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Bellwether's Error

Reader comment on item: Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

Submitted by Thomas Rekdal (United States), May 20, 2005 at 12:51

Your point about not treating Islamic texts in a privileged way that would not be accorded to other books is well taken.

I do not believe, however, that it is unreasonable to expect booksellers to notify their customers of any prominent defects or markings on the used books they sell. An offensive message on the inside of the cover certainly falls into that category.

Suspending Bellwether from Amazon's market may be too harsh a penalty, but some sort of compensatory acknowledgement of an error does seem to me to be in order.

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