September 17th, 2015

planet

amazon used sellers: stop putting your fucking stickers on otherwise mint condition books!

GAADS I'm so frustrated!

I'm on amazon looking for used books. Some of them say they are former library books with markings... I skip those, I want something nice I can display on my shelf. Some of them say they're in poor condition.

And then you get to the ones that are "like new" or "very good" and sure they're a little more, and sure maybe they have some highlighting on the inside, but that's it.

So you order the book.

You receive your book and see that it's a first edition hardcover, published 30 years ago with its jacket still perfectly intact, it made it through life unchanged since the early 80s, except...

THE USED BOOKSELLER ON AMAZON SLAPPED THEIR LOGO STICKER RIGHT ON THE SPINE.

and it doesn't come off without ripping the book jacket.

what level of hell do these assholes belong in, really? On what planet is it okay to vandalize an otherwise beautiful book? Do you really think my bookshelf needs to be full of advertisements for your stupid business, is that why I bought this book?

If you MUST... put your sticker on the back. Or the inside. Or your asshole. I don't care. But you're getting shitty feedback from me for not disclosing this.

Put down the condition as, "WAS like new, but we're idiots who want our company name stuck to everything so we ruined it". Then I'll know to skip your listing.

JUST LEAVE IT OFF MY BOOK.