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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 18th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Grr! A book I ordered that seller said was in Good Condition but failed to mention that the cover was badly ripped, the book hardcover has a rip corresponding wtih the rip from the cover, a huge crease down it and the book has a bent to it. While still readable, that is NOT in good condition. I still want to read it but I'm not happy about the sell, any advice. This was through Amazon Market.

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Post by LoobyG » Fri March 18th, 2011, 7:27 pm

Making up for a tough day at work with a mini book splurge: I've ordered 'The Brontes' by Juliet Barker, 'Mistress of the Revolution' by Catherine Delors, 'Duchess - a novel of Sarah Churchill' and 'The King's favourite - a novel of Nell Gwyn and Charles II' by Susan Holloway Scott from Abe :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 18th, 2011, 8:00 pm

I contacted the Amazon seller, described the damage, and she emailed saying she'd refund me, I replied that since I still want to read it, that she could refund me 2.54 of the 3.04 price and keep .50cents, she agreed. I think that's fair.

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Post by Misfit » Fri March 18th, 2011, 8:07 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I contacted the Amazon seller, described the damage, and she emailed saying she'd refund me, I replied that since I still want to read it, that she could refund me 2.54 of the 3.04 price and keep .50cents, she agreed. I think that's fair.

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I had one that came from a supplier in terrible condition (spine was completely loose from the pages). They weren't able to replace it, but I was refunded the difference. If they hadn't done so, I would have gone through Amazon and complained there.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 18th, 2011, 8:11 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I had one that came from a supplier in terrible condition (spine was completely loose from the pages). They weren't able to replace it, but I was refunded the difference. If they hadn't done so, I would have gone through Amazon and complained there.[/quote]

Yes, I try to deal with the seller before going through Amazon (unless it's something I got from Amazon and not marketplace).

Usually the sellers are pretty good with refunds and apologies.

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Post by Nefret » Sun March 20th, 2011, 3:39 am

The Holy Bible.

Don't ask me why, I don't know.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun March 20th, 2011, 4:13 am

A House of Kings: The Official History of Westminster Abbey - ed. Edward Carpenter

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Post by Brenna » Sun March 20th, 2011, 6:42 pm

Had a really bad day at work on Saturday, but it got better when my momma showed up and we went book shopping! Fun, fun, fun!

Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
I am the Chosen King by Helen Hollick
A Bloody Field of Shrewsbury by Edith Pargetter
Island of the Swans Ciji Ware
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland
The Tudor Secret C.W. Gortner
Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King

and then the 4 Bernard Cornwell books in the Saxon series I don't have:

The Pale Horseman
Lords of the North
Sword Song
Brenna

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Post by Madeleine » Sun March 20th, 2011, 7:20 pm

Two Dinah Lampitt books, ordered via Abe books:

Sutton Place
The Silver Swan (which I'm sure I read yonks ago)
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 21st, 2011, 10:53 am

I've just been away on a reading group weekend in Derbyshire where we share books. We visited the Book Barn in Buxton and I came home with:

As Music and Splendour by Kate O'Brien
The Idea of Love by Louise Dean
Liszt's Kiss by Susanne Dunlap
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Hidden Heart of Emily Hudson
The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant
Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch
Mystical Paths by Susan Howatch
Soul Catcher by Michael White
The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
The Camel BookMobile by Masha Hamilton
The Officer's Lover by Pam Jenoff
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

Plus two cookery books:

5 Nights A Week by Valli Little (some quick recipes for midweek cooking)
One Pot Cookbook
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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