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Hi! I'm still new to PBS and was wondering if you would consider these books postable or not?
Book #1: Paperback. Very new. I never read it. The book is nto bent out of shape, has no staining, and no wear. The only thing is it has a 1" tear down themiddle of the front cover which I will tape up. Other than that it is in excellent condition.
Book #2: Paperback. Pages are not stained, torn, or showing any sign of wear. The front cover, however, has signs of wear. The bottom right corner is showing white and crease lines. The bottom part of the front spine is not attached (2.5") anymore but will be taped to prevent further seperation. Spine shows a little wear.
Someone told me to go by if it is postable or not by judging by how I would feel as if I have gotten these books. However, I am truely happy to receive any book that's free, no matter how damaged, as long as I can read it. LOL. So I'm not the best judge. Book #1 and Book #2 would both satisfy me as I did buy them at a booksale in these conditions.
Help Center sez (in part):
Natasha sez: Based on the above, I think your first book would be okay to post, so long as the tear is not more than 1 inch. I think your second book is NOT okay to post, since the spine is separating.
Edited to clarify/condense.
Last Edited on: 10/5/07 1:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
If you still would like to give the the 1st book away , you can offer it in the book bazaar as a freebie with another book order.
or there is a damaged book thread that you can just give it away without a credit.
Hope that will help you!
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Thank you very much.
Another last question, I'm looking into bidding on some ebay lots. How would you feel about spine creasing? The books are otherwise in excellent condition but the spines are creased when read.
Spine creasing is AOK so far as being postable is concerned. That phenominon is nearly universal in paperbacks that have been read a few times.
So far as the second book is concerned: If the pages are all attached to one another, but the cover is coming undone because the glue layer is not holding together, i woud probably repair it with glue, maybe acid free, if possible. I probably would not post it even then, but I think it should be repaired before offering it as a freebie, with explanation as to its state before sending it to somebody.