If the book that you have received is not as described, the incorrect item or was damaged during shipping, you can return the book to the bookseller for a refund.
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You can avoid international transaction fees by limiting your purchases to booksellers within your own country (or within the European Union, if you live in the EU), or by limiting your purchases to your domestic currency. Be sure to check with your card-issuing bank to confirm under which circumstances they charge the fees.
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Booksellers have the option to accept other payment methods such as cheque, bank transfer, PayPal, money order and more.
You can request a return for any order made through AbeBooks. In fairness to the bookseller, please return the book as soon as you receive it.