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Subject: When in Doubt, Don't
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 10:32 AM ET
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That my little saying when I come across a book which I find questionable to post (for example, an odd smell or overall condtion) or a requestor's condition which are a bit too subjective for me to figure out (for example, by using the words "very" or "too"). I don't post the book, and I don't send the book.

I think it's a good guideline, and wanted to share.

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 10:59 AM ET
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Sound advice, I'd say!

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 12:30 PM ET
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I live by the same rule.

gnomie - ,
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:25 PM ET
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That's my rule too. I dont post books in any condition I wouldnt mind receiving one in. :-)

Dawn

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 8:36 PM ET
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My thoughts exactly!

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 8:41 PM ET
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I do the same thing. I've had books that were technically postable, but just a bit too worn for my comfort so I didn't post them.

I also have another rule... I ALWAYS give every book I send out a once over to check for problems I may have missed since I haven't acually read all of the books on my shelf. It only takes a little bit of time and avoids problems later on.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 8:30 AM ET
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Me too.  The cost of a credit is now above $3.50 - if I wouldn't pay that for the book, I wouldn't post it.

As for RCs - the more specific, the better.