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Topic: As many times as you read about it, I'm pretty sure it's unpostable

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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: As many times as you read about it, I'm pretty sure it's unpostable
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 7:03 PM ET
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I've received a book in a deal.  Not complaining, not marking it RWAP.  It was a freebie.

My question is when I opened it the cover - this is a mmpb - has a "second" cover.  When you turn that page the cover is tearing from the pages.  I think not sure, it's an unpostable.

When I hold the book closed and look at the spine from the top down you can see a gap. 

Writing this helped me decide this is an unpostable.

Can't complain about a freebie.


Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:15 PM ET
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If it came from the sender's posted shelf, I would mention that it was unpostable in a PM and in the notes part of the survey.  Any posted book, should be postable.  You can't mark the received book RWAP, but the bad book is worth a note.

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Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:36 PM ET
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i've had that happen to me....unlucky....i'd say oh well, i'd just offer it in my unpostables....no big deal. :)
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:54 PM ET
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Happened to me too.  Binding was seperating from the rest of the book.   Didn't notice it until later.  It was on the person's shelf - it shouldn't have been there.  I know I fully expect postable books in deals unless otherwise noted.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 5:42 PM ET
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Thanks.  I was pretty sure it was unpostable especially with the spine seperating.  Now that I think of it, yes it was on their shelf.  I'm gonna let her know.  As I said not for a credit or any trouble just to let her know about the condition.  She was on the new side.


Date Posted: 6/13/2009 4:09 PM ET
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I guess it's just me... but if it's a book that I want to read... I don't care if I have to rebind it or staple it together myself. Heck I'll even keep the pages loose. I dont care. I'll read anything!

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 5:37 PM ET
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Being accepting of any condition as long as it's a book you want to read is fine, but that's not the standard that PBS has set up for the FIFO system books.  A copy like that should only be offered in the BB with a description of the book's problems.  That way whoever is willing to spend a credit on it is aware up front of what they're getting.