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Subject: When you list "free w/purchase" books....,
Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:53 PM ET
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Do you have to list what's wrong with them? I  have some books that are damaged but readable. 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:55 PM ET
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It is probably best so people know if they want them or not. Some may not want a water/liquid damaged book regardless if a freebie or not (as well as other non PBS conditions). A short blurb (water damaged, torn cover, loose pages) is fine.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 2:56 PM ET
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Well, depends.

You should mention if they aren't postable, but you can just say "damaned but readable".

I'd think you should specifically mention if they are water damanged, discolored, spilled on, because some people will object strongly to those.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 3:19 PM ET
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Try posting your books in the Book Bazaar.  (But FYI, if you are wanting to give them with an order from your shelf, do NOT post them in the Damaged Books thread...that thread is only for books you will give away for free.)  You can start a new thread and list the books you have that are damaged and what's wrong with them...then say 'Free with order from my shelf."  Or somethign like that.  Hope that helps!

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 3:26 PM ET
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I have not had many unpostables, so my opinion is limited, but I do say what is wrong with the book (water damaged, ripped cover, etc).  I figure I would want to know, so that's why I offer the info.  My two pennies

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:07 PM ET
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I agree.  Include a short blurb indicating what is wrong.

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 3:25 AM ET
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I have described the wounds on only a couple of my wounded books.  Don't recall anyone asking me what kind of damage.

But I hear your opinions, and think I will try to start including a short blurb on ones I add to my notebook offer. 

I do think that 3 lines of detailed description of the wounds is way too much information.

Thank you.