Missing Pages :(

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Missing Pages :(

Postby moniivette » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi everyone. I bought The Wee Free Men: The Beginning several months ago and I have discovered that pages 313-344 are missing from my book. I bought the book from a Barnes and Noble and I don't have the receipt anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do now?
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi there and welcome! :)

I'd be inclined to try Barnes & Noble anyhow. It may be a problem they are aware of. And not everyone reads a book straight off.

Other than that, you might try contacting the publishers and see what they say.

Good luck!
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby spideyGirl » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:47 pm

You could go to another book shop, find the book and the page and take a sneaky pic of it if you have a camera phone :whistle:

Unless you want the actual page then listen to Tony :D
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:53 pm

Best to mention it at the shop where you bought it to start with - my copy of Half Blood Prince had about 70 pages repeated and about 2 chapters missing. Unfortunately I got it from Tesco and they weren't restocking so I could only get a refund and I had to borrow my sister-in-law's copy to find out what happened :roll:
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:12 pm

spideyGirl wrote:You could go to another book shop, find the book and the page and take a sneaky pic of it if you have a camera phone :whistle:

Unless you want the actual page then listen to Tony :D


"pages 313-344" - That's more than one page by my calculations, Spidey. :P
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:40 am

Take it back to B&N and ask them to exchange it whilst explaining that you had it a while unread, due to maybe finishing the book you were reading , I sure they would be helpful I've found them Ok when in the States I always visit a store.

Or email the publishers customer service dept.at Harper Collins and explain it them.
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:55 am

Tonyblack wrote:
spideyGirl wrote:You could go to another book shop, find the book and the page and take a sneaky pic of it if you have a camera phone :whistle:

Unless you want the actual page then listen to Tony :D


"pages 313-344" - That's more than one page by my calculations, Spidey. :P


Good point, that might get noticed ;)
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:27 pm

Why not just throw the faulty one away and buy a new copy - checking if it has all the pages first?
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby raisindot » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:29 pm

What is it when a book is misprinted one returns it to the shop for a refund, but when a stamp is misprinted it suddenly becomes a highly valuable collectible? :?
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:51 pm

But this isn't so much mis-printed as mis-sing pages!!
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby Penfold » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:03 pm

raisindot wrote:What is it when a book is misprinted one returns it to the shop for a refund, but when a stamp is misprinted it suddenly becomes a highly valuable collectible? :?

I'm guessing that the King Jame's Edition of the 'Wicked Bible' where they omitted the word "not" from the commandment "Thou shalt not commit adultery" would be the exception to this at around $89,000! ;) :D
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:58 pm

raisindot wrote:What is it when a book is misprinted one returns it to the shop for a refund, but when a stamp is misprinted it suddenly becomes a highly valuable collectible? :?


Not so - in 85 years time it might become part of a classic movie, you only have to have a little patience

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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:59 pm

"You do sell books, hm?"
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Re: Missing Pages :(

Postby moniivette » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:43 pm

Thanks for responding guys!I was so frustrated because just as the plot was building up and I was at juicy part, it just got all interrupted. HAHAHA. All well. I'll will be contacting the bookstore and if they can't do anything then I'll contact the publisher, but I may just as well go to the nearest public library and see if they have it. I was tempted to keep on reading after the missing pages, but I guess all that has happened is for the best at this moment since I really should be reading my college textbooks instead. Thanks everyone.
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