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Subject: I don't understand....
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 12:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2006
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how suppossed READERS are unable or unwilling to READ the rules of this website!! I received two books today, one of them with the wrapper taped directly to the book and the other wrapped in press n seal wrap!! Fortunately the first book wasn't damaged because I realized what they had done before I got too far in the unwrapping process but the second book has the sticky freakin residue all over it from the plastic wrap. I hate to say it, but I just haven't had very good luck receiving books from newbie's:(  




Date Posted: 3/6/2008 12:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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I get these issues with both new and old members.  Fortunately most of the books I've received are in postable condition.

For the residue - I heard goo gone spray works well - just don't spray it directly on the book (spray it on a cloth and then wipe).

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 2:13 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Yeah, just in the last week I got 2 water damaged books.  One from a new member, and one from someone who's been here since '05.  OY!

Edited cuz I can't spell!

Last Edited on: 3/6/08 2:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/6/2008 3:09 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2008
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The last 2 books I got both had a ripped page...not bad, I could still read it, but I can't re-post it.  I didn't even know it until I was half way through so I couldn't even mark it RWP.

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I'm new and I was unsure about the plastic wrap, so I studied the plastic wrap box a long time to determine if it was "press and seal".  (I'd never had any success with it being "sealed" after pressing.)  I also lucked out and was able to go to the grocery store yesterday to see what "press and seal" is.  I think that I'm okay.  I did know enough not to tape anything to the book.  That part was obvious to me.  Seems to me that even though I'm pretty "laid back" about conditions (they have to be readable), the rule to go by is sending a book wrapped in the way I would want to receive it.  Having tape adhered to it or torn pages is not in that category.  I haven't received any books yet, so we'll see what I say after I receive mine!  LOL!!

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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The Press n Seal is a brand with the sticky side.  It'll say Press N Seal on the box. Regular celophane wrap is ok to use.

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2007
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Id rather send them in padded envelopes myself. The books are much more protected than a paper label. I just recycle them and save trees!

Subject: plastic
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 3:42 PM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2007
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You can recylce plastic bags of all kinds but wrapping in plastic and taping.  It sure is nice to get a book wrapped well and I try to always compliment the sender.