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Subject: Very Used Book
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 1:43 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2011
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Hi All,

I am new here. I am a college student and I want to post a text book but it is not in "good" condition. It does not have any pages missing but it is definitely worn from passing so many hands. However, I don't want to tarnish my reputation on paperbackswap with my first book. Should I post this?

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 1:50 PM ET
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When you Post a book, you are asked to confirm that the book is "in good condition, and not excessively worn".


If you don't consider it to be in good condition, then you should not post it.

Last Edited on: 2/1/11 1:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 2:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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You can always offer it in the Book Bazaar. There you can explain the condition in detail so whoever asks for it will know that it isn't in postable condition. With the cost of textbooks you may find someone who is willing to take it in less than stellar condition.

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 2:07 PM ET
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It is rare to find textbooks without writing or highlighting.  If it is clean of those, then maybe.  Are copies posted in the system?  What condition is the spine in?

I have posted rather worn out of print or hard to find books.  I select the last possible mailing date, then PM the receiver with a warning and ask for them to get back to me before x date if they want me to cancel.  (Key word there- ME to cancel.)

I would never have posted a FIFO book in that condition. 

It is a balance between how wanted a book is and how worn it is.  Some textbooks are in high demand as they rarely get posted due to the weight. 

Melanie is right.  Book Bazaar with the title in your subject line.

Last Edited on: 2/1/11 2:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 3:40 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS Joseph!  You will want to read the PBS guidelines on postability (including textbook waiver rules).  You will then be able to determine if your book is postable and can be posted FIFO.  If not postable your book can be offered in the Book Bazaar, the Homeschool forum, genre forum, your siggy line, or elsewhere to catch the attention of members who would want your book.

If not postable, you can still ask for a credit but the book cannot be offered FIFO. 

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 7:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Here are the book condition guidelines: