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Topic: In what condition should cook books be posted?

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Subject: In what condition should cook books be posted?
Date Posted: 1/10/2008 3:16 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2007
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Hi folks,

I have a question for your forum.  I received a cook book today in pretty rough shape (dirty edges, creased cover, stains within).  I'm keeping it because it's out-of-print and I'm glad to have it and I have some pretty splotched cook books myself.  Do you give cook books a pass on condition due to the nature of cooking?  (Myself, I would have at least PM'd the requestor first.)

Bon appetit!

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 3:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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this is what the help center said

no staining

  • Exception: Cookbooks may have some mild staining, since these are used in the kitchen and while cooking, and some minor degree of staining could be expected in a used cookbook.  Also a small amount of writing in cookbooks could be expected
    • HOWEVER, if you post a cookbook and it is stained and/or written-in, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
    • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent
    • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent (the other is for textbooks--see above).
    • this exception applies to the covers of cookbooks also.


Last Edited on: 1/10/08 3:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/10/2008 4:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2007
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Oh that's right.   I do remember reading that many moons ago.  Thanks for reminding me.