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Subject: Leap Pad Books and cartridges
Date Posted: 9/6/2007 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2005
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Am I right, wrong or (like so often)just confused?

I just today received a leap pad book I had ordered and it did not come with the cartridge. Now, those of you who know about these neat little books know they're just not the same without the cartridges. My first thought is to mark this receivd with a problem and request my credit back. I would swear there was something I'd read from the help section that said if a book had additional material that are part of that book or necessary to fully experience the book  they are required to be sent with them. For the life of me I can't find it now though.

So I appeal to those PBSers wiser than me to point me in the right direction. I haven't marked it received yet as I don't want to mark it with a problem if I'm wrong... but it's seems silly for anyone to think I would request the book without the cartridge.

Thanks for any help in advance!

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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From the posting guidelines:

Supplementary/Accompanying Materials:

  • Books that require non-Media supplementary materials may not be posted

    • an example would be a book that requires a decoder or craft materials
    • these items cannot be sent MediaMail
  • Books that require supplementary Media materials may be posted
    • supplementary Media materials include CD(s)/CD-ROMs/DVD(s)/VHS tape(s)
    • if so, the supplementary must accompany the book if the book originally included them

While it doesn't specify the LeapPad stuff, it seems pretty clear that the supplementary cartridge would be required.

Last Edited on: 9/6/07 4:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/6/2007 4:18 PM ET
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OK, Jane beat me too it :)  I would have made the same assumption you did, but I'm not sure how you should mark it received, either.


Last Edited on: 9/6/07 4:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/6/2007 4:22 PM ET
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Thank you guys- I've seen posting where people were asking for or stting that they had posted them(with the cartridges) so I figured they were okay to send media mail.. just couldn't find where in the help it talked about including accompanying materials.

I think I'll make it received with a problem and see where it goes from there!

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 4:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2005
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You definately should Laurie, because the cartridge should have come with the book!



imwillow - ,
Date Posted: 9/6/2007 6:01 PM ET
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I'm the one that sent the book & as I explained in my pm to you I didn't know it was supposed to have anything with it. I also gave you a credit just a few minutes ago


Date Posted: 9/6/2007 7:59 PM ET
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thanks - to everyone who responsed, for their help, and to willow for fixing everyhing up!

now I'm off to see if there's another  spongebob copy in the system! I'm afriad I let my 5 year old see and it before I realized the problem and need to get him a new one!  : )


Date Posted: 9/7/2007 3:39 PM ET
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If one of you gals will give me the ISBN for this item, I'll make sure the book description indicates that it comes with a cartridge. Laurie, since you now possess the book, you maybe should give me a hand with it. Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 1:19 PM ET
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Sherry there are MANY Leap Pad books so there could be more in the system. It might be a good idea to check with R&R and see if they are even postable. I think they would qualify as video games and I don't know if video games qualify for media rate.