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Subject: What to do? Small stain, no answer to PM
Date Posted: 12/22/2009 1:42 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2006
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Someone requested a children's paperback from me and when I went to package it I noticed there was a small stain on the first 1/3 of the book. When I say small I mean it doesn't even go to the page number at its highest point and it fades as it goes back getting smaller and smaller. I pm'd the requestor and let them know, describing it in case they were thinking to give it as a gift or something and said that I would cancel at my end so they wouldn't lose their spot in the wishlist- they should just let me know if they didn't want it after all. It doesn't interfere with the text and my 11yo daughter apparently didn't notice it when she received it from PBS but- if I don't hear back from them before the request runs out should I assume it's not a problem? Or that it is?

Date Posted: 12/22/2009 2:07 AM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
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You need to cancel the request because stains, regardless of size, make a book unpostable.  Here's the help center info:

Overall Condition:

  • No damage at all from water or other liquid
  • Not soiled
  • No stains (exception for cookbooks--see below)
  • No mold
  • no highlighting, underlining or writing on text pages (exception for Textbooks/Workbooks and travel guidebooks --see below)
Date Posted: 12/22/2009 3:03 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Stains are unpostable, so unless you hear otherwise assume it will be a problem.

Date Posted: 12/22/2009 9:08 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 2/3/15 6:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 12/22/2009 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2006
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okay, I will just cancel at my end then- thanks everyone!