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Re: Book Repair Info
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ROFL.

Posted on: 11/25 19:46:13


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I apologize if you've already seen this... but if you haven't, this video has some extremely helpful tips on how to deal with inscriptions and tearing and how to remove book lean. Highly recommended:






Edit: Trotter, added his other guides in as well, if you have any books that you want to feature 'In the wonders of' thread on this site, then these guides are invaluable

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Re: New Book Releases
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Morinehtar wrote:

Stu wrote:
I'm sure it does depend on your local postal operators, though -- my rural NZ post contractor is pretty good (and a nice guy, to boot).


Surely this is part of the problem. Disgruntled underpaid and overworked post workers in my area throw stuff around, don't knock on doors and leave packages out in the open rather than a few inches further ahead under the roof (so you know what happens if it rains). I cannot change the sociopolitical situation but I've learned to either buy second-hand and customize shipping or return to Amazon and BD several times until one copy arrives undamaged by lucky chance.



Yeah, local situation must have a huge impact. Where I am, the same guy (an independent contractor) covers our area for courier post (NZ Post), Fedex, DHL, etc. I think it makes a difference when you know your post guy to say hello to (and it is the same guy for many years). It is only one leg of the journey, but that's one less leg for things to be tossed around uncaringly.

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Stu wrote:
I'm sure it does depend on your local postal operators, though -- my rural NZ post contractor is pretty good (and a nice guy, to boot).


Surely this is part of the problem. Disgruntled underpaid and overworked post workers in my area throw stuff around, don't knock on doors and leave packages out in the open rather than a few inches further ahead under the roof (so you know what happens if it rains). I cannot change the sociopolitical situation but I've learned to either buy second-hand and customize shipping or return to Amazon and BD several times until one copy arrives undamaged by lucky chance.

Posted on: 11/24 14:00:14


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I suspect with BD, if you have ordered lots of books from over the years, without any problems, they are more trusting. I've actually been very lucky with the post and have not had many damaged books.

I provided a link to my Google drive with photos for each of my last two problem books (Kullervo deluxe - misbind) and this one, but I don't know if they looked at them. I think the only other book I have ever had refunded/replaced by BD was the Child's World Oliphaunt, which didn't turn up -- until a couple of months after being posted. Mind you, I was glad that one DID turn up in the end as it was withdrawn from sale, and is extremely rare!

I wish BD did use better packaging, but my experience is definitely that it - surprisingly - usually is good enough. I'm sure it does depend on your local postal operators, though -- my rural NZ post contractor is pretty good (and a nice guy, to boot).

Posted on: 11/24 13:26:48



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