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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas Irony

Amazon assured me that I could buy four books for the price of three. Not only that, I could select Super Saver shipping and still get my items by Christmas! Woot!

Then, they sent me an email. "We're sorry..." I hate emails that start that way. Apparently, my items wouldn't arrive until December 28. So much for all my deals! So I had to cancel the order and get to Borders. No four-for-three deals. Granted, no shipping, but I had to pay for the gas to get there - and back. And since we live out in the middle of nowhere, it wasn't negligible.

Plus the cost of the migraine from driving in holiday traffic.

Then, I got this coupon today.

Sigh. Can you say "irony," boys and girls? I knew you could...

So in the spirit of giving, I thought I'd share it here. In case you have book shopping left to do. Merry Christmas!


kat said...

I did quite a bit of book shopping this holiday season. Sadly, every time I went with a coupon, the minute I got home, there was a better coupon waiting for me - I use a 20%, a 30% shows up; I hold out and wait for a 30% coupon, and when I get home a 40% shows up. So annoying!

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Thanks for sharing! I do still have to go there tomorrow.

I hate it when that happens. I have two packages that were supposed to be here days ago but they are USPS and I am SURE they won't magically arrive on Monday, ya know? Sucks. At least Amazon let you know.

Lisa said...

I could shoot amazon this year! I ordered stuff on Dec 11 (and am a prime member with 2 day shipping) and three shipments all were lost, delayed, whatever. Yesterday I got the original order from 12/11 (FedEx yet! What happened there?) plus its replacment (a day late). I've yet to get an order placed on 12/13 or its replacement and am still waiting on a third (not a gift, thankfully). I went to B&N yesterday (of course before they all got here) and bot the books so I am on my way back to B&N today to return them.

OY OY OY! (different, of course, than JOY JOY JOY! hehe)

Oh well. Such is life, right?

I hope you and your family have a most wonderful Christmas and I'm glad we've become blog buddies!