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Subject: I took a gamble on an RC and got a credit anyway.
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 10:42 AM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2007
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I posted a WL book (with one wisher) and got this RC:

No books with excessive creasing to the spine or covers, please.

Now, I was a little worried because the cover did have a small crease. But the paperback was a trade size and the cover was very thick and glossy and was in no danger or ripping, tearing, or falling off. It wasn't excessive so I sent it, holding my breath and prepared to return the credit if the requestor didn't like it. But they got ths book and didn't have a problem, so yay.

I just really liked the book but didn't think I would read it again so I'm glad someone else has it now. :) And I have a credit so I can request another book. :D

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2006
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A "small crease" can not be considered "excessive creasing" ....

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2006
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Sheila, one would think not, but that sounds pretty subjective to me, and the receiver could have felt differently.

Elizabeth, glad it worked out :)

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 10:15 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2008
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I just had a WL with a request about smoking, but I had picked the book up from a book fare.  I approved it and them PM'd the requester to let her know I thought it smelled like a paperback book, but I couldn't say for sure.  I know some of the smoking issues are just don't want it to overwhelm, but others are serious allergy issues or sensitive noses.  She responded that it would be fine, I sent it out and I have a record that I shared the info.  It worked for me.  I'm glad you got your credit.  Use it wisely :)

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 5:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2006
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I've never had a problem with any of my books as far as other people's conditions go.  I've only had to turn down one or two....one was a smoking condition and I had just bought the book a few days prior at the UBS, so I couldn't be sure that it didn't come a smoking home, and the person's conditions stated that they had a lot of allergies, so I opted on the side of caution, even though we don't smoke.  The other was a dustjacket condition, I think.  Thankfully, I've never had any really demanding or over the top conditions to make me worry.  Knock on wood, I've never had a complaint with any of the books I've sent out that they didn't meet the RCs.  I think most RCs are pretty straightforward and reasonable.