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Subject: Is this unpostable?
Date Posted: 10/27/2009 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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Okay, many people probably saw my previous post about a member who backed out of a deal after sending me the one book. Well, I now have received the book and there is staining through the first 90 pages. There are also spots where it looks like food fingerprints? The binding is also not the tightest. I could live with that but the staining looks like it is from coffee or soda. The first 25 pages it goes into the actual text of the book. I probably could have lived with the binding and that it has library markings all throughout it but should I mark it as RWAP because of the staining? I wouldn't have listed the book myself but maybe it is just me. Please tell me what you think I should do. Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 11:25 AM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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unpostable - mark RWAP

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 10/27/2009 11:28 AM ET
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Is this unpostable?
Oh heck yes. That's a slam dunk of unpostability.

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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If this was the bonus book in the deal you can't mark it RWAP because it is not in the registry.  You can PM the sender and ask for your credit back explain it is stained and does not meet posting guidelines.

If it is the book requested for a credit, yes it is RWAP, if it has stains then it should never been posted.

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 11:46 AM ET
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Thanks for your input guys! This book was not the bonus book in the deal. It was the one I had requested. She backed out of the deal and didn't tell me until after she had sent the this book out. I had already tried emailing her about backing out of the deal but she never answered back. Hopefully with this PBS will come in on it and she will get in trouble. The only problem is I had it shipped up north as I am traveling so it won't let me mark it RWAP. I did put the info in the email so I don't know if that goes through PBS or not. Hopefully it all gets worked out. Thanks again everyone:)

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 9:36 PM ET
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Well, she wrote me back and told me to mail her the book then she will give me the credit. But by the time I do that it isn't worth it. I also don't want to send her the book back and she never does anything. Has anyone ever had something like this happen? What did you do?

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 9:59 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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she is required to send you an additional credit in advance if she wants the book back...a total of 2 credits before you mail the book.

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 10:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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You are under no obligation to send the book back.

Help Docs:
Remember that the requestor is not required to send the book back at his or her expense.  
There is more information about this below.  The sender of a problem book does risk losing credit, book and postage; this is the incentive NOT to send problem books.

This is the link for the sender:  you may want to forward her the information:
http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/help_index.php

For a PM, you want to copy and paste this into your PM. When she receives the message this will appear as
a link.  Copy everything in green.

<a href="javascript:lookup_relevant_faq('344');">A requestor says there is a problem with a book I sent!a>

ETA:  The link (in blue) will bring you to the main help page, on the right side, scroll down and click on
A requester says there is a problem with a book I sent.  Good Luck


Last Edited on: 10/27/09 10:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/27/2009 11:13 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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 Since she had the book posted on her bookshelf, she has agreed to PBS's standards that the book is postable. Even if it hadn't been the one showing on the registry, you should still mark it RWAP.

Date Posted: 10/28/2009 11:15 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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You are not obligated to return the book, it is your option to do so if the sender provides an additional credit (or some other method of covering your mailing expenses).

Stains and liquid damage of any kind...either one makes a book unpostable.



Last Edited on: 10/28/09 11:15 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/29/2009 11:45 AM ET
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Well, I wrote her back and she still hasn't responded. I have a feeling I won't be getting the credit back for this book:(  Should I take this to PBS?

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 7:11 PM ET
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She backed out of a deal and sent an unpostable book.... she will most likely not refund your credit.  Mark it RWAP, ask for the credit in the transaction, and mark it unsatisfied (or whatever it is) when she doesn't comply.  I have a feeling she won't be a member for long.