Monday, 19 July 2010

Good one Amazon

I bought a book online last week, having discovered that my favourite Josephine Pullein-Thompson pony trilogy (Pony Club Cup/Pony Club Challenge/Pony Club Trek) had a sort of prequel series. I was very excited about the arrival of Pony Club Camp, which was one of the few of this earlier series that I could lay my hands on via Amazon marketplace. I was very mystified when a very thin Amazon envelope popped through the door (it was an Amazon marketplace order "fulfilled by Amazon"). It turned out that my order had not been fulfilled by Amazon, quite the opposite, as they sent me a very basic guide to plumbing (which my fiance said was not worth the paper it was written on).

Have been in contact with Amazon and hope that I will get a response! In the meantime, I thought I would share the picture with you, as it is really quite beyond my imagination to see any similarity between a plumbing book and a pony book. Maybe there is someone out there who was hoping to solve their plumbing problems this weekend, who instead got a story about ponies. Who knows?!

7 comments:

  1. How funny. I have never had the wrong book from Amazon before, but I guess that this is an argument in favour of book shops!

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  2. Ooh that is bad for Amazon. They are normally so good. Hope you get your books soon.

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  3. Okay, that's funny, but now I am alarmed! I've never had any problem like this before, but mercy, what if I ordered a Christmas/birthday gift and had this happen? Maybe I should stick with traditional bookstores and put nae faith in the internets. :p

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  4. Hi Verity. I once got sent the Guiness Book of Records instead of a Persephone, by Book Dep!
    They they were profusely apologetic and fixed up the mistake quickly, and I was allowed to keep the GBR - which I gave as a Christmas present to a 10 year old acquaintance!

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  5. That's funny, although I'm sure it must've been frustrating. I hope amazon responds soon and rectifies the situation!

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  6. How bizarre is that! I can't even think of a logical (or funny) link between plumbing and ponies!

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