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Karrie63 avatar
Subject: Questions with Photo Links
Date Posted: 6/28/2008 12:20 AM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2008
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Can somebody look at these pics and tell me if these books are postable or not?

This book is brand new, never read. The damage is less then a quarter of an inch, half the length of my pinkie nail:


This book is also brand new, never read. The damage is less then a quarter of an inch:


Ditto this paperback .. Look at top corner and bottom left:


This paperback has been read, once .. Look at top edge and right edge:


Thanks for your help! (Now let's see if the links work!)

New Member, Karrie




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Subject: im new also
Date Posted: 6/28/2008 12:49 AM ET
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I am also a new member but to me if these were books i wanted these tears wouldnt bother me. i have three cats and i finally gave up and just them have one of my books so they would leave the others alone. most of the ones I have posted are in pretty good condition since they were given to me and I havent read them, but the ones I have kept for my self and even ones I have bought at the flea market and resale shops are in far less shape.

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L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 6/28/2008 12:57 AM ET
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The paperbacks look like insect damage/chewing to me.  I wouldn't post them.  I wouldn't post the HCs either becayuse I'd hate to get a HC with a torn cover, but that's just me.

From the Help Center:

Cover not torn or chewed/gnawed

  • some used book stores cut out a small part of the cover; if the amount missing is less than 1 inch, this is OKAY
  • a small rip (less than 1 inch) in the cover is OKAY
  • yes, that does say "chewed/gnawed" above.  That means no pet-chewed (or human-chewed) books.
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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 6:50 AM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2006
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I would post them. The paperbacks don't look chewed to me, it just looks like normal wear of a paperback cover. And since the damage on the HCs is less than an inch, you should be safe there. I, personally, wouldn't even expect a pm about something like that but you can always pm the requestor before you mail and link them the picture. Then they have the option of canceling.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 8:56 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 6/5/11 12:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 2:07 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS.  As L.G. points out, there are guidelines for tears on the cover, which should be fairly clear.  The guidelines also state that pages cannot be torn, so if any of the damage extends to the pages, they cannot be posted.

Stuff is either postable or not postable; it shouldn't require a PM for approval, unless it falls into the two special categories (cookbooks and textbooks). 

It is good that you're being so careful in looking over your books for damage.  You might wish to review the Book Condition Guidelines, if you haven't already, to be sure there aren't any other issues.




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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2008
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Thanks to everyone for the input!


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