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Subject: Another postable question
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 6:46 AM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2007
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I am looking through a book getting it ready for posting, and I noticed that on one page of the book, someone bracketed a paragraph and wrote "self expression" next to it.  God knows why.     I'm assuming that this is acceptable, as this is a book I got from another PBS member, but can someone confirm that I can send it?   It's in otherwise excellent condition.

Donna B

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 7:16 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Writing on the pages of the book is not postable. The only exception to that rule is text books and you have to pm the requester to let them know about it and they can make the call if they want to accept the order or have you cancel it.

This actually comes up a lot and a lot of people are gonna say a little here and there that isnt noticable shouldnt be considered unpostable but really if you noticed it then its noticable. I dont buy that if a person noticed it and thought to ask about it that its a small enough amount to consider a fudgeable thing. Yes fudgable is a word :D

BTW a complete list of guidelines on postable condition is in the Help Center under the heading Book Condition Guidelines.

ETA none of that was meant to be snarky I even put a big smiley in it :D twice.

Last Edited on: 9/4/07 7:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 7:31 AM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2005
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You can offer it free with an order from your shelf.


Date Posted: 9/4/2007 10:38 AM ET
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Even though it's technically not postable, it honestly wouldn't bother me in most cases, if the person pm'd me and let me know.  Highlighting or gratuitous writing would bother me, but small amounts don't seem like a big deal.  (But like I said, technically it's not postable.)

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 12:26 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I was thumbing through a book, getting ready to wrap it and noticed some minor underlining.  So I PM the person and told her about it.  I offered her any book from my shelf and then send the underlined books for free.  She said that is ok, send it....OK.  Technically, it could be a text book!?

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 5:51 AM ET
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Thanks for your excellent advice, everyone.    Since this book has a long wait list, I ended up PMing the next person in line, explaining what the situation was, and letting her decide whether she wanted the book (plus an unpostable freebie) or if she preferred that I simply cancel it from my end so she wouldn't lose her place in the wait queue.   I decided to let her choose before I simply cancelled it out as unpostable.  

I appreciate the tips and the the thoughts.  As always, thanks.


Donna B