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Subject: What do you consider "clean"
Date Posted: 11/9/2013 7:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/9/2013
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I have a request for a book but the request says  It's a used paperback and there is a very small stain on the backside bottom corner and possibly a mark on the front but I can't really tell if it'a mark part of the cover photo.  Anyway, I have not idea if this is considered clean or not and do not know how I can contact the person.  I did go to the member file and found the first name last initial and wrote asking if this is the person requesting the book but so far no answer back.  What is clean?  

must be clean and for paperbacks, have a cover


Date Posted: 11/10/2013 1:34 PM ET
Member Since: 5/7/2009
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I would consider any stains not clean but of course it would be up to the requestor.  I would reject especially if there are more books in the system.

Date Posted: 11/10/2013 3:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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This help doc breaks down what is considered clean and postable:

Book condition criteria for swappability at PBS

In includes:

  • No damage at all from water or other liquid
  • Not soiled
  • No stains

Last Edited on: 11/10/13 3:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1