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[BKARTS] cheap, cheaper, poor

  I would certainly agree that not every book needs first class
leather.  I have also spent more time in my life repairing junk than I care
too.  However, I find working with poor quality materials depressing,
frustrating, and, ultimately, useless.  Even if the client thinks the book
is not "valuable", he or she cared enough about it to bring it in for
custom work or repair.  Has anyone out there who does private work had
success, in dealing with clients, steering them away from cheap or fake
leathers and into reasonably priced cloth or paper??  It seems to me that
some consumer education, though not always successful, is in order here, if
only to allow the client to make a truly enlightened choice.
   Dorothy A.

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