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Subject: What would you do?
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 2:56 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2005
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I have a book that I am ready to mail. It is wishlisted - pretty heavily.  Last night I took the book off my bookshelf and dropped it.  I ended up putting about an 1 1/2 inch tear in one page.  It's the first page of Chapter 25 and doesn't damage any of the words (because of where it is, it didn't hit any of the writing on the back side). 

To me this makes this book unpostable  -  but would you PM the person to see if they wanted it?  Maybe offer it as a freebie with an order off your shelf?  Or just offer to send it to them and give them their credit back? 


Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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Wow, that is a bummer!

Even though it is now unpostable, if I wanted that book badly enough, and you PM'd me, I would buddy you a credit.

I also once noticed that someone had a book of mine on their WL, but even though mine was in awesome shape, it had a few words underlined. I PM'd  the member and she was thrilled to get it and buddied me a credit.

But I guess basically it is up to the receiver to decide. If not, one recourse would be to offer in the BB as a free book with an order.

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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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Ditto to what Rose said-I would PM the requester and see if they still want it, I know for me if it was a WLed book I wouldn't care as long as I could still read the wording.  Honest thing to do though is let them know first, and like Rose, I would buddy you a credit. =)  Good luck!


Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:20 PM ET
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I definitely wouldn't send it without getting their permission first.  I feel bad because it's a HB book and in almost perfect condition.


Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:31 PM ET
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This was after they accepted it? Yes, I would PM them - if it were a book I really wanted to read I wouldn't care.

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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:52 PM ET
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Yes, they had accepted it and I was going to weigh it, print the postage and mail it!!

I did PM them to see what they want.  I feel so bad!!! 

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 4:03 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Dang, that stinks.  I'm sorry that happened.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 4:40 PM ET
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Accidents happen.  What I've learned at this site is that 99% of the members just want a book that is in decent, readable, not-falling-apart condition.  I'm guessing that everyone on that wish list would want it anyway.  Don't sweat the small stuff.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 4:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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Just PM then and ask what they wish for your to do.  You can offer all the options you listed above and see what they have to say.  I'll bet they say SEND IT :  )