Book condition field

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Book condition field

toukokuu 10, 2008, 11:09 pm

It would be nice to have a "book condition" field - i.e. new, used, excellent, good, very good, poor, etc. If my home were destroyed (fire or other) I could print out my LT book library and provide to my insurance company for settlement. A price paid field would also help in that area. But the condition is most important.


toukokuu 10, 2008, 11:11 pm

There is a field for comments and one for private comments as well. You can use either to record condition and price. In your library, click on the pencil at the end of the styles bar to edit the display styles to include your desired fields.

toukokuu 11, 2008, 1:13 am

I don't think your insurance company is going to be particularly impressed with the level of data here on LT.

One can add anything to one's library and there's no proof you actually possess it.

If you have books that you believe have any real value, you must take the additional steps to have them each appraised and added to your homeowner's (or renter's) policy. Otherwise your books are just the same as any other personal possession: depreciated stuff.


toukokuu 11, 2008, 10:11 am

>3 bcobb: Or, that is to say, your insurance company will be just as "impressed with the level of data here on LT" as they would be with a spreadsheet, home-grown database or handwritten list of your books. It will work fine for a general ideal of the total dollars lost, but like bcobb said, if you have books of real value, have them appraised.

We also still take pictures of everything in the house from time to time - including the book shelves - for insurance purposes.

toukokuu 13, 2008, 12:18 pm

cobb #3

Otherwise your books are just the same as any other personal possession: depreciated stuff.

I agree with the general sentiment (that truly rare and valuable books would need to be appraised, as with any rare and/or valuable items), but there are policies that will cover replacement value, rather than depreciated value -- I made sure to get one, since the difference for books (when you consider the "depreciated value" of a $1.00 paperback from the 70's, versus the "replacement cost" of the same title as a $8.00 paperback today -- even assuming it's in print) can be substantial.

maaliskuu 10, 10:05 am

I would like a "Condition" field (where you can choose from some predefined options, like new, used, excellent ,very good, good, poor, etc) too

I know we could use the Comments, but maybe a dedicated field would be better sorted/used for stats