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Thursday, December 18th, 2008

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11:12a
Bah Humbug
So, I've probably just foobared myself due to shopping procrastination. I needed to order some books. I remember that today was the last day for free shipping by XMAS. Oops, that was BN.com where the prices are about 20% more than Amazon.com. OK, Amazon.com says
* Get it by Dec. 24
* Last day to order
* with Standard Shipping
So, I put the order together with Standard Shipping ($7.95). It says the order will arrive after XMAS. OK, one thing is a UK import and isn't in stock. It is more than $25 itself, so I might as well delete that and have it ship later with free shipping. Hum, the order still says it will arrive after XMAS. Maybe I should call them. Hah. OK, there is an option for a call back. Ring. Ring. Ring. India. Sigh. Explain the problem. Answer: The website is wrong. What do you mean? In two places? http://www.amazon.com/gp/gift-central/event/holiday-shipping/ref=nav_swm_hol?pf_rd_p=466145171&pf_rd_s=nav-sitewide-msg&pf_rd_t=4201&pf_rd_i=navbar-4201&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=02F436H5CYTHV1J4N648 says the same thing. Hold on. Answer: OK, we'll ugrade you to two-day shipping and then waive the charge. OK. Thanks. Now the order shows two-day shipping ~$19 and the charge hasn't been waived. If I wind up paying an extra $19 and the stuff still doesn't show by XMAS I'm going to be even more annoyed at myself.

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