Thursday, November 14, 2002

And now for something a little more personal

I found a great book for my studies at UCLAN. There is only one copy in the University library and it seems like a popular book, so I decided to buy it. Off I went to my favourite on-line book store (no names) and tried to order it.

No joy on the UK site, the book is out of print :-(

Try the US site.

Cool, they have it. Not only that they have a link to an organisation that has copies at 25% of list price :-) Lovely. Let's order it.

Ehem ... nope. You need a US address, we won't mail overseas. :-(

No sweat. i have a good friend in the US and I visit regulary. I'll mail it there and collect it :-)

So pleased was I, that I contacted a fellow student. He asked me to buy him a copy too for such a great deal. 3 minutes later, order accepted :-)

Two days later I get a mail Sorry we are out of stock. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR :'-(

What company fails to know what they have in stock these days. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.


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