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    Two pieces of cardboard with the book sandwiched between then taped. Maybe they weren't happy I won Charlie The Choo-Choo for $18.50 and it was free shipping.
    That actually isn't too bad as long as the book wasn't taped. Did it come through okay?
    Yeah luckily the book didn't slide into the tape and stick to it. It's a minor annoyance on a cheap purchase and just something I would never do.
    I've received similar from some "high end" auction houses.

    FYI if you ever want to ship something similarly, putting the book in a bag and taping the bag to one of the cardboards protects the book and prevents it from moving.
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    I just have to vent about something frustrating: books coming from the homes of smokers.

    I just got a King item from eBay. It was at publishers price and I'm happy to get it. But I got the box, opened it, and immediately it smelled of week-old cigarette smoke.

    I am a non-smoker and the smell is completely revolting to me. Do we have to always ask if books come from smoke- free environments?

    Leaving this in the guest bathroom for a week to air out. So gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolan View Post
    I just have to vent about something frustrating: books coming from the homes of smokers.

    I just got a King item from eBay. It was at publishers price and I'm happy to get it. But I got the box, opened it, and immediately it smelled of week-old cigarette smoke.

    I am a non-smoker and the smell is completely revolting to me. Do we have to always ask if books come from smoke- free environments?

    Leaving this in the guest bathroom for a week to air out. So gross.
    I agree with ya. I was a smoker for 17 years and every since I quit in '09, I can't stand the smell of it. Way back before I started collecting so my books escaped that fate. You can smell it immediately when you open a box that it came from a smoker.
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    THANK YOU!
    I used dryer sheets on a book and they worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe315 View Post
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    THANK YOU!
    I used dryer sheets on a book and they worked great.
    Amazing tip. I'm going to try that as well. Thanks guys.

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    My Doctor Sleep suddenly shows as scanned in New Jersey today. No scan whatsoever between Antioch, and the East Coast. It still needs to be delivered to Connecticut, so the drama continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    My Doctor Sleep suddenly shows as scanned in New Jersey today. No scan whatsoever between Antioch, and the East Coast. It still needs to be delivered to Connecticut, so the drama continues.
    At least it is now scanned into the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolan View Post
    I just have to vent about something frustrating: books coming from the homes of smokers.

    I just got a King item from eBay. It was at publishers price and I'm happy to get it. But I got the box, opened it, and immediately it smelled of week-old cigarette smoke.

    I am a non-smoker and the smell is completely revolting to me. Do we have to always ask if books come from smoke- free environments?

    Leaving this in the guest bathroom for a week to air out. So gross.
    I got these when I got my first set of DT books back in the day from a very reknowned collector and heavy smoker. Put them in a sealed bin for a few days and all was good. Gonzo Natural Magic Odor Eliminator

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    The saga of the Doctor Sleep has come to an end. The book came back to me yesterday. 7/22/2020 to 9/4/2020 and $40 shipping to and from out of my pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    The saga of the Doctor Sleep has come to an end. The book came back to me yesterday. 7/22/2020 to 9/4/2020 and $40 shipping to and from out of my pocket.
    Ouch. Are you going to attempt to place it back out into the wild again?
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    For the right price, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    The saga of the Doctor Sleep has come to an end. The book came back to me yesterday. 7/22/2020 to 9/4/2020 and $40 shipping to and from out of my pocket.
    Why was it returned to you the sender and not the recipient?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
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    The saga of the Doctor Sleep has come to an end. The book came back to me yesterday. 7/22/2020 to 9/4/2020 and $40 shipping to and from out of my pocket.
    Why was it returned to you the sender and not the recipient?
    It made it to the recipient, who after 5 weeks, no longer wanted it. He sent it back to me.

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    I'm glad the book made it back to you. Still $40.00 is a lot of money to lose.

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    I assume you had refunded the money before the book finally arrived.

    If the seller no longer wanted the book....the decent thing to do would have been to send it back on his dime.

    This was nobody's fault...you should both share the pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    I assume you had refunded the money before the book finally arrived.

    If the seller no longer wanted the book....the decent thing to do would have been to send it back on his dime.

    This was nobody's fault...you should both share the pain.



    I agree, but unfortunately that isn't how it went down.

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    Not a bad packaging job but this thing was beat to hell en route. It had also gotten wet at some point so someone chose to wrap it in cellophane while it was still wet. And it was still wet due to that when I opened it. Amazingly, the slipcases inside weren't damaged at all outside of one that is extremely minor. Photos in spoiler tag as to not take up much space.

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    Is that a box from JW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Is that a box from JW?
    Yes it was.
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    Glad to hear that the slipcase or cases survived.

    On a related topic....every time I get a package from JW, he wraps it in brown paper as he has done for you.

    To my UK friends out there.....is that a "UK" thing...or a "JW" thing.

    Jut curious...what is the deal with that brown paper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Glad to hear that the slipcase or cases survived.

    On a related topic....every time I get a package from JW, he wraps it in brown paper as he has done for you.

    To my UK friends out there.....is that a "UK" thing...or a "JW" thing.

    Jut curious...what is the deal with that brown paper?
    You've never done the "paper bag thing"? I grew up doing that.

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    The only things I used paper bags for was groceries and making book covers for my textbooks in high school.

    Seriously....what is the point of wrapping a clean box in brown paper?

    The box IS made of brown paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    Glad to hear that the slipcase or cases survived.

    On a related topic....every time I get a package from JW, he wraps it in brown paper as he has done for you.

    To my UK friends out there.....is that a "UK" thing...or a "JW" thing.

    Jut curious...what is the deal with that brown paper?
    It's possible that it is a UK thing. I've received several packages from there all wrapped in the brown paper. They also use brown packing tape vs clear. I did recently receive a box from SST and it was just the box with their logo packing tape.

    Here's the "damaged" case. One side was only pushed in slightly but placing the book into it corrects that.

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