Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,
Spacefem
spacefem

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.
Tags: books, ranting
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • getting to Olive

    I was worried about Olive this week, and her gaming addiction. She's 7. I thought all the kids were doing too much screentime this year. What else…

  • friday 5: setting the scene

    questions from f.riday5.com today. On these it was easier to think of my favorite films, and go backwards! What’s your favorite film set in space?…

  • two sides of hiring babysitters

    Marc and I did not have healthy family members in town to watch our babies. We used to joke very enviously about the lives of couples who had babies…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 8 comments