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Subject: Is this water damaged?--ANSWERED, Thanks!
Date Posted: 6/7/2010 4:50 PM ET
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I have a WL'd book that I was planning to post and it became briefly wet. I immediately ironed the pages to dry them so the book  didn't stay wet long enough to cause mildew, etc, but the pages are now ripply. Does this constitute water damage? Should I post  and then PM the recipient to see if they want it? Or should I just suck it up and post it to the Book Bazaar?



Last Edited on: 6/7/10 11:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/7/2010 4:54 PM ET
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Yes, it's liquid damaged.

Once book paper gets wet it absorbs the liquid and changes the texture. You can't undo liquid damage.

The Bazaar would be the best place for it, along with a description of the problem. Hopefully someone will want it anyway, and then you won't have to worry about getting a RWAP.

 

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 5:28 PM ET
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what Cindy said

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 10:13 PM ET
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Agreed. You should post it in the Book Bazaar. You cannot knowingly post a damaged book FIFO and then PM about the damage to see if the member still wants it. That is not allowed, and when you post a book by its ISBN a screen asks you to accept only if your book meets certain conditions. If you click yes even though it doesn't meet the water damaged condition, then you are not going by the rules.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 11:09 PM ET
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Thanks!! I thought it was probably a no-go. It's so frustrating, but I think it might still get picked up in the Book Bazaar.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 11:36 PM ET
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Love your quilt avatar.  What a great project for you and your DD.

Date Posted: 6/8/2010 4:35 PM ET
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Thanks! It was a lot of fun. We simplified things by using a full size sheet as the backing, with a full size batting in between -- all done on the sewing machine.