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Subject: Stickers allowed on the cover?
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:10 PM ET
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I can't find this in the help docs:  Are stickers (library tags, kids stickers, etc) on the cover acceptible?

I know tape on the cover isn't allowed, but I haven't seen stickers addressed specifically.

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:14 PM ET
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Yes, stickers are allowed unless the requestor of the book has a Requestor Condition stating they don't want ex-library or other stickers on them. You can post them to your shelf, and if they are then requested by someone who has that RC, decline the request for Requestor Conditions and someone else is still free to choose your book.

Cheryl



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Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:48 PM ET
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As a member ordering a book I would vastly prefer a book with a sticker on it over a book that has been damaged from taking the sticker off.  It's perfectly postable with the sticker.  it may not look good, but it's certainly postable.

Ruth

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:58 PM ET
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Hi,

not sure why you think tape is not allowed on the cover? if that is in the rules, I've never seen it. Ex-library books are allowed, and I've never even seen an ex-library (paperback) book without tape on the cover (protecting the corners and spine, etc).

Now, rips on the cover larger than 1 inch aren't allowed, repaired or not. So, if you tape a rip larger than an inch, its still unpostable. But its not the tape that makes it unpostable, its the rip.

And, when you think about it, tape is just a clear sticker. If stickers are allowed, tape must be allowed also.

--Sara

 

 



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Date Posted: 5/24/2009 12:13 AM ET
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Sorry -- I meant the whole 'can't tape the wrapper to the book' part.

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 12:18 AM ET
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Oh yeah, I've had a few of those. :)

 

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 12:21 AM ET
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Hi Amy;

I don't follow your meaning.  Are you asking about a book that was damaged because a sticker was used to attach the wrapper to the book?

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 12:42 AM ET
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Now you guys really have me confused and I can't figure out what you are talking about???  :))

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 12:55 AM ET
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Okay, this post and then going to bed because I'm not making sense:

I know you cannot tape the wrapper to the book because removing the tape may damage the cover.  This is the tape & policy I meant when I said "tape isn't allowed"

I need to know if any stickers on the cover are acceptable, such as the stickers used by a library, or children's stickers, or price stickers, etc.

Also wondering if paperbacks completely covered in clear contact paper are postable.  That's the first thing I did to all of my softcover textbooks, and there are a few I might part with.  Maybe.  Someday.

Sorry for not being clear earlier.

ETA: contact paper question



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Date Posted: 5/24/2009 1:27 AM ET
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I need to know if any stickers on the cover are acceptable, such as the stickers used by a library, or children's stickers, or price stickers, etc.

Yes to library stickers and price stickers. yes to bookcrossing stickers (they are specifically mentioned in the rules)
Since the PBS rules don't address all different specific kinds of stickers, I am going to say yes to kid's stickers, too. Although you might get other answers that disagree with that. And, if you were to send out an adult book covered in numerous kid's stickers, you might get an RWAP on the basis of the book being "overly worn".

Also wondering if paperbacks completely covered in clear contact paper are postable.

Also not specifically addressed by PBS, but I think yes to this as well. 
Ex-library books are allowed on PBS, and this is something that I have seen libraries do with their paperbacks. So, I think it is allowed.
If it is done very neatly, i don't think it would be a problem for most members. But, if it is not neatly done ... has a lot of wrinkles or whatever, you might get complaints or RWAPs.

In general, for things not specifically addressed by PBS,  you should think about whether or not you would want to pay a credit to receive the book in that condition. (Of course you can also ask in the forums or PM your Tour Guide)

Also, specifically for textbooks .... if you have ever highlighted them you are supposed to PM the requestor first anyway to describe the highlighting and get their confirmation that they want the book before you mail the book out. This could be a good time to ask them about the contact paper on your textbooks.



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