Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 5. April 2 1968
Sir−In reply to W. J. Watson's letter in Salient (March 19th) about his buying an obsolete edition of a book at the S.C.M. Secondhand Bookstall, I would merely state that we cannot be responsible for buyers making mistakes.
We have a responsiblity to both our buyers and our sellers. As a result we try to sell the books people bring in to sell although we recommend that these books be current university textbooks only.
Many students are not aware which books are still current and it is therefore up to the buyer to take care that he is getting the correct book before he buys it.
We cannot possibly check that all the books that come to us are current editions, but we did go to the trouble of moving 2,000 books which were not selling, into another room so that they would not be bought.
We are sorry about mistakes such as made by W. J. Watson, and do our best to avoid these.