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Subject: wavy pages not caused by water damage?
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 4:49 PM ET
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I have a WL book that has wavy pages.  It doesn't look like water damage though.  There's no staining from a liquid of any kind. It just has wavy pages that look like something was clipped to them.  Like a plastic or metal book marker.  Looking at it on the side it looks like it's wtr damage. But when I look at the pages you can see an indents where a clip of some kind was on there.  I see no staining.  Is this ok to post?  I guess I could do a thread in book bazaar to see if that's ok with someone.

Last Edited on: 10/24/07 4:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 4:54 PM ET
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I have recieved some like that........I think its from how the book was stored at one time or another.......I think since its not water damage it should be ok.......but that is just my opinion

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 5:14 PM ET
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My opinion is that those types of books are A-OK to post.  It's NOT water damage.   To call a book like this unpostable would be to say that we could no longer post books that have pages that have been dog-earred. 

Note:  I would NEVER dog-ear a book, but some people do :-)

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 5:15 PM ET
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The ways I've made wavy pages without water -


1.  Using a giant paperclip as a bookmark (I don't do that anymore)

2.  Tossing a paperback book in a bin, and tossing other things on the book.  (I try not to do this, either)


I've also had a book that looked like it was bound badly with the pages wrinkled by the printer.  Very strange, but definitely not water.


The rules on book condition don't say, "No wavy pages."  They say, "No water damage."  I think the book is OK to post.

Last Edited on: 10/24/07 5:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 5:25 PM ET
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I think you could post it, but when it is requested PM the person, describe the condition and your opinion about it, that you don't think it is water damaged, and why.  If it's a wishlisted book, you should be the one to cancel the request if the requestor doesn't want it, so that he doesn't lose his place in the wishlist line.  If it is not a wishlisted book, you can ask the requestor to cancel, so you don't lose your place in the FIFO order.

Since some people don't respond quickly to PMs, you could add something like, "I'll hold the book for you until such and such a date/time.  If I don't hear from you by then I'll cancel the transaction, as I want to be sure you're okay with what I've described."

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 5:36 PM ET
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I had a book like this, too. I bought it new and I only read it while in bed. Halfway through I noticed that the first 30 pages got wavey. They havenīt become wet nor were exposed to humidity. However, I ironed the pages and put a couple of HC on it. Three days later it looked Like New. :-)
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 6:02 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/24/2007 7:30 PM ET
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You can like see clearly where something was clipped to many of the pages. There'll be 2 or 3 w/waves then a bunch w/out, a bunch with the waves, a bunch w/o.  That's why I'm thinking one of the plastic or metal pronged page markers that people usually use for bibles or reference type books. Not paperbacks but who knows.  I think I'll start a book bazaar thread about it and put it in my signature. Then if someone has it on their WL and doesn't mind I'll post it direct to them.  I might try the heavy book on top and ironing thing first though.

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 7:39 PM ET
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I would think that as long as the pages are readable, and especially since it is on a waitlist, the person probably won't mind. Just PM them and explain to them what you see. More than likely they won't care. Keri
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 11:21 PM ET
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The book is postable. If you want to, you can PM to tell them, but it fits PBS guidelines and can be sent unless the requester has additional conditions against it.