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Subject: What should I do? (Now with question in text)
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 10:46 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2008
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Edited because I hit return tby mistake

I got a book today that has a pen scribble on the text on one of the pages.

I don't know if I should mark it as a problem, because;

1. I was planning on keeping it anyhow

2.  It's an out of print young adult book from 1982, so all copies are going to show wear.

3.  It doesn't affect the readability, and probably won't bother me each time I read the book.

4.  I got another book as part of an unpostable deal (I knew that one was going to be unpostable), so I've already gotten 2 books for one credit

 

I know it's technically unpostable, but I can't decide if I should mark a problem over something so easily overlooked and  minor.

I'd be interested to hear opinions from others who've been here longer.



Last Edited on: 7/9/08 10:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 10:50 PM ET
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Um take a leap of faith and just believe that there is a cursor in the text box that you cant see?

Seriously if your question is about not being able to post and your using firefox just start typing the words will show up FF is just weird.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 10:51 PM ET
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I can't answer a question I can't see, but seriously, your kitty avatar is awesome!!  Totally hilarious!  I love it.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 10:57 PM ET
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You should mark it recieved with a problem let the person know that it was in unpostable condition and if you dont want to pursue a credit leave it at that.

At least thats what I would do.

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 3:20 AM ET
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I'd have to be looking at the book to say for sure.  If the scribble's on one page, if it seems possible to me that the sender might not have seen it if they hadn't actually read it... I'd let it go but tell the sender.  They might need to be more careful.

If, however, the scribble would be impossible to have missed just flipping through the pages, different story.

So, that was helpful, wasn't it?  :-)

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 6:40 PM ET
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I'd give the benefit of the doubt and let it go.  You got a deal, it's a 26 year old book, and I'd hope that maybe that karma will come back around.

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 7:32 PM ET
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I'm with Anna and Kristen -- if it's only on one page it sounds like the type of thing that could be overlooked even by a contientious person who checks the book again before sending it out.  I'd mark received w/ no problem, but I'd email the sender a friendly heads up that they may want to give books they haven't read an extra check before sending.

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 8:52 PM ET
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Chris--

I'm with (the other) Chris:

"You should mark it recieved with a problem let the person know that it was in unpostable condition and if you dont want to pursue a credit leave it at that."

Marking books as RWP when they are damaged isn't really optional -- the system depends on folks doing so in order to keep things fair, give novices a chance to review the rules and weed out those who try to abuse the system.  If this is an isolated, accidental occurrance, it won't put their account in jeopardy.  But the Help Center clearly states: "If you receive a book with an "official" problem... you should mark it received with a problem to note this on the sender's record"


Asking for your credit back is more discretionary, and if you feel you've gotten your "credit's worth" in books, you need not ask for a refund.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 10:16 PM ET
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Diddo the following comments:

"You should mark it recieved with a problem let the person know that it was in unpostable condition and if you dont want to pursue a credit leave it at that."

Marking books as RWP when they are damaged isn't really optional -- the system depends on folks doing so in order to keep things fair, give novices a chance to review the rules and weed out those who try to abuse the system.  If this is an isolated, accidental occurrance, it won't put their account in jeopardy.  But the Help Center clearly states: "If you receive a book with an "official" problem... you should mark it received with a problem to note this on the sender's record"

Asking for your credit back is more discretionary, and if you feel you've gotten your "credit's worth" in books, you need not ask for a refund.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 12:52 PM ET
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While you would be "in the right" to mark it as Received with A Problem.  The problem does indeed sound minor and something that could be  missed when checking over the book.

If this happened to me,  I would let it go.

Subject: Out of print book
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 12:20 PM ET
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If you ordered this book online you could expect to pay around four dollars just for the shipping. If I got a complaint like this (one random pen scribble in the entire book) I would refund the credit but request that the recipient of the book not order from me again. Best regards, Elaine