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Subject: New member: What about underlining in books?
Date Posted: 9/24/2007 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 9/10/2007
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Hello!  I'm a new member.  I have a fair number of books that are in good shape except that I've underlined some passages in pencil.  Does that make it inelgible for PBS?  Or should I send a PM?  Any response appreciated.



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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 10:54 AM ET
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This is from the Help Center in regards to book condition - hope this helps!


  • No torn pages
  • No loose or missing pages
  • No writing or highlighting on text pages
    • a signature or note on the flyleaf or inside front or back cover is OKAY
    • an author's signature on the title page is OKAY
    • writing or highlighting on the text pages is NOT OKAY
      • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/writing
        • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
        • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent
        • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent(the other is for cookbooks--see below).
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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 11:15 AM ET
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Thank you!  That does help.  I couldn't find that anywhere, but I did keep finding info about the front cover, whether it was an advanced copy, water damage, etc.  --Catherine

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 2:56 PM ET
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You could offer them as freebies with an order from your shelf. Or you could go through and try to erase. But that might damage the writing.

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 4:11 PM ET
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erase if you can is my suggestion!

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 11:09 PM ET
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My suggestion as well.

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 11:27 PM ET
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Yep, i'd erase it if you could. If not, then offer in book baazar.

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