12:48 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2006
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I hate stickers on my books, but I won't refuse a book if it has stickers - I just goo-gone it!

 

Me too.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:07 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Welcome to PBS Monica!

Let the requestor choose.  When your books are requested (if stickers still present), there will be a pm button allowing you to contact the requestor.  Tell them the situation and let them make the choice, if your copy doesn't meet their needs you (as sender) can cancel the transaction and the requestor doesn't loose their place on wait list.  If they want the book, they have been fully informed and shouldn't have any complaints.

 

 



Last Edited on: 1/13/09 1:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:22 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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I send out books with the Target stickers all the time!

And oh: "Let the requestor choose.  When your books are requested (if stickers still present), there will be a pm button allowing you to contact the requestor.  Tell them the situation and let them make the choice, if your copy doesn't meet their needs you (as sender) can cancel the transaction and the requestor doesn't loose their place on wait list.  If they want the book, they have been fully informed and shouldn't have any complaints."

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. A lot of folks on the boards (me too) disagree here. It sets people up to think they should receive a PM for every little thing.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I leave all stickers on and let the requestor do with them as they please.  I know that personally I would rather have a sticker on the book than deal with the icky-sticky residue left behind. 

I think when I was a newbie, I would PM about stickers, but the requestor always said they were fine and to leave them on.

If there were Requestor Conditions about stickers, then I would not send, but these days, I just send the book "as-is" stickers and all without bothering about a PM.

I figure the Goo Gone devotes will take off the sticker if its an issue for them.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Heather...If Monica is concerned, it's certainly her choice to make a decision based on her own ethics and comfort level.  It's not about the receiver, it's about Monica being honest and sincere, and reducing her own stress level.

Good attitude Lita...Monica will probably feel the same at some point!



Last Edited on: 1/13/09 1:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Postable! 

I bought a book at Target the other day and find that I can't get that darn bookmarked sticker off either!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 1:43 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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It's postable.  If you tell the potential Requester and they don't want the book, and you cancel, won't really be able to repost it without it going to the same member until someone else posts a copy.  PMing before a transaction isn't required unless the book is a textbook or cookbook.  There's nothing in the rules against the inclusion of store stickers, and no PM would be necessary at all.  It's postable.

Subject: How To Remove Stickers
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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Hi,

I worked for a New/Used Book Store, in S. Fla. 

We used lighter fluid to remove all stickers.  [Kmart/Wal-Mart Price Tags, etc.].

No Smell, dried fast.  Easy to remove all siticky stuff.