I bought a book that stinks
archetype at 20ants.com
Sat Aug 5 11:06:51 EDT 2006
At 09:44 PM 8/1/2006, you wrote:
>I bought a book that stinks. Not the author, the book itself. I
>mean the paper, the binding, the DJ, whatever.
>As soon as I opened the package, the odor came phooshing out.
>I haven't yet given my eBay feedback and am unsure what to
>do. Other than the smell, the book is essentially in the condition
>advertised, which is reasonably good with some rather significant
>heavily-read wear-and-tear with DJ, and it arrived reasonably promptly.
>The smell is moldy and musty. The odor is beginning to permeate
>that whole area of the room. Can anything be done? I have set the
>book in front of my air conditioner hoping that will somehow
>help. I have the feeling every book in this guy's place smells the
>same way. Maybe this is something that should be communicated
>privately apart from the feedback? It's kind of like "Take a bath!"
>I've never seen an eBay seller state "smells good too" about a book,
>but maybe they should.
>I am already getting the creepy feeling of invisible slime coming on
>to my hands when I sit down to read this book, which I intend to do
>(or at least I did). Should I just toss this thing or return it
>with a note explaining why?
>I appreciate your suggestions. Enjoy your collections and your
>reading. I still do, notwithstanding interesting experiences such
>as this. Gordon
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