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Subject: tiny page tear, hardly even noticable
Date Posted: 2/23/2009 10:31 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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I bought this book brand new just last week. It looks like a prior potential buyer picked it up and leafed through it, there are several pages where the corners are crumpled, just a little, in the shape of a thumbprint. One page has a tiny, tiny tear (not even a centimeter) that is hardly even visible - I only noticed it because my bookmark tassle got caught on it. Other than that, the book is pristine.

Postable or not? I can post a picture if people want to see exactly how small this tear is. If it's not postable, I'm going to put it over on Ebay, there's no way I'm going to send a brand new $25 hardback book as a freebie. I doubt I can take it back to Borders, the issue is obviously "wear and tear" and not the publisher's or the store's fault.

Or should I PM the requester and let them decide?

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 2/23/2009 10:49 AM ET
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Absolutely postable.

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 11:06 AM ET
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I agree. I'd post it and if someone requested I'd accept it then PM them about the book. I'd tell them about the small tear and most likely they'll be ok. If they are not then you cancel the book on your end.


Date Posted: 2/23/2009 11:08 AM ET
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I wouldn't even worry about it -- this is a used book site and used books develop little (and I mean little) tears and crumpling at the corners.

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 1:39 PM ET
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OK I posted it and PM'd the requester. This book has a very large wish list so I'm sure I'll get a taker even if it isn't the first person.

Last Edited on: 2/23/09 1:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1