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Subject: Received book with markings....
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:15 AM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2007
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OK, so I received a book a month ago, marked it as received and all was well. I was stupid for not checking the pages more carefully but I gave the book a cursory look of approval. I didn't think to check the pages thoroughly. Lesson learned! Well, now I'm reading it and the first 40 pages or so have passages underlined, a teeny bit of writing, and some faded highlighting.

First, I'm mad at myself for not checking more thoroughly. But second, I'm mad because I don't think I have any recourse. I am thinking of sending the shipper a PM just to let them know that the book has writing in it and that's against the rules. It is an older book so there's a chance they made an honest mistake. Nonetheless, they should check (as should I). =)

Is there anything else I can or should do? The markings don't affect my reading of the book but I'm kind of irritated because this book isn't going to be a keeper for me. I guess I can post it on damaged books or send it as a freebie if someone orders another book. I'm just bummed.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:49 AM ET
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If it upsets you greatly because it cannot be re-posted, then send the shipper a pm asking for your credit back.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:04 AM ET
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Keri, I think you're pretty much stuck. It sounds like it could have been an honest mistake (even you missed it on the first examination), and I'd have a hard time returning to someone a month later asking for a return of my credit in that case. You might PM the sender as an FYI, and leave it at that. I wouldn't demand a credit back, but if you inform the sender she might volunteer it.

Post the book in the Bazaar as a freebie with an order. Then perhaps you'll get an order you wouldn't normally have gotten by someone who wants your damaged book.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:37 AM ET
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Yeah, I know I'm stuck. I'll just PM her and let her know for future reference.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:41 AM ET
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OK, I just checked the transaction details and I received the book 2 weeks ago. I guess it just felt like a month. lol. Does that change anything in terms of asking for a credit back?

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:55 AM ET
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You can always ask, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Who knows?

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:00 PM ET
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I'd say if you didn't catch it when you marked it received, whether it was 2 weeks ago or 2 years, it's quite possible that the sender didn't notice it either.

I'd eat it, and resolve to check books better when they came in.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:25 PM ET
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while I understand it is against the rules, does it detract from reading the book?  My personal opinion, if I received a book that had a few marks here and there or a highlight or two, I'm not going to ask for my credit back. but this is MY opinion and if it were heavily marked then I would have asked for my credit back.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 6:01 PM ET
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Whether or not it detracts from reading the book, it does render the book unpostable, so I do think you'd be justified in asking for your credit back.  I had the same experience recently and didn't ask for the credit because it was well after the fact when I noticed it, but if I had caught it earlier, I would have.