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Subject: Wishlisted book - maybe unpostable.
Date Posted: 7/7/2011 9:29 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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Received a wishlisted book that binding has seperated from the first 2 pages. Actually it is the Acknoledgements Page, The chapter 1 page (nothing on front) but on back begins chapter one. Not completely seperated though. Thoughts??? I received the book a while ago and I'm not too worried about getting my credit back. Thoughts on reposting???

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 9:33 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I always feel that if I have any doubts about a book, I probably should not post it. You can always offer it free with a request from your shelf when you are done.

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Non-text pages can be missing from the book and it remains postable. (so if non-text pages are loose, they can be neatly removed).

Your book sounds like a text page is affected, though. Which would make it unpostable.

Offer it in the Bazaar for a credit. As long as someone who wants it knows that it is unpostable, it's perfectly OK. Or you could offer it free if you want.

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 12:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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What you describe sounds clearly unpostable to me.

From the Help Center:


  • Must be intact, with no separation on the inside or outside of the book
  • If the book tends to open at a particular page, this is OKAY
  •  Small amount of fraying or denting at top or bottom is OKAY


  • No torn or chewed/gnawed pages
    • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed".  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
  • No loose or missing text pages
Date Posted: 7/9/2011 9:51 AM ET
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Okay - thanks for the help everyone. I am going to go with un-postable just to be safe.