|At the risk of sounding like a "Yahoo Answers" Question...
||[Jun. 3rd, 2010|11:58 pm]
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I recently bought Catcher in the Rye from Barnes & Noble - I'm almost done with it, but since I'm not in love with it, I want to return it. I just bought it 5/29, and I plan to be done with it by this Sunday, so it'll be well before the 14-day deadline for returns. |
However, it says: "for returns of new and unread books" - uh, they don't have this magical way of knowing that you've read it, do they? I'm doing my best to keep it unmarked and unsoiled, and I think I've been doing pretty okay. I just have no idea how strict they are: if they flip through the pages and find a rip/fold/stain/etc. or notice that the page is wrinkled because of my fingers or something.
Guess anyone that's worked there would know? I have a feeling I'm worried all for nothing, because I really can't imagine anyone giving that much of a crap, just as long as the book doesn't look too messed up.
ETA: Huh, didn't realize this was a bad idea. I've never actually returned a book there before. I haven't been to my local library in so long - I've had so much money to spend there because of gift cards, so I decide to go B&N instead. Only this time, I didn't bring enough of them with me and paid it with cash. I bought 2 other books which I plan on keeping, and had the intention of keeping Catcher as well because everyone's always raving on and on about it and I'd figured I'd like it too. You guys are right, though: the library is the more sensible choice. On one hand, getting the money back would be nice, but now, in reading all these responses, I should probably just take the loss. Lesson learned: Either I be more wary of what I'm buying, or I just use the libary :P