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Subject: Writing on edge of book
Date Posted: 8/10/2012 10:18 AM ET
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Just a little advice needed.

I've had a book on WL and after receiving an unpostable one last week (pages were split apart in a couple places), I just received an offer of another copy.  This person says the book is in great condition, but there is name  and some numbers written on the outside page edges.

I've already decided I don't want it (probably because I feel burned by getting two unpostables in a week's time and one sender is just incredulous that I asked for my credit to be returned).  I'm tired of dealing with problem transactions.   But my bum luck isn't the current sender's problem.    I want to know if most would consider it postable or not so that I know whether or not I should bow out of this transaction (removing myself from the WL)  or let them bow out (requiring them to take their book out of the system).

I just want to do right by this person.

I'm also beginning to rethink how badly I really want this book.  I want it less and less with each interaction with someone I have over it, quite honestly.

Advice, anyone?  I bolded the issue and my question to make it easier to cut to the chase.


Date Posted: 8/10/2012 10:28 AM ET
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From Help Docs:
  • Page edges: remainder marks are OK.  A name written on the page edges is okay (if it does not bleed in and obscure text on the text pages) 
  • -RD
Date Posted: 8/10/2012 10:36 AM ET
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Thank you, Rob!    I hadn't found that when I looked in the helps documents, but went back and see it in a line that specifically refers to page edges.   Who'dathunk?   lol

That easily settles it.

Last Edited on: 8/10/12 10:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/10/2012 10:20 PM ET
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You might be able to clean those page edges up a bit with a magic eraser.

Date Posted: 8/10/2012 11:22 PM ET
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I use a fine grade sand paper. Just hold the book firmly and swipe.