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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.

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
clevermanka
Sep. 17th, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)


Seriously, I would lose my shit and insist on returning the book. Leaving nasty feedback wouldn't be enough.
lavenderspark
Sep. 17th, 2015 05:47 pm (UTC)
That's awful! :(
slemslempike
Sep. 17th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
OH GOD I HATE THIS TOO. It drives me absolutely insane. I don't even like it on clearly used boks - there's one seller I've bought several 80s YA books from who has barcodes on teh spone, and it takes off the elderly sipine as well. Ugh.
binaryprecision
Sep. 17th, 2015 09:47 pm (UTC)
Probably to keep you from reselling it. I would definitely post this feedback in your review for their item.
gilda_elise
Sep. 18th, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
Couldn't have said it better. I've run into it more than once, and have no qualms about leaving the seller a bad review. I did try some liquid label remover, with varying degrees of success.
ironphoenix
Sep. 18th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
*makes mental note not to buy from Amazon's "partners".*
jume
Sep. 22nd, 2015 03:48 am (UTC)
(I have bought library books in the past because the ones with the plastic covers give me a nostalgic feeling)

I got pretty adept at peeling off stickers at a young age. The worst situation was when Wal-Mart was selling Oz books with new cover art... with a big 99¢ circle printed on the covers...


(peel slowly and daub some rubbing alcohol in to dissolve the solvent)
hitchhiker
Sep. 23rd, 2015 07:20 am (UTC)
wow
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