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<DIV>The scent of 'Eau de Bibliomanic' perhaps?</DIV>
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<DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:44
<DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> I bought a book that
<DIV>I bought a book that stinks. Not the author, the book itself.
I mean the paper, the binding, the DJ, whatever.</DIV>
<DIV>As soon as I opened the package, the odor came phooshing out.</DIV>
<DIV>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.</DIV>
<DIV>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.
<DIV>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
<DIV>I appreciate your suggestions. Enjoy your collections and your
reading. I still do, notwithstanding interesting experiences such as